Following on from the last post, here are some closeup shots of three of the Schwimmwagen. At this distance, which is about 4cm away, the detail is overly close, which I think takes away a little from what they look like on the battlefield.
Anyway some painting information - I've base coated the green stuff additions in Middlestone, same as the body, but then tried to do some contrast with Vallejo Khaki 988.
Lots of detailed camo work can be done with 5/0 or 10/0 brushes. I've
also seen an article in one of the newer FOW books about triangular
shaped spots on late war Panthers - I've tried something else which I'll
write about when I put up my Panther painting articles.
I put the men into the vehicles before varnishing them. Each vehicle
seems designed for 3 men, including at least one with a panzerfaust. The
pictures below are prevarnished, but the men have been dipped in
quicktone, hence their slightly shiny finish. Once finished off with two coats of matt varnish they lose the shiny edge.
I'll put up a Part three to this platoon and show you some of the stuff around the basing of the infantry units, perhaps a bit of painting info too.
The nice thing about a platoon like this is that there's no assembly and it's a straightforward way into painting your army - some platoon or company boxsets are a lot more complicated that this!