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Sunday, 28 July 2013

More Perry Miniatures Desert Rats

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I've painted another ten of the Perry Miniatures Desert Rats as Indian troops from 4th Indian Division. They are painted in the same method as the previous lot that I did. I also did the bases for the Bren Gun and 2" Mortar teams started last time.

The formula used was as follows (all Vallejo Model Colour paints unless noted otherwise):
  • US Tan Earth/Dark Sand (50/50): Helmets without covers, radio equipment, 2" mortar
  • Stone Grey: Some shirts, some socks
  • Khaki: Some shirts, some socks, covered helmets, gaiters, rifle slings
  • Buff: Some shirts, some socks
  • Iraqi Sand: Shorts
  • Saddle Brown: Rifle stocks, helmet straps, bayonet handles, some boots
  • Black: Some boots, rifle fittings, bayonet fittings, soles,
  • Beige Brown: Flesh
  • Brass: Rifle butt plates
  • Gunmetal Grey: Bayonets
Once the figures were base-coated they were given a wash with Vallejo Sepia Wash
I then went on to apply the highlights:
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  • Dark Sand: Dark Sand, then Dark Sand mixed with Pale Sand
  • Khaki: Khaki, then Khaki mixed with Pale Sand
  • Buff: Buff then Buff mixed with Pale Sand
  • Stone Grey: Stone Grey then Stone Grey mixed with Ivory
  • Iraqi Sand: Iraqi Sand then Iraqi Sand mixed with Pale Sand
  • Saddle Brown: Saddle Brown then Saddle Brown mixed with Dark Sand
  • Black: Black Grey
  • Metallic Black: Black mixed with Gunmetal Grey
  • Beige Brown: Beige Brown then Beige Brown mixed with Medium Flesh-tone
  • Brass: Brass
  • Gunmetal Grey: Gunmetal Grey then Silver
I then texture the bases by super-gluing on small areas of grit and then filling the rest of the base with Vallejo Pumice Gel. Then, paint the bases Yellow Ochre, dry-brush with Yellow Ochre and Pale Sand, then Pale Sand.

 Here are a few close-ups:

NCO Thompson sub-machine gun

Private with SMLE

BREN gun team

Here is a group shot of the 29 figures painted so far.

The Desert Rats so far
The last ten figures from this box are base-coated and just awaiting some highlights. I'll hopefully have them sorted by the weekend.