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Goose66616 Jun 2011 6:25 a.m. PST

As the title say,, anyone know of any guides preferably for 28mm, for doing modern british digital cammo patterns?

Cheers.

Mick in Switzerland Supporting Member of TMP16 Jun 2011 6:34 a.m. PST

If you mean new British Army Multi Terrain Camo, look at these.

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Mick

ScoutII Inactive Member16 Jun 2011 6:42 a.m. PST

Digital camo is a bit of a pain.

One of the most time effective methods I have used involved "salt masking". The salt crystals are cubic, so it replicates the shapes well enough.

Effectively you will want to apply a base color, and then slightly dampen the miniature when that paint is dry. Dip the mini in some salt and then paint the next color (I generally use an airbrush since it is easier to control and avoid knocking the salt off). Once that is dry – remove that layer of salt…dampen and reapply salt. The technique can be repeated as many times as needed depending on the number of colors in the camo pattern.

There is a bit of clean up that needs to be done, but it is quick and pretty easy. You should be able to google "salt masking" for more detailed info.

The other method that I have done with some success is to take a roll of pinstripe masking tape and pull out a short line on a cutting mat. Use a sharp knife to slice tiny squares and rectangles. Apply those as needed. This is a very fiddly method…which works, but normally I salt mask due to the simplicity.

Aliosborne16 Jun 2011 6:54 a.m. PST

Is the salt masking not fiddly for 28mm figures or smaller? Or do you use that on this scale?

I have been wondering how to paint this camo for my brits and US too

Thanks
Al

ScoutII Inactive Member16 Jun 2011 7:30 a.m. PST

Fiddly…yes, but painting in 28 mm is fiddly. I have used it with success on figures as small as 20mm, though below that it becomes more difficult to track down salt that is fine enough to be representative of the pattern.

I seem to recall a few different tutorials over on one of the 40K sites for weathering Tau armor. Same principle, you are just doing it with more colors.

The salt method though is less fiddly than actual masking (tweezers and such for applying the masks). Granted if you are painting to a 3 foot standard, just random stabs with a small brush will work as well.

NoLongerAMember Inactive Member16 Jun 2011 8:00 a.m. PST

use a flat brush, rathe than a pointed one, cubes and diamonds and hard edges are easy to do then.

Personal logo GeoffQRF Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Jun 2011 8:04 a.m. PST

Scout… got any pictures of the finished result?

David Manley16 Jun 2011 9:20 a.m. PST

The whole point of the new British camo (as explained to me by the guys in the project team) is that it doesn't look digital (which has a tendency to look "scruffy" if not done well)

william o punheteiro Inactive Member16 Jun 2011 1:53 p.m. PST

The new British pattern MTP isn't a digital pattern, it's based on MultiCam.

Try thgis for clear illustrations and a painting guide.

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