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acctingman1869 Inactive Member09 Oct 2012 10:27 a.m. PST

How do you folks go about painting your 15mm WW2?


redbanner414509 Oct 2012 10:47 a.m. PST

With a brush? (I'm sorry, I couldn't help it).

kyoteblue Inactive Member09 Oct 2012 11:10 a.m. PST


kyoteblue Inactive Member09 Oct 2012 11:11 a.m. PST


acctingman1869 Inactive Member09 Oct 2012 11:44 a.m. PST

what about vehicles?

anyone use an airbrush or is 15mm still too small?

raylev309 Oct 2012 11:52 a.m. PST

For vehicles I spray paint the basic color, paint details, highlight, decals, then matte finish.

Camoflage technique will vary depending on the camoflage pattern.

ancientsgamer Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2012 12:09 p.m. PST

One color uniforms would work great with airbrushing. A gaming acquaintance of mine base spray painted Brits and Italians. He then painted the faces and equipment bits and finished with a Future Shine mixture of straight Future with a few drops of black paint or ink. They look great! The key is that the figures have recesses to allow the shading to stay there. Figures were Command Decision, I believe, from Old Glory 15s. He did the same with the vehicles, picking out the tracks, wheels and other bits that were not the same base color. When we played his larger scale Memoir '44 game, he had people come up and especially compliment the vehicles.

War In 15MM09 Oct 2012 2:55 p.m. PST

I drybrush all my vehicles. You can see examples at link

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP09 Oct 2012 4:05 p.m. PST

Quickly – I can do them in 6 minutes each:


Martin Rapier10 Oct 2012 2:29 a.m. PST

Vehicles and figures are done in a similar manner.

Undercoat black, then mist with a light spray of white to land on the highlights.

Heavy drybrush of base colour, then various layers of washes, drybrushing and picking out details. Exact mix depends on specific models and colours used.

Sometimes I varnish them, sometimes I don't.

Stick to final bases and do flocking etc. A good base will save even the most appalling paint job, particualrly in the smaller scales.

Job done.

I have only ever used an airbrush on 1/35th scale models.

VonTed10 Oct 2012 4:34 a.m. PST

Check the Flames of War forums, the modeling section will make you weep. But also give you plenty of clues to follow on painting.

Yesthatphil10 Oct 2012 5:01 a.m. PST

Aye to Martin's comment about good basing saving a so-so figure …. And as Extra Crispy shows, good basing doesn't always have to take a lot of time … (not that I can do it that quick! LOL …)

I black undecoat everything these days, but finish figures more with tints, vehicles with a dry brush. Humbrol spay matt varnish at the end.


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