1⁄35Painting 3 Types of German WWII Camouflage
painting splittermuster camo smocks and trousersLet’s start with the Splittermuster (photo 1) pattern since it was the easiest for me. Figure #2, #5, and #6 from the Desperate Defense set is perfect for this since it was either the trousers or the smock that needed to be painted.
Step 1: Lay down a base color of 821 German Camo Beige WWII (photos 2, 3 & 4).
On the real thing, the camo patterns are geometric with straight edges instead of curves. So with that said…..
Step 2: Mix 80% 969 Flat Park Green with 20% Olive Green and lay down the first camo color (photos 5, 6 & 7).
Step 3: The brown color is 826 German Camo Medium Brown (photos 8, 9 & 10).
Step 4: Before I actually painted on the “splinters,” I went ahead and outlined the pockets and stitch lines with 872 Chocolate Brown thinned with a little bit of water. I also added Chocolate Brown to the base color with a little bit of water for the folds and creases.
Step 5: At this point, I added the “splinters” with 979 German Dark Green. This was done with the smallest brush I had and it took practice to get it just right, not to small or to big (photos 11, 12 & 13).
Step 6: Last was to add the highlights to the tops of the folds and creases. I did this by adding 845 Sunny Skin Tone to the base color (photos 14, 15 & 16).
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