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MAD MIKE Inactive Member10 Dec 2012 9:50 p.m. PST

So, I have stripped the old paint off of my 1/72 ESCI nebelwerfer crew and am ready to repaint. They are wearing insulated winter uniforms and I need some general advice on how to paint white uniforms (other than the obvious "use white paint" grin).

(Stolen Name) Inactive Member10 Dec 2012 10:18 p.m. PST

Use black paint!
B*&er got it wrong again :)

For that scale I would try a light grey base coat then heavy highlight in white or ivory

whoa Mohamed Inactive Member11 Dec 2012 12:24 a.m. PST

or white with a dark wash or dip

dalemunk11 Dec 2012 4:03 a.m. PST

Black or dark grey undercoat, then build up with 2 or 3 shades of grey (not 50 obviously ;-)), finish by highlighting and/or drybrushing (off-)white. Don't forget to muck up bottoms of pant legs a bit etc…

MAD MIKE Inactive Member11 Dec 2012 10:41 a.m. PST

Thanks for the help folks, i have never painted winter camo before and don't want them ending up looking like Frosty. Question 2--were the y-straps,pouches etc. whitewashed or did they remain original colour

Ceterman Supporting Member of TMP11 Dec 2012 5:35 p.m. PST

They remain the original colour

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