Sunday, September 25, 2011

German Fallschirmjaegers: it ain't easy

I've been painting a few bases of 6FSJ troops for my Normandy scenario, but it's not easy to get a good impression of Oak Leaf Camo here.  Just taking the correct colors and wet mixing seems to give a blotchy result, and a light wash of black increases detail but tends to make the mini's quite dark, and 10 mm need more light than normal, not less.  It's only after making the macro pics (these things look ugly at 14 MP) that I actually saw some stained effect I don't like too much as well.  I'm gonna freshen these guys up again with some sand and try some very fine brown and green pattern, but on a dry underground this time.