Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Fallschirmjager Squad One

Drum roll please......

At last the first Fallshirmjager squad completed. Ten figures with a MG34 team and a MG42 team. All figures from Artizan.

The squad leader is the figure in the tropical trousers. A veteran of North Africa or Italy maybe?

 I only gave this figure the tropical trousers to make him more identifiable on the table top. I can honestly say that painting German splinter camo is a bitch. I did try and make the green and brown pattern small so it would be more authentic, but the figure looked to fussy. In the end I decided on painting large(ish) geometric designs (the brown pattern larger than the green), to give an illusion of the pattern and which left more of the tan base colour showing through. For the 'rain' I eventually settled on using GW's Orkhide Shade, which is a nice dark green and a 'OOO' brush plus a steady hand (and sometimes not so steady).

On to the next squad. Hurrah!


  1. I think the camo looks very effective Mark, might try that myself :)

    1. Thank you. I'm still finding I'm experimenting with this splinter pattern, so no doubt I might revise this method latter on.