Wednesday, October 28, 2009
This is my little black painting book where I jot down all of my findings. When I undertake another era I spend a good few weeks researching and experimenting with colours before I am happy to start. These two pages tell me everything I need to know about painting 1944 British. Some of the notes may be hard to understand so I will explain them.
Foundry do actually make a British uniform colour scheme now, but I found it a bit too reddish for my liking, so I stuck to my own findings. For my Uniform I base coat with Tamiya 'Khaki Drab', mid-tone is Foundry's 'Drab' and highlight Coat de arms 'British Khaki'.
If I can I try to keep all colours straight from the pot to increase painting speed. This does take a little time to source though. I hope my rough scribbles can help other painters thinking of starting up a British Platoon.