Well I am back from a work trip to Japan and had a week to paint some miniatures before I head to Scotland for vacation.
A couple months ago I stripped the paint off my two King Tigers and then bought two more to give me one platoon and a company CO. I have been painting them for several months and had to take a break while I ordered decals from Doms Decals. I wanted the red numbers for the Tigers. I had seen some reports that some of the Tiger IIs had blue numbers. That would have been interesting to put on. My free hand isn’t good enough, so I went with the red numbers. I designated 3rd company for the Henchel turret and 2nd company for the Porsche turet design.
- GW chaos black primer
- BF late war german tank spray paint(Dunkelgelb)
- Vallejo Air Green Camo
- Vallejo Air Tank Brown
- Vallejo Cavaly Brown and flat earth for the tracks
- Vallejo German Grey for the dry brush
- Vallejo Gun metal grey for cables and tools
- Vallejo Beige Brown for tool handles
- Vallejo Oxide pigment for exhaust and gun weathering
- Vallejo Natural Siena and Light Yellow Ocre pigments for mud
- Mig Dark Wash for washes on tank.
- GW Gryphonne Sepia for wash on crew.
Crew I used Vallejo black, german grey, flat flesh, white, pink, german camo beige
Testors Gloss coat before wash and testors Dullcoat after wash and weathering
Some notes on painting:
I didnt let the wash dry long enough on the tank before applying the dullcoat.
The tanks seems to shine too much even though I have applied a couple coats of testors dullcoat
I have always had a fascination with the amphibious DUKW truck that the Allies used during WW2. I was quite pleased when BF released the model for the new D-Day books. I originally bought one box, but then wanted to have a full section. I decided not to add the infantry to the back because I might consider using the DUKWs for artillery transport and also for PTO.
Colors used were:
- GW Chaos black for primer
- BF American Armor spraypaint
- Vallejo Brown Violet, Luftwaffe blue, khaki, black, german grey, US Dark Green, flat flesh, and US Field Drab.
- Used Mig Dark wash for vehicles and GW gryphonne sepia for crew.
- Also applied both washes to the floats and Vallejo grey green as a drybrush.
The gloss doesnt look so good under a close up. Looks like I need to learn how to better apply brushed on glosh.
One of my first plans once I get back from Scotland besides sleep is to try out the Ivory X artillery battery for the US 2nd Infantry Division pdf. The only models I was lacking was the trailer mounted quad .50 cal AA guns. I sent them to the head of the painting line when I got them this week and finished them in 2 days work. Colors are the same as the DUKWs. Will put together a BATREP when I try out the Ivory X battery.
My daugther managed to get one of their geckos in for the photo shoot. Its almost becoming a tradition. They like tha fact that their lizards on famous on the web!