Thursday, 19 December 2013

Perry Miniatures Afrika Korps 2.

I've got a box of these to paint up for fine gentleman miniatures sculptor in fair Nottingham. I painted up ten, as requested, as early DAK in sun helmets. They can be seen elsewhere on the blog. The remainder are to be painted in a variety of shades of faded kit. So I thought I'd do ten to depict troops in 1942, still mainly with the tropical green jacket but fading, and the last ten in all sorts of sandy shades. Also pictured here are the six figures that will make up the platoon command section.









8 comments:

Ubique Matt said...

Those are great looking figures, very atmospheric. Could I ask what paints your use for the uniforms?

Regards,
Matt

Mark Hargreaves said...
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Mark Hargreaves said...

Hi Matt,
Tunic is a base of VMC Russian Uniform WW2 highlighted up with that and added VMC Pale Sand. To get varying degrees of faded cloth switch the highlight to a mix of Russian Uniform WW2 with VMC Iraqui Sand, VMC Dark Sand, VMC Light Grey. The trousers are a base of VMC German Cammo Medium Brown highlighted up with added VMC Iraqui Sand. Helmets.... well... here I used a base of Liquitex Bronze Yellow acrylic (but the closest VMC is VMC Green Ochre) and then a drybrush with that with some white added. I feel a paining guide in the offing....

Moiterei_1984 said...

Great work as we all came to expect from you.

Monty said...

Once again another great piece of art!

Ubique Matt said...

Thanks Mark, very useful.

Michael Awdry said...

A revamp in outlook but same high quality work on show - fabulous job Mark.

Matt said...

Simply lovely :o)
Well done sir!
Regards
Matt