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bracken Supporting Member of TMP19 Dec 2012 12:08 p.m. PST

Here it is, I've had a little bit of trouble with Photobucket but hopefully it won't of messed it up, link I've not being able to retitle a couple of descriptions so if it tells you to re instate a colour thats already being re instated then just ignore it! So if the link doesn't work then link then all albums then Fallschirmjager Tutorial. Hope you find it useful, check it out feedback welcome as always, so thanks for looking cheers for now Russ, ps next one up will be a hardline version of the Sumpfmuster 44 camouflage! May not be 100% accurate but its good enough for me!

Personal logo Rrobbyrobot Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member19 Dec 2012 1:27 p.m. PST

Impressive. More so for using a white undercoat. I use black to undercoat my guys. At least most of them. I have used white for 1882 Egyptians and Napoleonic Austrian line infantry.

GrandKenyon8419 Dec 2012 1:48 p.m. PST

Another great effort bracken!!! I was thinking of painting some of my Fallschirmjager and here is a great tutorial. Thank you. keep it up!!

bracken Supporting Member of TMP19 Dec 2012 2:39 p.m. PST

Cheers guys, I think I still need to work on the luftwaffe uniform colour I think I paled it down a little to much! I know their are a few people put off by a white undercoat but if I'm painting camo it seems to help especially if the base colour is light.
Robby thanks for all you've done, saying thank you doesn't seem enough!
Grandkenyon84 thank you for the kind words, and yes I will try to keep up the good work! As long as people are interested I will keep posting!
My stuff may not be 100% accurate, I'm still finding my feet with WW2, but im happy with the results, and having a lot of enjoyment as I go along.
So thanks for looking, as always if I've explained something badly or missed something out just give us a shout and I will do best to help!
Cheers Russ

Personal logo Cardinal Hawkwood Supporting Member of TMP19 Dec 2012 3:05 p.m. PST

don't worry about the field blue, it varied in shade from quite a bright blue to a washed out slate grey. yo be realstic try and do several shades on the one figure and mix it up with withing the group. You can also do a number of feloows in the olive/grey smocks. Troops wearing these are often described as "veterans+ in the late war period but I am of the opinion is that these have merely been issued with stored earlier type smocks. There was aan expansuion of the numbers of FJ units in 1944 which probably put a bit of a strain on the splinter pattern stocks.
And then there is marsh pattern as well

Personal logo Cardinal Hawkwood Supporting Member of TMP19 Dec 2012 3:08 p.m. PST

and helmets tend to be more green than grey


Personal logo Cardinal Hawkwood Supporting Member of TMP19 Dec 2012 3:12 p.m. PST



bracken Supporting Member of TMP20 Dec 2012 12:10 a.m. PST

Cheers Cardinal, i like a bit of veteran type look to my troops, and now I can add even more variety. I must confess I'm still a novice with WW2 but I think I'm getting there, slowly but surely. The BAM figures don't have many helmet covers on them so I've taken to swapping a few heads and attempting to green stuff a few helmet covers, so thanks for the help and advice I will put it to use.
So thanks for now Russ

Personal logo Cardinal Hawkwood Supporting Member of TMP20 Dec 2012 4:27 a.m. PST

actually I don't think the olve/grey smock had anything to do with veterans,,it was probably just part of what what was issued at the time. Helmet covers were'nt as common in FJ especially in 44. Veterans might have sand coloured helmets oversprayed with green and brown, and a number of them would probaly have been issued with sand coloured tropical webbing. the wehr macht had around 10% of its men in 1944-45 wearing tropical webbing so going on those numbers you can have a bit more variation.
There are even pictures of FJ wearing the Heer coal-scuttle , sections of mixed helmets. you could mix some of them in and paint the boots with anklets as very few, if any , of the FJ in the later war would have jump boots.
looking at the FJ I have just picked up I was surprised at the number of fellows without smocks. and why do they do figures with their smocks buttoned around the thigh? It isn't as if any of then had ever jumped, or that many of them were actually qualified to jump by the late war.
as for helmet covers try out the liquid green stuff.

bracken Supporting Member of TMP20 Dec 2012 1:39 p.m. PST

Once again thanks Cardinal, I probably used the wrong wording, veteran wasn't the wording I was looking. Rough and ready might of being more apt, hard biten maybe! I don't want to make them too varied, but enough to them abit more realistic. Thanks for the advice I've got plenty to work on!
Cheers Russ

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