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Pete Paints 15mm Early War German LMG Teams

Pete is back - this time, with early-war WWII Germans LMG teams.

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captaincold6921 Nov 2018 8:41 a.m. PST

Ordered some PSC 15mm German Infantry late war. What's your opinion on base coat color? I've read black, white, grey….

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian21 Nov 2018 8:53 a.m. PST

I use Testors Model Master SAC Bomber Green (1993). A good Feldgrau (slightly green) shade). I then paint details and 'Dip" with Minwax Polyshades Tudor stain.

John Armatys21 Nov 2018 9:11 a.m. PST

I normally undercoat 15mm in white, but use black if I'm doing a quick job. It depends on your painting style. Saber6's method will be even faster.

captaincold6921 Nov 2018 10:15 a.m. PST


Do you have a blog or some pictures of your infantry?

I like your way of painting!

Martin Rapier21 Nov 2018 10:57 a.m. PST

Unlike John, I base coat mine black. Heavy dry brush of the uniform colour, then pick out all the details. Flesh and hats last.

That is also pretty quick.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian21 Nov 2018 11:45 a.m. PST

let me find some links

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian21 Nov 2018 11:51 a.m. PST


Facebook photo of some West Germans done the same way. I'll try to find some more


khanscom21 Nov 2018 6:45 p.m. PST

Tamiya Field Gray; drybrush with same cut with a little White.

Martin Rapier22 Nov 2018 9:15 a.m. PST

Both Tamiya and Vallejo field grey are pretty dark out of the bottle, especially over a black base, so yes, you need to do a lighter highlight.

krisgibbo30 Nov 2018 10:35 a.m. PST

Dark black-brown anybody? Okay. I got the idea from the You Tube channel Panzer Schule.
I'm nowhere near Frank's skill level but my minis no longer look like grey-green lumps on the table.
I find it covers easier than black and I can see more of the detail.
My two cents….

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