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Base Layer Tutorial - German Infantry

Tutoring 8
Skill 8
Idea 8
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I use the word tutorial very loosely as the word does imply that I know what I am doing, and I certainly do not.  I’ve used the exact same colours as given in the Colours of War book.  The only things this book doesn’t suggest colours for is the bread bag and the entrenching tool.  Any brown or canvas colour will be fine for the bread bag – the bread bags on the test schemes in the previous entry were done in Vallejo Orange Brown.

Entrenching tools would either be enclosed in a full black leather cover but I believe these were replaced by partial covers in brown leather later in the war.  It is something I read years ago when painting up some 28mm Germans and I can’t remember what book I read it in, but I think I am right.

All paints are Vallejo except the black which is Abaddon Black from GW, and I’ve also used Nuln Oil in stage 2.

The photos are not great, but they should suffice. The colours are brighter in real life than what is appearing on my laptop screen.  Apologies but I just do not have the space to set up my light box and camera at the moment.

Stage 1. Grey Primer Stage 1. Grey Primer
Stage 2.  Nuln Oil wash.  Stage 2. Nuln Oil wash.
Stage 3. Chocolate Brown for the boots, bread bag and handle of the entrenching tool.Stage 3. Chocolate Brown for the boots, bread bag and handle of the entrenching tool.
Stage 4. German Field Grey for the trousers and jacket.  Stage 4. German Field Grey for the trousers and jacket.
Stage 5. German Camo Dark Green for the helmet and gas mask canister.   Stage 5. German Camo Dark Green for the helmet and gas mask canister.
Stage 6. Dark Yellow for the weapon.  Stage 6. Dark Yellow for the weapon.
Stage 7. German Camo Beige for the Zeltbahn and German Camo Medium Brown for the canteenStage 7. German Camo Beige for the Zeltbahn and German Camo Medium Brown for the canteen
Stage 8. Black for Webbing and other leather bits.  The Entrenching tool was also painted black.Stage 8. Black for Webbing and other leather bits. The Entrenching tool was also painted black.
Stage 9. Heavy Fleshtone on the face and hands, plus touch ups.Stage 9. Heavy Fleshtone on the face and hands, plus touch ups.

A wash with an Army Painter tone or dip, or a Devlan Mud/Agrax Earthshade wash and this would easily be table ready.  Tomorrow I will finish off this model, plus the other 12 I was working on as well, and will again outline what I did.  Hope this helps someone and any suggestions will be most welcome and appreciated.

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noyjatat
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@robert great little write up and set of photos buddy, more great work :D. The only suggestion I would have and I know this one would get the @avernos stamp of approval is to black circle paint or drill and paint the tube ends of the panzerschreck. He has a thing about gun barrels hehe. Looking forward to seeing them all together when done.

buggeroff
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hahahaaha he only has slight issue. hmmmmm

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