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Wash and Highlights - German Infantry continued

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Today didn’t really go to plan thanks to some gardening, getting bitten by ants and a very long afternoon nap but on with the show.

For this model I used three colours of GW wash.  For the uniform and helmet I used Nuln Oil, for the skin I used Reikland Fleshshade and Agrax Earthshade for everything else.  Next time I might go back to the Army Painter Tones to get a different effect or just use Agrax all over so that not every German looks exactly the same.   Pictures are shown below… bad pictures I may add.  Except for the use of GW Abaddon Black, all other colours are Vallejo.

Wash and Highlights - German Infantry continued
Wash and Highlights - German Infantry continued

Following this I did highlights.  The boots got a Flat Brown and Beige Brown mix.  The uniform got a highlight of German Field Grey, followed by another more focused highlight of Field Grey and a little Ivory mixed in. Helmet got a highlight of German Dark Camo Green, followed by another with a little German Field Grey added in.  I then added some of the Field Grey/Ivory mix I just used on the uniform and did a final focused highlight.  The gas mask canister also got the same treatment.

This time I added Beige Brown to the black to highlight the black leather parts.  The weapon was highlighted with a repeat of the base coat, Dark Yellow, followed by another highlight with a little Ivory mixed in.  I quite liked the look of the skin, so left it alone.

I also painted a black dot to represent the hole in the barrel of the weapon after some feedback from the very helpful Gaz!   I’ll show how I do Splinter Camo on one of the models wearing a smock, so you can actually see it better.

Wash and Highlights - German Infantry continued
Wash and Highlights - German Infantry continued

I hope this is useful to someone. Tomorrow is another day, hopefully I won’t be as stiff as I am now and the ant bites stop itching!

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torros
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In the flesh so to speak how did you find the difference in finish between the AP and the GW washes?

buggeroff
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looks really good Robert, great work

can relate on the gardening, thankfully no ants 🙂

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