Thursday, March 5, 2015

How to Paint Fallschirmjäger Camo - the Resistant Rooster's Way

Thanks to fellow-blogger Aaron's (Prufrock) suggestion of labeling my last post with a How To moniker, I went back through the blog to find stuff that may be of use. Incidentally, I came across some old photos of WIP shots from painting some Victory Force Miniatures FJ in camo. The method was discovered on Resistant Roosters and championed by a painter by the name of Giles. The tutorial is aimed at 15mm, but translates well enouth to 28mm, IMO. Please click on the links for both Splinter and Tan Water patterns. Here are the WIP photos - sorry I didn't take any step-by-step, but the linked site has some examples. The links give recommended colors to use from Vallejo. Again, these were painted a long time ago, but figured it's a good reference. Since then, I've discovered Micron Pens, and would use them to replicate the "rain drops" instead of using a brush.
Splinter Pattern
Splinter Pattern
Tan Water Pattern
Tan Water Pattern


20 comments:

  1. Great work on these paras, Dean. :D Thanks a lot, this is public service! - and will come in real handy in the near future! Greetings!

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    1. My pleasure! I'm glad it can be of some use. I really like that method of painting Splinter camo. I would have never thought to go with a brown basecoat first. Warm Regards, Dean

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  2. Thanks for posting, your paras are looking very good. I have enough trouble painting these in 1/72, I can't imagine the difficulty of doing it in 15mm.
    FF

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    1. Thanks for the visit and nice words, FF. Those FJ's were painted awhile ago, but I recently found the WIP shots and wanted to add them to the Resistant Rooster's links - which I still believe is one of the best ways to replicate the camo patterns. Warm regards, Dean

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  3. Very nice brush work Dean, they really came out as I intended in the tutorial.

    The most fundamental point is quite counter intuitive (paint the dark color first)

    I'm quite humbled to see this piece I did for RR to be of actual use.

    On to my SAGA army :-)

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    1. Thanks, Giles! Appreciate the visit and approval. Saga, huh, quite a change up. Warm regards, Dean

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  4. These are 15s? Wow! Outstanding camo work. I avoided painting camo on my 15s. I should send you some of mine.

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    1. Jonathan, the pictures here are 28mm. The ones in the link are 15mm. Best, Dean

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    2. No problem, Jonathan. Best, Dean

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  5. The camouflage is very precisely displayed. Super!!!

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    1. Thank you very much! Warm regards, Dean

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  6. Awesome Dean! Thanks very much :)

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  7. Excellent guide for this type of camo - and thanks for introducing me to Victory Force Minis, great looking stuff!

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    1. You're very welcome, Soren. VFM is run by James Bland, who also is the sculptor. A great company to deal with, and my favorite WW2 figures for sure. Best, Dean

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  8. looks terrific! Really well done.

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    1. Thanks a lot for your kind compliment! Much appreciated. Regards, Dean

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  9. Absolutely superb Dean. Looking forward to seeing them complete.

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    1. Thanks, Michael. These were actually done awhile ago, but I just found the WIP shots recently. Best, Dean

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