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how do i paint black panzer crew uniforms?
stansmith
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Posted: Monday, November 29, 2010 - 05:23 AM UTC
i am an armour modeller and i do include allot of figures in my diorama, the thing is i'm not particullary that great at painting the black uniform the panzer crews wear. could someone help me out and tell me what the base coat would be and how to do the shadows/highlighting? or are there is there anything on the internet theat someone can post a link to please
montythefirst
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Posted: Monday, November 29, 2010 - 09:14 AM UTC
Hi Stan

if your willing to spend a little money the andrea black paint set is ideal as it contains both highlights and shadows and a step by step guide



you can get it from historex agents or andrea direct

http://www.andrea-miniatures.com/market/AspsProductos/Detalle.asp?IdProductoDetalle=1319



http://www.historexagents.com/shop/hxproductdetail.php?ProductCode=ACS2

hope this helps

simon
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Posted: Monday, November 29, 2010 - 09:23 AM UTC
If you give me your email address I can provide an old article on painting black panzer crew uniform that could be useful.

Cheers,
Mario
e-junkie
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Posted: Wednesday, January 05, 2011 - 09:20 PM UTC

Quoted Text

If you give me your email address I can provide an old article on painting black panzer crew uniform that could be useful.

Cheers,
Mario



Hi Mario; I'd be very interested by this article if you still have it under the hand; here's my e-mail address: [email protected]

Thanks in advance
e-j
Maki
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Posted: Wednesday, January 05, 2011 - 09:37 PM UTC
Done, hope you will find it helpfull.

Mario
e-junkie
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Posted: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 08:32 PM UTC
Hi all; thx Mario for the article, it helped a lot. I've changed a bit the color scheme proposed in the article (flesh instead of blue/violet to brighten black) as it tended to be blue instead of black, but for the rest I didn't have any issue following the schedule. Here are a few progress pics on a german tanker I'm currently painting; my basecolor is a bit bright but on next time I think I have a good chance to be closer to black.

Cheers
e-j

e-junkie
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Posted: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 08:35 PM UTC
Seems that posting the pics didn't work very well; here's the url to the galery:
http://gallery.kitmaker.net/showgallery.php/cat/500/ppuser/42467
Maki
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Posted: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 09:08 PM UTC
You can post the pics using the tab under the reply screen... it uses a kind of code where you put URL address of the picture inside img brackets.

Mario
patncori
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Posted: Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 03:09 PM UTC
Mario, could i get a copy of that article..

[email protected]

thanks...Pat
joetotenkopf
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Posted: Saturday, May 05, 2012 - 12:10 AM UTC
Please can i also get a copy of that article from any of you.
My email is [email protected]
Thanks in advance!
Plasticbattle
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Posted: Saturday, May 05, 2012 - 04:45 PM UTC
Hi Stanley.
The thing with painting black uniforms is that if you use black as your base colour, you have nothing to go darker with for the shadows. Therefore you need to use a colour that is not black. A friend recommended to add flesh to the black for the base colour. This gives a warm, slightly faded colour which is perfect for the unifmrom material. You can add more flesh for highlights and a light grey for extreme highlights. Pure black of course for the shadows. Below is the Tamiya tank crew I painted using these colours.

renegertje
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Posted: Saturday, July 14, 2012 - 08:56 PM UTC
Can i have a copy of this article. Thanks a lot.

[email protected]

Thanks,
René
robw_uk
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Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 02:30 AM UTC
if the article is still around can I get a copy - [email protected]

i tried to lighten black with black grey for my base coat - but then cant get shadows worth a damn.. do I just need to use pure black on the shadows or do you think I will be better to repaint with flesh to lighten (does that mean I have to strip the figure)?

baka111
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Posted: Friday, May 31, 2013 - 04:11 PM UTC
Mario,

Could I also get a copy, below is my email.
[email protected]

Thanks.

Sincerely,
Jerry