second attempt at painting jap tanks,
much better ressult after going for Vallejo reflective green base with German camo Brown and dark yellow for the camo. not sure if i should have waited to get flat yellow but went with dark yellow in the end.
then after painting the other 3 tanks in reflective green i find an unopened tin of humbrol 79 uniform green (the colour airfix recommend for jap armour)
Wednesday, 4 August 2010
well its a bit late in coming due to finding out my cancer has returned after 6 years in the clear tomorrow i go for a ct scan to see how much more of me needs to be cut away what fun more hospital food!!!
anyway on to the total for June a mere 112 figures finished not bad but not as good as last month. so far this month i have been looking into making a start on my15mm japs inbetwen other projects. with not having many books on the subject of jap armour i picked up the osprey book on jap armour tactics as it was in the local model shop, and after a good internet search i found little on painting jap tanks as in colour patterns etc.
and as i last did jap tank kit (airfix chi-ha) over 20 years ago i cant remember what colours to use.
look for German camo patterns no problem but the poor far east is a bit left out on the net.
i did find this pic of a 150mm shore defence gun looking similar to my 20mm scale ones,
as for jap colours i tried army green with bestial brown and yellow not 100% happy with it, i should go with Vallejo reflective green i think. (if anyone has any ideas please let me know)