Monday, 19 August 2013

10mm Falklands Brits part 3

This update will complete the painting of the figures, I'm using the same stand of 4 figures so you can see the progression. You need to have your references for the cammo handy, any good picture of British DPM will do! Dougie
1. The stand is given a coat of any spray matt white, then a wash with Vallejo Game Ink (VGI) Black this really brings the detail out and lets you see where you need to paint!
2. The DPM uniform is next, we start off by painting the whole uniform Vallejo Model Color (VMC) English Uniform 921, we then add the green swirls with VMC USA Uniform 922, the brown swirls with VMC German Blk Brown 822. The next part really brings the DPM pattern to life. Carefully highlight the base English Uniform colour with VMC Dark Sand 847 then highlight the brown with VMC Flat Brown 984, the green we leave. To finish off use a Black UniPin pen, size 0.1mm to draw in the black swirls and you're done.
Heres a shot of the pen I mention above
3. Now paint the helmet and webbing VMC Military Green 975. To the webbing we add a layer of VMC Russian Uniform 924, then highlight it with VMC Green Grey 886. To the helmet we drybrush with VMC Reflective Green 890 then a light drybrush with 890 with a little yellow added.
4. Paint boots, gloves and weapons VMC Black 950. Boots, weapon furniture and gloves are highlighted with Vallejo Panzer Aces (VPA) Dark Rubber 306 and the gunmetal with VMC London Grey 836.
5. To finish off the flesh is painted with VMC Sunny Skintone 845, then washed with VGI Skin Wash 93 and lastly highlighted with Vallejo Game Color (VGC) Cadm. Skin 99.

Now only another 68 to do!


  1. Excellent tutorial Dougie as ever. It makes me want to have a crack at a 10mm figure to see the finish that you have achieved. Not sure I fancy painting 68 but I bet it is a comfort to know that the Argentines weren't wearing cammo? Aye, Rusty.

  2. Well Rusty all the Argies are done, the Brits are all prepped, gonna do a few bits of dio work on the stands, the Lt.Col Pike "rumour control" photo is quite tempting! You should give it a shot 10mm is ideal for the bigger engagements.