Sunday, June 29, 2014

Splittermuster, how I did it and some thoughts

So I'm working on these late war Germans and I wanted to do some camouflage. One is obviously wearing the Zeltbahn (tarp) and the Schnurrbart character in the movie always seemed to wear a camo helmet cover and later a jacket.

Farnsworth has it as Base (Vallejo Light Grey 990 or Deck Tan 986), Brown (Vallejo Ger Camo Black Brown 822), Green (Vallejo Luft. Camo Green 823)

SHQ's guide had Base (Luft Camo Green 823), Brown (Vallejo Mahogany Brown 846), Green (Vallejo Pastel Green 885). Just looking at these colors I would probably swap the base and green from this guide.

After I had painted it i also looked back at this excellent resource. The paint guide for Splinter camo there gives: Base Color (pale) Pastel Green 885, Base Color (dark) Russian Uniform 924, Base Color (marsh) Buff 976, Brown Color Beige Brown 875, Green Color Luftwaffe Cam Green 823, Raindrop color Black Green 980. These are all Vallejo colors if it wasn't obvious. I wish I had remembered to look at this before I painted the figures as, in the movie, Schnurrbart is definitely wearing a darker base color camouflage. Oh well. This seems to be my modus operandi.

I think I also mentioned that I had no Deck Tan or equivalency, but it looked sort of like a Grey Green to me. I thought I found a comparable Americana color in Silver Sage Green, but of course I couldn't find it in the store. I ended up using Folk Art Italian Sage 467, but it's not really equivalent, it's just a light color. It may actually be close to the Pastel Green, but that is just luck since I didn't think to look until now.

So here they are:



I think the Zeltbahn is more successful, but they both look pretty good. Schnurrbart's helmet and extended arm gave me a little trouble  but look all right. I'm also going to dirty these guys up with the Grunge wash, so the shocking brightness will tone down some.

Getting close on these, I hope to send them to Curt before the end of the upcoming week.

A winner will be selected tomorrow (Monday) morning my time. Good luck to all the entrants.

8 comments:

  1. Very well done. I like your camo.

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    1. Thank you Cedric, much appreciated.

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  2. I really like the way these look Sean! Very nice indeed!

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    1. Thank you Rodger. That says a lot because your stuff is top notch.

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  3. Outstanding work, Sean. German camo is great looking on the troops, but painting it is the bane of my existence! (one of the banes of my existence - the other one being bent rifle barrels...)

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    1. Thank you Steven. My bane seems to be accidentally snipping off bits and leaving flash where it shouldn't be. All on the same figure.

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  4. nice paint job on the Germans very nice work.

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    1. Thanks Vinnie, a few more steps to go but getting there.

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