Monday, 2 September 2013

GERMAN SPLINTER CAMO and ww2 table


These are Artizan Miniatures figures which I recently painted up for my ad hoc platoon for the Chain of Command game I did last Friday.





A few more figures painted up at the last minute to fill out the platoon. The officer is from Warlord Miniatures and the other two are from Artizan.


The next couple of pictures are of the platoons and table I used last Friday.




 My next post I will show some close up action shots of the fighting over the terrain.

26 comments:

  1. Fantastic (and fast!) painting work, sir. Your table is wonderful too.

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  2. Wow - that table is superb and great painting on the minis. Looking forward to seeing the table in action.

    Frank
    http://adventuresinlead.blogspot.com.au/

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  3. Not surprisingly everything looks wonderful!!

    Christopher

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  4. Great work Pat, and wonderful terrain.

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  5. The terrain and miniatures are stunning....

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  6. Superb paintwork Pat, the camo looks great

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  7. Lovely work on the camo. Best, Dean

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  8. Greate looking units !!!

    Stunning terrain, realy look forward to the AAR !

    Best regards Michael

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  9. Very good job in that cammo
    Can you provide the colour references you used, please?
    B

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    1. Thanks very much chaps.
      B, I painted these using two different types of camo. All paints are Vallejo.

      Splinter Camo.
      Base - Panzer Aces - 345. I then washed with a Raw Umber and re painted 345 again, leaving dark areas around the creases.
      1st camo (sharp triangle and square blotches) - 346 green.
      2nd camo (as above) - 347 brown.
      Splinter strips (all going in the same direction, vertical) - 348 green.

      Sumpfmaster 44(swamp)
      Paint the same method as above.
      Base - US Tan 874 - Raw Umber wash and re highlight.
      1st camo - Saddle Brown 940.
      2nd camo - Luftwaffe camo green 823.
      Splinter strips - German camo blackbrown 822.

      Cheers,
      Pat.

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  10. Looks sensational Pat. Lovely looking table as well. Very much looking to the report.

    Cheers

    Carlo

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  11. Great painting and fantastic looking table. Did you make the roads or are they commercial?

    Your table has definitely changed my views on modular tiles versus standalone terrain. Any chance of a tutorial on how you did the base board.
    Pat

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    1. I made the roads just using 2mm hardboard. I will include how I did this in my next post.
      The table surface was made smearing a very thin layer of tile grout over the material of your choice. (I used MDF)
      Then PVA and sand/railway ballast to cover the surface.
      When dry, paint with big brush:
      Dark brown household paints (sandtex chocolate)
      dry brush with the following layers
      Mid brown.
      Mid stone,
      Caramel,
      Light cream.
      Then PVA glue where you want the grass to be, sprinkle on flock and then use a paint roller to rub the flock in.
      When dry, dry brush the flock with a caramel or sand coloured paint to tone the colour down.
      Cheers,
      Pat.

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    2. Thanks Pat, I look forward to the roads post.

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  12. Really fantastic, Pat. These have come up a treat - I love the attention to the smallest details, like the chipped paint on one of the helmets! And yes, that village looks wonderful!

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  13. What a great table! I'm definitely looking forward to some action pics.
    Your Germans are just superb. I always like to see others approach to Splinter-Camo and yours turned out amazing. Keep 'em coming!

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  14. Fantastic work Pat. Wonderful photos too!

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  15. Beautiful paintwork and your terrain is brilliant as well.

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  16. Your work is really inspiring..brilliant! :)

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  17. Nice post, great blog, following :)

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  18. Great job on the camo! That's not easy to pull off. The terrain as looks fantastic! Keep it coming, Pat!

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  19. Hi Pat,

    the figures look really good but the table is even better. Absolutely excellent!

    By the way I just read your article about American fences in WI 311. Very inspiring. Thanks!

    Cheers
    Stefan

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  20. Thanks chaps.
    I am still waiting for the latest Wargames Illustrated to come through the post, I am looking forward to seeing what the WI team have done with the finished article.
    Cheers,
    Pat.

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  21. Some excellent figures Pat!!! keep 'em coming!

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