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Wild Geese - Painting the Mercenaries

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Wild Geese - Painting the Mercenaries

Wild Geese - Painting the Mercenaries

Here at Sally 4th we are busy getting ready to put on a participation game at 'The Other Partizan' on 20th August, based on the 1970's action movie ' The Wild Geese'. We will be using the excellent range of 28mm Wild Geese Miniatures from Mike Bravo Miniatures and the soon to be released Wild Geese building range from Sally 4th. Over the last couple of weeks, I've painted up all of the British Mercenaries who are modelled wearing DPM Combat Jacket & Trousers, '38 Pattern Webbing and mainlu 7.62mm SLR rifles.

Paint 28mm DPM

Stage 1. Snip feet of 'plinth' using side cutters, superglue to temporary painting base and undercoat. I used the excellent 'Late War Dunkelb' spray primer from Plastic Soldier Company. The other option is to spray white and then paint all over with a sand / dunkelb coloured paint.

Paint british dpm 28mm

Stage 2 . Paint face & hands flesh colour. I used Vallejo Sunny Skintone (No 20)

Paint british dpm 28mm

Stage 3. Using Vallejo Mahogany Sand (No 139), paint the brown part of the DPM pattern using swirls with divided forked ends.

Paint british dpm 28mm

Stage 4, Using Vallejo Olive Green (No 082), paint the green part of DPM camofaluge pattern, trying to overlap the brown patches in places.

Paint british dpm 28mm

Stage 5. Using Black (any black will do!), paint boots, metal parts of rifle and black elements of DPM pattern, which should be painted as small swirls over the brown and green patches. This is best done with a smaller brush (OO size).

Paint british dpm 28mm

Stage 6. Using Vallejo Green Grey (086), paint webbing belt, straps and pouches.

Paint british dpm 28mm

Stage 7. Using Vallejo Red Leather (No 136), paint wooden parts of rifle.

Paint british dpm 28mm

Stage 8. Paint beret using Vallejo English Uniform (No 141).

Paint british dpm 28mm

Stage 9. Hold figure by base and dip into tin of Army Painter Quicktone to add shadows and line the equipment.

Paint british dpm 28mm

Stage 10. Spray with Army Painter Anti-Shine Matt Varnish to remove gloss finish. When dry, I removed from painting bases and glued on to a Sally 4th clear Perspex base so that the miniatures will match whatever terrain they are standing on.

Paint british dpm 28mm

Click here to take a look at the full range of Mike Bravo Wild Geese Miniatures or here to find out more about clear Perspex bases.

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