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Could anyone help me on how to paint white snowy camo on my tanks? I've got all my guardsmen painted up and my unpainted tanks really destroy the whole look of the army.
I was thinking something similar to this: Weather Snow Camo Imperial Guard Vehicles - Senji Studios
Just with blue instead of red. Could anyone guess how these tanks were painted or give me a way to paint similar nice snowy camo?
that was just a weathered White scheme.
If you are looking for an actual winter cammo, you will need to have gray and black patterns mixed in there.
Here is a good image example.
well... I was thinking of starting the tank black, dry brushing dark grey. Then spraying the whole tank lightly with white, then washing it black, and then drybrushing it white.
Do you think this would work well as snow camo?
Spray your tank a non winter colour representing the original factory finish the tank was painted before the crew applied the winter effect. Panzer grey, olive green etc.
Using an airbrush and a fractionally lighter base coulour apply some hilights to raised areas and the centre of hull pannels.
Next apply a varnish such as ard coat or Johnsons Klear to protect this colour.
Take a sponge or wire wool and some Marmite and dab it in patches all over the tank.
Now atibrush thin coats of white all over the tank. Dont overdo it as you want the shading to still be there. Crew applied whitewashes were rarely 100% opaque.
Leave it to dry overnight.
Get a stiff brush and some warm water and vigourously remove the paint over the marmite until all residue of the masking is gone. A sponge and some of the base colour can also add wear to the winter coat especially on the raised edges. Just dab away until the effect looks right. Drybrushing the base colour with very dry brush (almost dusting it on) looks good in a few areas.
An airbrush can be used to faintly apply dirty colours to a few areas will break up the effect.
As an alternative to marmite you can use masking solutions such as Humbrol Maskol or even rock salt sprinkled over a coat of wet varnish. Some people use hairspray to put a deliberate weak layer between the base and winter colours.
The forgeworld painting masterclass book along with magazines like Military in Scale are a good source of examples and walkthrough articles.
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I wouldn't know what colour to paint underneath... grey I suppose.
Ill do a few experiments and post my results up for people to see