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Dragon Battle of the Hedgerows
andyevans
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Posted: Monday, June 14, 2010 - 07:02 AM UTC
"What's this" I hear you say, "not more splinter pattern camo ?"

Another WIP this time wearing a Wehrmacht camo smock, all OOTB, head and all. (And before you type it, I know that the seams around the smock arms are not like this. Well I know it now, didn't know it when I started. Mistakenly assumed the sculpting was correct.) And the answer is -

Anyway, base colour is 821 German Camo Beige, Brown splinters 826 German Camo Medium Brown, Green splinters 895 Gunship Green and the rain marks are 888 Olive Grey. All Vallejo acrylics. Now can I please paint a single colour uniform ?


marcel99
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Posted: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 01:57 AM UTC
Great start Andy!

Marcel.
andyevans
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Posted: Wednesday, February 09, 2011 - 07:05 AM UTC
Well, my new years' resolution was to finish all of those projects that were awaiting completion and this guy has been on my bench staring at me since June last year !

Finally got around to him. All Vallejo acrylics, all stock (really old) Dragon apart from the helmet (Ultracast).



Plasticbattle
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Posted: Wednesday, February 09, 2011 - 08:18 AM UTC
Hi Andy. You got this splinter pattern camo down to a fine art now. You make it look too easy!! Great stuff.
andyevans
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Posted: Wednesday, February 09, 2011 - 08:31 AM UTC
Hi Frank,

Thanks for your comments. The only reason I have been concentrating on the splinter patterns is so I can put off painting an SS pattern ! They look waaaay to hard.

One day,

Andy
exer
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Posted: Wednesday, February 09, 2011 - 08:49 AM UTC
Great stuff Andy. One thing -were those smocks reversible to white?
andyevans
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Posted: Wednesday, February 09, 2011 - 10:00 AM UTC
Thanks Pat,

Schiffer - Camouflage Uniforms of the German Wehrmacht, pages 124 - 127 show an example of this Heerestarnjacke, or army smock. Although this example does not have a hood, it clearly shows the inner (unprinted) side as being white / off-white. I have taken a bit of artistic licence and assumed these were manufactured with a hood at some point. Either way, none of the army smocks had a reversible "pattern" like the SS variants.
The moulding of the Dragon figure is an army smock based on the waist drawstring and the button/tab cuff closure, SS examples having an elasticated waist band and cuffs.

Sorry to sound like an anorak (pun intended)

Andy (Now waiting for someone more knowledgable than me on this to put me straight )
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Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 09:23 AM UTC
great camouflage