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SBminisguy17 Oct 2017 10:42 a.m. PST

Been working on some 1/56th scale LCVPs from Corsec, and am looking for some painting tips.

The kits themselves, btw, are plain but assemble well. I've added the struts on the sides of the armor plating as well as cleats and the bollard in the rear. Magnets in the assault doors keep them closed.

But after priming them grey -- how else can I make these look more interesting?

* Is this the proper (or close enough) grey?
* Should I use a wash to make the rivet lines stand out?
* Weathering effects?
* Uniform guide for the boat crew?

Any ideas welcome!

SBminisguy17 Oct 2017 12:10 p.m. PST

Btw, here's a step by step on assembling one of these kits:


haywire17 Oct 2017 3:47 p.m. PST

They should be fairly new so they should not be rusty. Water stains, oil stains, exhaust stains, yes, but rust, no. That is assuming you are going for Normandy and not something in the Pacific.

Maybe go with panel highlighting where you airbrush the center of each panel a slightly lighter color

Or like this picture some weird patterns of various blue/greys


SBminisguy17 Oct 2017 5:34 p.m. PST

Thanks, I'll look for more color images. Can't find any painting guides, not even at the FOW site.

Oh, I think the LCVPs are just grey, but we're seeing sunlight reflecting off the water ripples onto the boats.

Sundance17 Oct 2017 5:34 p.m. PST

That's not a weird pattern of blues and greys. That's staining on the upper surfaces and light reflecting off the water on the lower vertical surfaces. Notice there is no weird pattern on the upper vertical surface, right below the soldiers' arms.

haywire18 Oct 2017 8:28 a.m. PST

I meant "weird" as in painting technique not in actual colors… like maybe use stippling

haywire18 Oct 2017 8:38 a.m. PST

This guy's is pretty clean and uses Tamiya paints.


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SBminisguy18 Oct 2017 10:03 a.m. PST

Thanks haywire, just what I was looking for!!

Personal logo Wolfshanza Supporting Member of TMP18 Oct 2017 9:19 p.m. PST

Gracias, Haywire. Have a couple in 54mm and that gives me inspiration.

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