Flames of War Panzergrenadier WIP
Since returning from my brief console-gaming break I’ve gotten rather excited about my Flames of War army and have got stuck into painting some of the vehicles. As I’ve chosen to play late war Germans I get to play with lots of cool and/or iconic stuff like the fearsome Tiger tank and the Sd.Kfz.251 Half-tracks.
So far I’ve got the camouflage finished and just have some smaller detailing such as the tracks, crew and packs/tools to do. Then it will be the decals and some final weathering (mud on the tracks, that sort of thing). Can’t wait.
I used the airbrush on the camouflage pattern which was something of a learning experience. Despite some wrong turns I’m pretty pleased with the way it came out. Being inspired by the lining technique used by Glen Tarbet in the Art of War modelling book, I decided to give that a go – using a khaki to go around the edges of the panels. I’m pleased with the way it’s come out.
I don’t normally go for the edge lining technique, but on these small scale vehicles it really does help them pop I think.
Unfortunately though, the overall colour has come out a bit darker and reddish brown than I envisaged heading into the project. This was due to the recommended Vallejo Middlestone base colour being darker than I expected, and then my use of a GW Sepia wash to help give some subtle detail shading. Now I need to decide whether I shall go for consistency with all the other vehicles (I have tons of half-tracks to do for this mechanised force) or do some tonal variation. What do you think?