Help support TMP

"world war2 tutorials" Topic

22 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.

Back to the WWII Painting Guides Message Board

2,808 hits since 30 Dec 2014
©1994-2018 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

bracken Supporting Member of TMP30 Dec 2014 10:47 a.m. PST

A friend of mine suggested I post the links to my tutorials, so here they are! I have posted them as I have gone along but here they all are in one place.
US Airborne link
British infantry link
Falschirmjager link link
Heer infantry link
Pea dot link
Russian infantry link
Waffen SS link
US infantry link

So that's it so far,hope some are of use to you guys. Its a chance to give a little bit back after TMP and my fellow TMPers have given me so much! So cheers guys,I do have more planned so keep looking
cheers for now Russ

Footnote they not be 100% accurate but it sets a standard I'm happy with.

combatpainter Fezian Inactive Member30 Dec 2014 11:09 a.m. PST


Abwehrschlacht Inactive Member30 Dec 2014 11:25 a.m. PST

Excellent, what a resource! You like your layers, don't you? The results are brilliant!

bracken Supporting Member of TMP31 Dec 2014 6:58 a.m. PST

Thank you Combatpainter, and Abwehrschlacht. The mainstays of my painting have always being washes, layering and of course good old drybrushing. It may not be the quickest method but I'm not in any real rush when it comes to painting, and if I'm not happy with the end result I have no problems in repainting it to get it right.

So thanks guys I've got another one almost finished to add to the list
So thanks for looking
Cheers for now Russ

Kungfucius31 Dec 2014 5:23 p.m. PST

thanks bracken, I painted my 1/72 brit infantry (valiant and psc) after your tutorial and they turned out well. It would be great if you could do a tutorial about brit paras. Thanks for sharing your painting skills with us less gifted modellers

bracken Supporting Member of TMP01 Jan 2015 3:53 a.m. PST

Thank you Kungfucius, its nice to hear that they have being of use. The next one up is going to be British paras so keep looking and I will post it as soon as its done. It normally takes a couple of days to do a tutorial but the figure is cleaned and primed ready to go as soon as I get the time I will make a start.

As always if anything doesn't make sense or I havn't explained anything very well just give us a shout and I will do my best to help out
So thanks for the kind words and the positive feedback. Cheers for now Russ

Gen Phred Inactive Member10 Jan 2015 8:37 p.m. PST

Thanks for these Russ. Very useful. Might be time I dig out the Brit's and Yanks and make some progress on them!

bracken Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2015 7:40 a.m. PST

Gen Phred you are more than welcome, I've added a couple more since I posted this! So just in case you havnt I've added Italian camo and british airborne to the list. I'm pretty sure there will be more to come. Its good to see people making use of them, it makes it all worthwhile.

TunnelRat Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2015 8:51 a.m. PST

This is a long shot – any chance of doing a tutorial on painting Rumanian WW2 Infantry? No, thought not! LOL.

Great how to's – many thanks for letting us have access to them. I will keep them in mind for when I paint some PSC 20mm WW2 Russians shortly.

Saber 29 Inactive Member24 Jan 2015 6:04 a.m. PST

Nice work. Thanks for taking the time to post these tutorials.

bracken Supporting Member of TMP24 Jan 2015 9:04 a.m. PST

Thanks guys
TunnelRat you never know, I didn't think I would of done as many as I have, its a little bit addictive once you've started. So Rumanian WW2 is a possibility.

Sabre 29, no problem like I say its enjoyable and I like doing them, so there is no problem with me sharing them that's what its all about!

Charles Besly Inactive Member25 Jan 2015 4:55 p.m. PST

Thank you for your guidance. I appreciate your hard work to make our hobby better. Your ideas have been a considerable help to me.

bracken Supporting Member of TMP26 Jan 2015 3:19 a.m. PST

Your more than welcome, its nice to be able to return the favour! TMPers are a breed apart and I have received so much help advice and encouragement its nice to feel I have contributed back in some small way. I am in no way an expert in anyway shape or form! and yes I get things wrong from time to time but I do my best to help if possible. TMP is my online family and there is no place like it.

Texas Grognard Inactive Member03 Mar 2015 9:47 p.m. PST

Thanks mon ami

Bruce the Texas Grognard

bracken Supporting Member of TMP04 Mar 2015 1:09 p.m. PST

Your more than welcome Bruce!

hopefully I should be able to get a few more done soon, Trouble is I just don't seem to have enough time!

bracken Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2015 11:07 a.m. PST

OK guys, I've just finished my first squad of Africa Korps! if anyone is interested I will do a tutorial and possibly a guide for Desert Rats. let us know if it appeals to anyone!

GrandKenyon8421 Jun 2015 12:54 p.m. PST

Yes please!!

bracken Supporting Member of TMP22 Jun 2015 2:29 a.m. PST

No problem I have made a start on it over the weekend. Hopefully it shouldn't take to long!

bracken Supporting Member of TMP22 Jul 2015 9:34 a.m. PST

I have now finished the Africakorp tutorial so I have tagged it on here so they are kind of all under one roof link


Terry3723 Jul 2015 2:47 p.m. PST

Very helpful and interesting selection of colors used. I'll review it again as I am painting my WWII figures. Thanks,


bracken Supporting Member of TMP24 Jul 2015 2:39 a.m. PST

Terry37, no problem, hope it helps even if its just in some small way.

bracken Supporting Member of TMP04 Feb 2017 11:37 a.m. PST

I was asked about doing some more tutorials, but at the moment I just don't seem to be able to find the time but it reminded me of how many I have done! So I've resurrected this post. I'm hoping people still find these of use.
Cheers Russ

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.