|even has the angle head flashlight tucked onto his belt!|
I have the whole lot of my US Mech Infantry platoon basecoated in brown (per my M81 Camouflage technique) with the Luftwaffe green applied and today I tried my luck on a stand. My crappy painting skills aside, these infantry are spectacular! The detail is crisp and raised, and, extremely accurate. This is coming from someone who wore this gear to field problems throughout college as an ROTC cadet and an over zealous youth playing army as a teenager (although sadly when I entered active duty the LBE had been phased out in favor of the intolerable Load Bearing Vest, or LBV....you try carrying 180 rounds on the front of your body and tell me it feels natural!).
Okay I digress. So painting up the Battlefront infantry I'm noticing the detail is remarkable, and extremely accurate. They even put the grenade pouches on the side of the mag pouches in the front of the troopers!
The technique is pretty simple, and although it's more tedious than the battlefront example, I like the look better. Basically, you basecoat in brown, splotch luftwaffe green all over the model in random spots, being sure to leave brown showing, then carefully add khaki "squiggles". Technically you don't have to add the black, but these BF guys run a little large so I think I will add the black to be sure. I also did NOT use my obscenely small detail paintbrush either, and they still turned out OK.
|Thinking of putting an aerial on the RTO's radio simply because it will look cool.|
|They'll look even better when I get the black gull wings and tracks painted.|
|obligatory shot for scale.|