Monday, May 1, 2017

Painting Winter War Soviets

I have finalized my process for painting my Winter War Soviet infantry. There are a lot of steps, but most of them go very quickly and don't require careful painting or much skill, so I was able to get my infantry painted relatively quickly using this process. The paints I used are mostly out of print Citadel paint colors, but hopefully by looking at the pictures below for each stage you can figure out an equivalent color to use, if you want to follow a similar process.

Here is the full list of steps. Further down I have close up pictures showing the results of applying each step. The order can be changed around on some of the steps, and they are actually in a slightly different order in the pictures. I primed some of the models white and some grey, and it didn't seem to make much difference, so either is fine.

  1. Codex Grey - basecoat greatcoats, equipment, M27 caps, bases
  2. Adeptus Battlegrey - basecoat black boots and rifle metal
  3. Fortress Grey - wet brush greatcoats, M27 caps, and equipment
  4. Fortress Grey - highlight boots, rifle metal
  5. Skull White - dry brush greatcoats, M27 caps
  6. Mechrite Red - paint collar diamond patches and cap patches
  7. Nuln Oil - wash coat, cap, rifle metal, black boots, and bases
  8. Calthan Brown - basecoat belt, ammo pouches, rifle wood, blanket roll, gloves, entrenching tool handle, brown ankle boots, khaki pants/puttees/helmets, and NCO fleece cap (this is the hardest step, and I actually broke it up into multiple steps when painting up 30 of these guys at a time)
  9. Desert Yellow - edge highlight rifle wood, wet brush gloves, blanket roll, brown ankle boots, khaki
  10. Bleached Bone - paint rifle straps, dry brush khaki and cap fur
  11. Devlan Mud - wash blanket roll, gloves, rifle wood, belts, ammo pouches, and brown ankle boots
  12. Sea green (don't know the actual name of this paint) - wet brush backpack, gas mask case and straps, bottle cover, and entrenching tool cover (don't forget the straps around the blanket roll)
  13. Athonian Camoshade - wash backpack, gas mask case and straps, bottle cover, entrenching tool cover, and khaki
  14. Tallarn Flesh - basecoat faces
  15. Elf Flesh - wet brush faces
  16. Dwarf Flesh - paint lower lips
  17. Chainmail - paint cup, rifle bolts, and belt buckles
  18. White - paint eyes
  19. Black - dot eyes

Painting Winter War Soviet 28mm Baker Company miniatures
Codex Grey - basecoat greatcoats, equipment, M27 caps, bases
Adeptus Battlegrey - basecoat black boots and rifle metal
Painting Winter War Soviet 28mm Baker Company miniatures
Fortress Grey - wet brush greatcoats, M27 caps, and equipment
Fortress Grey - highlight boots, rifle metal
Painting Winter War Soviet 28mm Baker Company miniatures
Skull White - dry brush greatcoats, M27 caps
Mechrite Red - paint collar diamond patches and cap patches
Painting Winter War Soviet 28mm Baker Company miniatures
Nuln Oil - wash coat, cap, rifle metal, black boots, and bases
Painting Winter War Soviet 28mm Baker Company miniatures
Calthan Brown - basecoat belt, ammo pouches, rifle wood, blanket roll, gloves,
entrenching tool handle, brown ankle boots, khaki pants/puttees/helmets, and NCO fleece cap
Painting Winter War Soviet 28mm Baker Company miniatures
Same as above step, from another angle.
Painting Winter War Soviet 28mm Baker Company miniatures
Desert Yellow - edge highlight rifle wood, wet brush gloves, blanket roll, brown ankle boots, khaki
Painting Winter War Soviet 28mm Baker Company miniatures
Same as above step, from another angle.
Painting Winter War Soviet 28mm Baker Company miniatures
Devlan Mud - wash blanket roll, gloves, rifle wood, belts, ammo pouches, and brown ankle boots
Painting Winter War Soviet 28mm Baker Company miniatures
Bleached Bone - paint rifle straps, dry brush khaki and cap fur
Sea green - wet brush backpack, gas mask case and straps, bottle cover, and entrenching tool cover
Tallarn Flesh - basecoat faces
Chainmail - paint cup, rifle bolts, and belt buckles

Painting Winter War Soviet 28mm Baker Company miniatures
Same as above step, from another angle.
Painting Winter War Soviet 28mm Baker Company miniatures
Athonian Camoshade - wash backpack, gas mask case and straps,
bottle cover, entrenching tool cover, and khaki
Elf Flesh - wet brush faces
Dwarf Flesh - paint lower lips
White - paint eyes
Black - dot eyes
Painting Winter War Soviet 28mm Baker Company miniatures
Same as above step, from another angle.

1 comment:

  1. nice looking figures and a good painting guide

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