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DougEagle Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2018 5:55 p.m. PST

I'm getting my hands on some 10mm Austrians and French. I have painted 6mm WWII and modern and 15mm WWII and Napoleonic years ago before I sold them off. Now that I'm getting back into it, I have never painted 10mm before.

So, just as the title says…what are some suggestions for painting in this scale?


GROSSMAN28 May 2018 8:49 p.m. PST

Spray paint the coat color in strips of 10, then use the S.O.S method, a dash for guns and belts and dots for the faces hands canteens, then a wash at the end to bring out detail. I used to turn out 30 an hour this way.

Lets party with Cossacks Supporting Member of TMP29 May 2018 1:47 a.m. PST

Exaggerate contrast of colours. The smaller the figures the more you will need to do this as otherwise no matter how much work you put into them they will just look like dark dots!
Good luck with the project. Perhaps experiment with a few – they are after all cheap to buy.

Supreme Littleness Designs29 May 2018 1:28 p.m. PST


Lots of Austrians and French on my 10mm 1809 Blog.

Top right, there is a Blog Index. Or Next Post your way through for my painting journey.

Cheers, Michael

DougEagle Supporting Member of TMP29 May 2018 5:43 p.m. PST

Grossman- what's the SOS stand for?

Thanks for the info so far guys…I appreciate it.

Supreme- very interesting blog. Can tell you have a passion for the period…long time painting and prepping…looks good :D


marshalGreg30 May 2018 7:00 a.m. PST

@ SLD ( Michael)

What ever happen to 2016,17 & 18 blog posts and did the battle ever "get off the ground"?

@ DE
I paint 15mm NAPs but have gone to 10mm ACW- yes not quite the same. But as an approach… I simply have eliminated details I barely see/ make out at 24" with my 15s ( did some OG REBs in 15 once) and removed them from my 10s. It has sped things up.
I have a large Div of each for Fn,F with some 7-8 per stand for 150 scale play so a lot a figs have been painted recently to the Divsions of Ea side, in short order.
Also per the other's who have replied suggestions- I too have lighten the color some, to make it work sifficiently.
If you want to post close-up pics of them, you will need to paint as you would your 15s. I see some talented painter(s) who paint their 6s better than most 15s, but again he (they) is posting too "pictures" quality images for thr posts and to achieve commissions ( IIRC).

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP30 May 2018 7:25 a.m. PST

If you try to paint a 10mm like a 15mm, it will take you just as long to paint it.

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