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painting the WW" German Dot Pea Pattern Help!
Militarymodeller80
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Posted: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 12:26 AM UTC
Hi all


Has anyone got any tips or links to usable tutorials for painting the WW" German Dot Pea Pattern, that would help a beginner to figure painting.


Thanks for any help


Paul
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Posted: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 02:00 AM UTC
Hi!
you may find THIS feature very helpful.

Andrzej
AJLaFleche
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Posted: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 02:10 AM UTC
The big problem with pea pattern is that itís so effective. The eye has a hard time interpreting what goes where. In reading about it, I learned there is a repetitive pattern. A few weeks ago, I was playing on the computer and found a flat, textureless example. I dropped in into a photo editor and selectively removed all but one color from the base light brown. Here are the results. This may help pin visualizing the patter. Each image is of the same patch. Looking at the individual light brown, green and dark brown, it may be easier to visualize what is going on.

Complete pattern

Base color and light brown

Base color and green

Base color and dark brown.
Militarymodeller80
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Posted: Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 06:33 AM UTC
Thanks for the help guys

Paul
montythefirst
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Posted: Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 08:46 PM UTC
Calvin Tan has a really good step by step in his book Modelling Waffen ss figures osprey now have it as an ebook/pdf might be helpful

http://www.ospreypublishing.com/store/Modelling-Waffen-SS-Figures-Grenadiers,-12th-SS-Panzer-Division-Hitler-Jugend,-Normandy,-1944_9781780969626

hope this helps

simon
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Posted: Monday, June 25, 2012 - 01:26 PM UTC
To save your eyes, you may want to try one of these products:
http://www.pacmodelscatalog.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=PCM&Category_Code=Shin
Militarymodeller80
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Posted: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 06:55 PM UTC
Thanks for the link, but how on earth are you supposed to apply a decal to a figure.

Paul
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Posted: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 07:16 PM UTC

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Thanks for the link, but how on earth are you supposed to apply a decal to a figure.



I tried and it didn't work well. The ones I used were pretty thick and couldn't get into all the uniform folds, completely obscuring fine details on the resin figure. I have heard some manufacturers use very thin decal film, so those should be far better... however, to be completely honest, I haven't seen many figures looking very realistic using the camo decals. So, I would suggest taking some good brushes and painting the pattern yourself.

Mario
Militarymodeller80
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Posted: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 02:05 AM UTC
Hi

I had a go with the hairy stick and came up with this, I was quite pleased with the result but as someone once said, I am easily pleased.

Paul