Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Desert DPM Tutorial

I've had a few requests for a tutorial on how I do Desert DPM well here it is. The figure is a 20mm Britannia British Infantryman with a Benelli L128A1 Combat Shotgun. With all 20mm cam schemes the secret is to get the look of the camo, you need lots of photo examples and with this scheme there's loads out there. My standard tecnique is to clean the casting, base it and prime matt black so we'll start from there, all colours are Vallejo.  Dougie
STAGE 1
Based and primed, the flesh has been painted, as this is a camo tutorial I'll not go into that here, you can use any flesh colours you'd normally use.
STAGE 2
Uniform shadow colour painted 843 Cork Brown, leave black showing on clothing joins and seams.


STAGE 3
Uniform base colour painted 912 Tan Yellow, leave some Cork Brown showing in the shadow areas.
STAGE 4
Uniform highlights colour painted 837 Pale Sand on the tops of creases etc.

STAGE 5
Paint on the camo brown DPM swirls with 875 Beige Brown, keep checking those references, get the "look" of the camo!

STAGE 6
The details painted in, webbing and equipment and you're done. To complete he'll have a coat of gloss poly varnish followed by a matt coat and add some groundcover to the base.


14 comments:

  1. exactly what i need !!!!! thanks

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    1. Thanks Andreas, more tutorials coming. Dougie

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  2. You make it look easy! Thanks for the demo Dougie!

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    1. No Problem Raptor, patience and practice!

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  3. very nice. I think many will find this useful

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  4. This is just what i was looking for for my new liberation miniatures ultra modern Brits. Your work is an amazing insperation for me dougie cheers!

    Any chance of a painting tutorial on the Byzantium arab buildings please mate!

    Many thanks

    SZ8329

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    1. Their small mosque is the next one I'll be doing, I'll cover it in a tutorial.

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  6. Thanks for the tutorials dougie a really big help
    Thanks
    Curtis

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  7. the tutorial is exelent and all your work too,, but i wish to know the colors for the boots,,googles ,, ammo pouches,,, can you post them please?? thanks

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    1. Torvic, all colours are Vallejo, Boots are based around Tan Yellow highlighted with dark sand. The goggles are Russian Uniform highlighted with Grey Green. Hope this helps.

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  8. many,many,many thanks this is gold for the begginers like me ,, your tutorials are very complete,,your work is exellent,, THANKS.

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