Well it’s a start, at least.
The powder monkey got hacked off his old base and the Plague Marine got a spray of grey primer so they’re a little closer to having colours on them.
The others fared rather better. The WWI German got two thin coats of Foundry Moss Shade (29A) as a base for his field grey uniform (and some of his equipment), and then the start of some shading with P3 Thornwood Green.
Field grey is probably a little more blue in reality than it is so far on the model, so I’ll add a filter later if I need to. It’s always a pig of a colour to know what to do with though as it varies hugely. In both world wars the German troops had “field grey” uniforms that started more blue-grey in the early years and trended towards green as the war went on and the quality of fabric and availability of dye stock went slowly down the pan. And that’s before you get fading from light, washing, mud, dust and everything else that changes the colour of real clothing. Some way to go on this colour here though. We’ll see how it goes.
The Imperial guardsman got some base colours on his camo trousers. I like painting camo, and this was made up as I went along after a bit of a thought about a colour mix. It will get shaded/highlighted/tinted from these base colours. Some camouflage patterns are so intricate that highlighting and shading them just looks messy and obscures the pattern, but this is relatively simple so it should be OK. There’s only one way to find out.
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