Painting tutorial for late war British vehicles

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JOHN BOND 001
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Painting tutorial for late war British vehicles

Post by JOHN BOND 001 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:24 pm

Just finished a painting tutorial for painting Late war British vehicles.
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follow the link: http://iagsmgm.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/ ... nting.html

cheers John

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Re: Painting tutorial for late war British vehicles

Post by Eclaireur » Sun May 20, 2018 8:55 am

Cracking stuff! I see you've not gone for chipping as such. Would you use a rust brown colour for that?

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Re: Painting tutorial for late war British vehicles

Post by JOHN BOND 001 » Tue May 22, 2018 7:28 am

Thanks Eclaireur for your comments,
I use Vallejo Model colour Black Grey with a fine tipped brush to add a bit of chipping wear of the vehicle paint but its minimal.
I just followed Christie Bell from Wargamers soldiers and Strategy , youtube videos which recommended to minimise chipping on the North European vehicles.
I know a lot of people use the sponge technique to achieve the chipping effect, I have yet to try it but it would be a must for vehicles in the Western Desert.
I not sure how rust brown would come up but you can experiment a bit on the underside of your tank model.
hope this helps
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Re: Painting tutorial for late war British vehicles

Post by Eclaireur » Wed May 23, 2018 8:41 am

Yes, very helpful John. My own view is that a Sherman arriving in NW Europe - or indeed Italy - during the latter part of WW2 would not be in use for long enough to attract serious wear. But I suppose a little battering on the stowage bins, hatch edges, and handles might be appropriate.
thanks again
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Re: Painting tutorial for late war British vehicles

Post by Peter » Thu May 24, 2018 4:27 pm

Eclaireur, when the Guess Armoured said goodbye to their tanks in June 1945, their commander notes that many had landed with the division in Normandy. So they had few miles on the clock.

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Re: Painting tutorial for late war British vehicles

Post by Eclaireur » Thu May 24, 2018 5:17 pm

IIRC the 5 RTR tally was that just 3 tanks out of their 80 on VE Day were ones that had landed with them on D+1. Perhaps the Guards were much more careful with theirs!
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Re: Painting tutorial for late war British vehicles

Post by Peter » Thu May 24, 2018 6:34 pm

They landed D+18, and seem to have had less fighting in Normandy than some, though they did take part in Goodwood. But later in Market Garden they did take a fair amount of damage.

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