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A mythical beast - a female wargamer! I got back into wargaming in the summer of 2011 after a very, very long break and haven't looked back since. I must admit that I seem to be more of a painter/collector than a gamer, but do hope to correct that at some point in the near future. My gaming interests span the ages, from the "Biblical" era all the way through to the far future. I enjoy games of all sizes, from a handful of figures up to major battles (see my megalomaniacally sized Choson Korean and Russian Seven Years War armies).

Saturday, 25 June 2022

Paint Table Saturday 25 June 2022


No, your eyes aren't deceiving you - those are indeed part-painted figures! I decided this afternoon to make a start on some test figures for my late war Germans. As they will primarily be opposition for my British Airborne I reluctantly opted to do them as Waffen SS (*spit*). 

Having made that decision, the next one was obviously which SS camouflage pattern to go for. After some humming and haaing, I opted for oak leaf pattern. I'll do the main platoon in the autumn version (with orange dots) and the supports in spring (green dots). Well, apart from the sniper that I'm using as a test model which has been done in autumn.

Before starting the test paints, I did try out a few mixes to get a uniform colour that I'm happy with:

The top row is Feldgau working to Grey Green, the bottom is Feldgrau working towards Dark Sea Green (1:0; 3:1; 1:!; 1:3; 0:1). At the bottom of each swatch are the first and second highlights, made by adding Light Grey and then Sky Grey.

I decided overall that the 1:1 mix of Feldgrau and Dark Sea Green was the best. For uncovered helmets I'll be using a 1:1 mix of German Uniform and Dark Sea Grey.

I was thinking (and somewhat dreading) that I'd have to freehand the various insignia. Then I remembered that I have a decal sheet, although I might need to get another to ensure that I have enough to go around all the support options. I'll still need to freehand the shoulder boards on some figures though...


  1. Off to a cracking start Tamsin, and nice organisation to keep the colours right. The transfers should certainly help, and only leave a few bits to paint as you say

    1. Cheers! I find it helps to start off by painting some colour swatches to ballpark things, then to do a couple of test figures as well. :)

  2. Camo patterns, like any painting I do, is a nightmare of experimentation to see if it looks right on the figures!!
    Good luck!

    1. Yup, that's about the way of it. Denison for my British Airborne was relatively easy - big, broad patches of brown and green. German camo is a different matter altogether - big patches and then lots of little dots... :)