Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Italian Breda 37 machine gun and crew from Perry Miniatures

My final minis for our participation game at Gothcon, now I only have to finish some terrain pieces.
These guys from Perry Miniatures will help their German allies against the unprovoked aggression of the British forces.
I haven’t had time or reference books enough to get the colours the way I want them. I usually prefer to go from photos of the real thing and try to match that, but this time I based the paint job on Osprey Men-at-Arms 349 The Italian Army 1940-45 (2) Africa 1940-43. Good enough.
Paints used:
Uniform and headgear: Vallejo 977 Desert Yellow, a wash of Army Painter Strong Tone ink, heavy drybrush with 977, light drybrush of 819 Iraqui Sand.
Ammo pouches – 984 Flat Brown
Belts – 988 Khaki
Shoes and straps – Formula P3 Bootstrap Leather
Puttees – 886 Green Grey
All above washed with AP Strong Tone ink
Collar insignia – 975 Military Green
Badge on helmet – Citadel Mechrite Red/White/975 Military Green/Bronze