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Klorophil's Bolt Action armies

Klorophil's Bolt Action armies

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Basecoating.

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So this is my first step in painting the soldiers of the 22ieme Regiment. Like I always do, I started by priming them black. Then I made a 45deg. pass with gray and finished with pure white from the top. I thus achieved my zenithal higlight. I still don’t have an airbrush so I simply used spray cans. The texture and fineness of the paint is a little rough but I think it doesn’t show too much. Getting an airbrush is one of my 2019 resolutions so we’ll see if it makes any difference when priming models.

Once that was dry I started researching the uniform. Obviously there isn’t a lot of color photos dating from World War II so it was a bit difficult finding reference material about the 22ieme. However, I found plenty of pictures of Major Paul Triquet, a decorated officer of the 22ieme. So I based my colors on his uniform. I understand that he was an officer and that his soldiers’ uniforms were a little bit different but it will have to do as I couldn’t find any better references on the web.

The base uniform is a mix of 3/4 Formula P3 Menoth White Base and 1/4 Formula P3 Menoth White Highlight. It may seem a little light right now, but passes of darker tones and washes will follow.

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