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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2007 12:19 pm    Post subject: Painting Guide - Panzer Yellow or 'How to Dunkelgelb' Reply with quote

Painting German vehicles in Dunkelgelb has always been a bug-bear for me. I much prefer a nice easy coat of panxer grey... far easier to do!

But after a few years experimenting I think I may have finally cracked it!

For this method you will require some of the Games Workshop foundation paints, but they are worth it, especially for WW2 gamers.



STAGE 1

First give the models a heavy drybrush (What I call a 'Wet-Brush') of Citadel Foundation paint 'Charadon Granite'. This takes away the harsh black undercoat and is in effect your undercoat for the dunkelgelb. It may seem pointless to do this with later steps but this colour gives the others a depth and provides shading that isnt black on the final model.




This colour also provides a perfect undercoat for German uniforms so do a few of your infantry while you are at it!



STAGE 2

Next apply a heavy drybrush of Citadel Foundation paint 'Khemri Brown'. This is your base colour for the Dunkelgelb. Dont worry if you go in gaps or areas that should be shaded as this can be solved later when black lining any details.






STAGE 3

Next apply a heavy drybrush of Vallejo German Cam. Orange (824). This is effectively the main colour on the vehicle.





STAGE 4

Now add some Vallejo Buff (976) to the Camo Orange and drybrush this over the previous colour. This is the first highlight for the vehicle.





STAGE 5

Finally add more Buff (around a 50-50 mix) and lightly drybrush the whole model. This gives the final highlight and you should now have a reasonable representation of German Dunkelgelb.






After this add further details such as; paint chips, black ink lining, stowage and so on. I also always gives models a very light drybrush with an off-white or dust to give them a weathered look and to blend the differeing colours together.

Hope this proves useful to someone! Very Happy




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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2007 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hehe, great minds think alike, I use the same colours and techniques for mine ;) (except I use Cam med brown as a start as I only today got the foundation sets)
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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2007 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info chaps but would it be posible to add some more onfo on how you would 'blackline' your vehicle or how you do 'paint chipping'.

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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2007 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the tutorial:D
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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2007 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The foundation paints are simply stunning for my speed painting. Went and bought a second box the other day... Stock up on them while they are in the boxsets!

I will do a 'Chipping & Black lining' tutorial to go with this one. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2007 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use a similar method on vehicles...and it works well indeed.


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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2007 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That Khemri Brown looks very similar to Vallejo US Field Drab. Can anyone confirm?
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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2007 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanx, will give it a go mate,... Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2007 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what brand are the RSO's they look really nice and I need to get me some

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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2007 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2007 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

useful tutorial Peirs, interestingly we seem to almost use the same colours, yet in an almost opposite method! LOL!

nice job well done matey!

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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2007 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are some of the alternatives to the colours you mention? such as by GW, Hobby Colour, Vallejo etc.
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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2007 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BattleScape wrote:
What are some of the alternatives to the colours you mention? such as by GW, Hobby Colour, Vallejo etc.


Dunno... Those are the only ones I have. Confused

Will try and see what else I have that matches... But the foundation paints have a very high pigment and go over black very well.
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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2007 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have just used the Vallejo British Khaki Uniform and that looks an ok alternative for the brown you have shown. I am not sure about the Granite though. Confused

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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2007 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting that you don't actually use Vallejo's Dark Yellow equivalent. I will have to give these colours a try.
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