[2003]
USMC Infantry Squad with 3 Humvees

I used the base colours to lighten up the areas where the black ink pooled or darkened the vehicle too much otherwise.

Then I applied highlights by mixing Vallejo 70.928 light flesh into the base colours.

My last brush strokes for today where white and orange red for the lights.


[2003]
USMC Infantry Squad with 3 Humvees

I painted the stowage on the two Humvees. Two in sand colour, one in woodland camouflage. At the same time as the woodland bag I also painted the vests of the .50cal gunners.

For the woodland I based the area in Vallejo 70.893 Dark Green. Next, I added broad stripes of 70.872 Chocolate Brown. Finally I added smaller blotches in 70.988 Khaki.

I then added a highlight by adding 70.928 Light Flesh to the base colours.

Finally I added small lines with 71.067 Black between adjacent colours.

All in all the scheme is a bit dark for 15mm, with the next models I will probably add some white to the colours.


[2003]
USMC Infantry Squad with 3 Humvees

I finished painting the Humvees by painting the tires black and the undercarriage in a black grey leaving the rust showing through.

They will receive some dust/mud airbrushed on to weather them and they still miss their rear antenna, but part from that they are done.


[2003]
USMC Infantry Squad with 3 Humvees

The Humvees and turret gunners are done except the mutt splattering. First fire team started.


[2003]
USMC Infantry Squad with 3 Humvees

First Fire team done. I slightly changed the painting of the woodland camouflage, adding 70.940 Saddle Brown to 70.872 Chocolate Brown as a highlightning step, thus creating more contrast and making the brown more visible.

The 3 colour desert DCU was painted in the following way (all Vallejo colours):

  • 70.837 Pale Sand

  • 1/2 70.886 Green Grey1/2 70.928 Light Flesh

  • 1/2 70.940 Saddle Brown1/2 70.837 Pale Sand

  • 73.203 Umber Shade Wash

The Boots are

  • 70.977 Desert Yellow

  • 70.917 Beige

  • 73.203 Umber Shade Wash

Webbing is

  • 70.968 Flat Green

  • Secret Weapon Wash 008 Baby Poop

  • 1/2 72.094 Black Ink1/2 H2Oused to define lines between single items

  • 70.968 Flat Green


[2003]
USMC Infantry Squad with 3 Humvees

2nd Fire Team done, one more and the squad is ready.


[2003]
USMC Infantry Squad with 3 Humvees

3rd fire team done. The model on the right is the Squad Leader.


[2003]
Insurgents - Army Renegades

Having finished the Marine squad, I need some opponents for them; these will be insurgents. The first batch is from Peter Pig's Arab/PLO range. These are renegades from the army, which changed allegiances and turned over to the insurgent's cause.


[2003]
Insurgents - Army Renegades

Second batch of the army renegades are done:


[1941]
Wehrmacht, motorisierter Aufklärungszug

I started to work on a new project during my lunch breaks. Well, actually it is a quite old poject dating back to 2006... but I got ... let's say... sidetracked... several times... but good things come to those who wait.

This is a motorized reconnaissance platoon, mounted on motorbikes and motorbikes with side cars. The Leutnant is riding in a Kübelwagen.

The first smaller batch of models wears the M36 field blouse (greener tone than the later field grey and dark green collars) and a mix of M36 (stone grey) and M40 Trousers (field grey).

The rest will wear the M40 field blouse and M40 trousers, all totally in field grey.