Saturday, September 7, 2013

Hard Edge Camo

It's all about how you hold your tongue.
Flamescon is mere months away, well sorta 1 and a bit, and I want to run SS-Kampfgruppe Peiper. I also wanted to try my hand at something a little different namely Hard Edged Camo this differs from my usual way of airbrushing on camo lines this requires time, precision, a special way of holding your tongue and silly putty.
Step one Paint your tank a light grey (you can use white or black it's no biggie) I also don't have a picture of a panzer painted grey but here's the colour I used.
Step two choose your Dunkelgelb I was mucking around with the AK Modulation set but only managed 4 of 6 steps before I realised it didn't work out in 15mm.

Step three cover tank in silly putty (you can use blue tack but it might pull up the paint) and spray your first colour at this point it will look like shit and you'll want to cry* but trust me it doesn't.

*One other thing worth noting is that at this stage I should've left the silly putty on for more natural edges but like a kid on Christmas eve I just had to see what I got.

Step four now add your second colour

 Step 5, 6, 7 and 8 Are your standard paint the tracks, commander, machine gun and any other bits. Paint little dots all over the tanks. Give it a light ink wash and some weathering and then finally decals and boom done.