Monday, 26 August 2013

Workbench - Bolt Action - Assault on Normandy Starter Set - US Infantry

After much research, especially looking at re-enactment groups and their suppliers online, I have settled on a 'look' for my US infantry. The changes between the mini you see below and that of my last post are: Jacket colour, I've leaned away from khaki and gone with a more historical olive drab (somewhere between OD #3 and #7). I've darkened the webbing and added buttons. The trousers are a more olive brown colour. The woodwork is lighter coloured, as is the shirt and the skin has improved (including some stubble). I still have to get some decals for these minis and attach some flock to the base. Overall I am pleased with the result and really enjoyed painting this mini. Here is the recipe:
1.     Clean and wash mouldings
2.     Assemble the minis, attaching to 2p bases
3.     Attach sand to bases with PVA
4.     Apply an undercoat with the airbrush using a 1:1 mix of White Surface Primer(V):Airbrush Thinner(V)
5.     Airbrush the mini with a 1:1 mix of US Dark Green(V):Airbrush Thinner(V)
6.     Paint the webbing, rear helmet strap, equipment packs, belt, shirt and gaiters with a thinned coat of Green Ochre(V)
7.     Paint the skin with a thinned coat of Dwarf Skin(V)
8.     Paint the wood (rifle, handles) and boots with a thinned coat of Dark Fleshtone(C)
9.     Paint the trousers with a thinned coat of Flat Earth(V)
10.   Paint the wool hat with a thinned coat of German Camo Medium Brown(V)
11.   Paint the metal parts, helmet straps and buttons with a thinned coat of Black
12.   Paint the front helmet strap with a thinned coat of Mahogany Brown(V)
13.   Clean-up around the jacket and helmet with a coat of US Dark Green(V)
14.   Paint the helmet netting with Pastel Green(V)
15.   Paint the whole base with a thinned coat of Earth(V)
16.   Airbrush the mini with a 1:1 mix of Gloss Varnish(V):Airbrush Thinner(V)
17.   Wash the whole mini with an unthinned coat of Agrax Earthshade(C)
18.   Highlight the jacket and helmet with a thinned coat of US Dark Green(V)
19.   Highlight the skin with a thinned coat of Dwarf Skin(V)
20.   Highlight the wood (rifle, handles) with a thinned coat of Dark Fleshtone(C)
21.   Re-highlight the skin with a thinned coat of Cadmium Skin(V)
22.   Highlight the shirt with a thinned coat of German Camo Beige(V)
23.   Highlight the trousers with a thinned coat of Flat Earth(V)
24.   Highlight the wool hat with a thinned coat of Khaki(V)
25.   Highlight the boots and front helmet strap with a thinned coat Mahogany Brown(V)
26.   Highlight the metal parts with a thinned coat of German Grey(V)
27.   Highlight the sand on the base with an unthinned damp brush of Bonewhite(V)
28.   Repaint the rim of the base with a thinned coat of Earth(V)
29.   Add extreme highlights to the jacket with a 1:1 mix of US Dark Green(V):German Camo Beige(V)
30.   Add extreme highlights to the wood (rifle, handles) with an unthinned coat of Beasty Brown(C)
31.   Add extreme highlights to the skin with an thinned coat of Pale Flesh(V)
32.   Add extreme highlights to the trousers with a 1:1 mix of Khaki(V)
33.   Add extreme highlights to the metal parts with an unthinned coat of Light Grey(V)
34.   Blackline with a thinned coat of Black
35.   Add stubble to faces by adding German Grey(V) to the skin colours
36.   Paint the bottom lip with a thinned coat of Gory Red(V)
37.   Add battle damage with a sponge to the helmet using unthinned Boltgun Metal(C)
38.   Apply decals
39.   Airbrush the mini with a 1:1 mix of Matt Varnish(V):Airbrush Thinner(V)
40.   Apply flock to the bases with superglue
And a few pics




I have a little work to do on my German Heer, then I will post pics etc.
 
As always if you would like a closer look at any pictures above, click on them. If you have any comments or would like to ask me questions or provide feedback, please fill in the comments box below (this will be moderated before being published on this blog).

1 comment:

  1. Wow, you are making my Normandy starter set look bad and I have not even started to paint it! Great work, detail is amazing, the scruff is my favorite.

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