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Team Yankee Leopard Week – We Paint A Full West German Army

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We're excited to be painting up a FULL West German Army from Team Yankee by Battlefront!

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John will be talking through the stages he goes through when painting up an army like this. This includes adding a few twists of his own; moving away from the colour schemes in the book.

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What Are John's Plans For Painting The West Germans?

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We get stuck into an awesome PVLOG where we're painting up a full army of West Germans for us to use in our games of Team Yankee.

In this first video we're talking with John to find out what his plans are.

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The Army Is Built & Ready To Prime

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With the plans lain out we turn our minds towards what colours we're going to be using and how we might approach priming these awesome models.

Thankfully there are plenty of neat paints out there within the Army Painter Range designed for this particular job!

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Getting The First Layers Of Camouflage Down On The Army

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With the primer down we start to look at the way in which we're going to camouflage these tanks.

Within the book you might find some helpful guides to get you started.

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Adding The Second Colour For The West German Camouflage

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With the first bit of camouflage done we move onto adding the second and with that the pattern is coming together nicely.

Using an airbrush is certainly making this job very easy indeed!

The Army Is Looking Mean

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Time To Get The First Details Done On The West Germans

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With the main camouflage patterning done we move onto working on the first detail work for the West Germans.

This is the stage where you start to make the vehicles pop and make them look a lot less like toys!

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Next Up The Highlights For The Armour

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While you might not have thought it you do need to so some highlighting on tanks! So, we get stuck into the work on the armour and show off a few funky techniques.

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Getting Transfers Onto The Vehicles For Added Character

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Now we move onto the tricky business of transfers. This can be a very fidgety part of finishing off your model but John shows you how you can do it with very little fuss.

Also make sure to follow any kind of guides out there when adding transfers so you get the right markings on the right vehicles!

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Adding Gloss Varnish To Help With The Washing Step

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...the next step involves some gloss varnish which will eventually help with the washing step.

It might make things look a bit shiny but have no fear, John has plans!

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Giving The Army A Wash to Bring Back the Details

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Now it's the all important Wash stage where you start to bring back some of the details that might have been lost in the painting process.

The Gepards Are Looking Sweet!

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Time To Get Some Dirt On The West German Forces

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No vehicle is complete without a good layer of dirt and grime to show that it has been used on the battlefield.

With that in mind we're going to be showing you how you can add just the right amount of grime to your armour without it looking strange!

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Bringing Out The Final Details

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With the aid of Strong Tone and Worn Rubber from Army Painter we start to pick out some more of the Final Details on these tanks.

...lets see how these tracks turn out.

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The Army Is Finished & On The Table

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With the army finished we get it down onto the table so you can see it in all of its glory. It's a good feeling when your army makes it to the battlefield and it all looks ace!

What do you think of the final look?

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Finished Miniatures 360° Video

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And with that we had to show off the wonderful miniatures from this range in 360 degree awesomeness.

We think these vehicles have turned out very nicely and we can't wait to get them down onto the tabletop so we can play with them.

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debriefyt
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Nicely painted

ancientsound
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Nice plog but really quick way to get it table top ready

spacewolflord
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This is great. How to paint an armored column in a flash.

y51c
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Nice video painting guide, even a bad painter like me should be able to follow that :). Though with the “British are Coming”, “Black and Green” (finest colours ever seen) will be even easier for me ;). Have not seen the Dry Dust or Battlefield Brown paints for sale on the FoW site?

aloharover
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Awesome stuff

mikeyboy403
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Are the same colours used for the NATO cam for the US tanks as well?

alaman30
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fantastico

stoney997
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They look great, John. Kampfgruppe Löwe ready for action.

crazycabo
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Paint job looks good.

laughingboy
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Commenting to win, good luck all.

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Does it count if you comment via youtube?

core8ball
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Awesome paint job!

wolfch
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oh man what a great job you did. Yes it was some challenge but you pulled it off great.

I got to try those AK washes myself.

mitchland
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That 360 video of the final models is awesome! Really cool perspective.

panzerkaput
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Great work there

tibour
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Great VLOG. Even though you were rushed it was a very good down and dirty step by step. I particularly like the use of the airbush. I have been considering picking one up for awhile now. Most how to videos are show casing master class work. What you were doing I think is more practical for someone who is considering getting an airbrush. Painting lots of stuff quickly and efficiently, while many talk about few show it.

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