Painting German figures in WW2
|by Rob Haelterman|
In this small instalment we will try to give advice to the modeler who wants to paint Braille Scale figures of German soldiers on the frontline in a historically accurate way (or at least something close enough).
As the wealth of information is so vast, only the most important characteristics will be given, i.e. those that are relevant to these small scales. Self-imposed limitations are (for the time being) are:
- front-line uniforms only;
- Heer from 1935 onwards only;
- regular troops (e.g. no foreign legions, mountain units, etc.) only;
- European theatre of operations only. As troops in the Balkans tended to wear the tropical uniform, these are excluded as well.
The exact design of the
uniform will not be discussed (e.g. number of buttons on the tunic)
unless it influences the painting and time-setting and can be distinguished
in these small scales (e.g. pocket pleats). For the same reason, no
distinction will be made between colors like aluminum, silver and
gray or between gold and golden yellow, etc.
Panzer Divisions, Osprey Men-at-Arms 24, M Windrow & R. Hook