28mm WW2 Italians

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28mm WW2 Italians

Post by Munin » Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:34 pm

(Apologies, as this will be split across several posts)

I finished my first team of 28mm WW2 Italians (they're Gaddis Games minis) this past weekend. A number of pictures I've seen of Italian uniforms have this very weird greyish-bluish-green color - examples:
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Re: 28mm WW2 Italians

Post by Munin » Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:35 pm

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It's a really weird color and I had tried previously to get it in a way that didn't require mixing a ton of different paints. I think I finally got it right in my most recent go round, but it's hard to photograph in a way that doesn't make it come out more blue than it is in person. Here it is in direct sunlight:
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Re: 28mm WW2 Italians

Post by Munin » Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:36 pm

And here in less direct indoor/outdoor lighting:
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And here's a close-up in indirect outdoor light:
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Re: 28mm WW2 Italians

Post by Munin » Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:36 pm

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Given how bizarre a color this is, I was pretty stoked with how well it came out and how relatively easy (no mixed colors) it ultimately turned out to be. I'm charging ahead to finish off the rest of the (enormous) platoon. I also have a anti-tank gun and MMG support crew to paint up. I'm looking forward to getting these guys on the table!

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Re: 28mm WW2 Italians

Post by Truscott Trotter » Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:56 pm

Um nice work but the photo is closer to the real European theatre uniform color.
IIRC Vallejo Olive Grey matches 😁

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Re: 28mm WW2 Italians

Post by Munin » Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:20 pm

Sure, until it fades. Other photos show the lighter color. Also, I suspect that much of this is feldgrau.jpg
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Re: 28mm WW2 Italians

Post by DougM » Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:33 pm

Munin wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:36 pm
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Given how bizarre a color this is, I was pretty stoked with how well it came out and how relatively easy (no mixed colors) it ultimately turned out to be. I'm charging ahead to finish off the rest of the (enormous) platoon. I also have a anti-tank gun and MMG support crew to paint up. I'm looking forward to getting these guys on the table!
What colours did you use?
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Re: 28mm WW2 Italians

Post by Munin » Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:15 am

The base coat is VMC Feldgrau, highlighted with USMC Tank Crew (which I think is from Vallejo's Panzer Aces line). Helmet and puttees are straight VMC Feldgrau, satchel bag is VMC Khaki. Then the whole thing (minus the flesh) is washed with Citadel Nuln Oil.

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Re: 28mm WW2 Italians

Post by JOHN BOND 001 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:58 am

Nice work Munin :)

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Re: 28mm WW2 Italians

Post by oozeboss » Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:25 am

As somebody with a real lurve of Dutch and Fallschirmjägers, can I just say that there is no such thing as "a really weird" shade of green (ish/ bue-ish).

And as stated by far better artists above than I, this is a really lovely looking piece of work.

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