Ordering this but need advise

Discussion in 'Just starting...' started by Bryan, Jul 21, 2019.

  1. Bryan Member

  2. Chris Oldfield Well-Known Member

    I have the 1/35 version of this figure in my stash - it’s based upon a photograph of a soldier of the SS-Verfugungsdivision in France 1940.
    I’m certain that Vallejo produce a paint set specifically for Waffen-SS camouflage colours, but a book I can definitely recommend to you is Modelling Waffen-SS Figures by Calvin Tan, in the Osprey Modelling series. The book contains step by step guides on how to paint several different camouflage patterns, keyed to Vallejo paints throughout. It can be picked up relatively cheaply on the second hand bookseller circuit, & I think it’s also available in Kindle format.
    Hope this helps you out.
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  3. Bryan Member

    That’s excellent many thanks
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  4. Bryan Member

    Was going to order it but just read a few reviews on here regarding that an Alpine figure might be better.
  5. Nap A Fixture


    I would definitely agree with that

    Here's a few things you might find of interest


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  6. Bryan Member

    That’s great Thankyou so much for the trouble.Just ordered the Calvin book
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  7. Chris Oldfield Well-Known Member

    For painting faces & flesh tones using acrylics, I can't recommend Modelling Fallschirmjager Figures enough. I always have my copy open on the desk whenever I paint a face using Vallejo, as it gives exact mixes for every aspect of highlighting, shading & blending. Probably the most useful book in the Osprey Modelling range, IMHO.
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  8. Bryan Member

    Thanks will order a copy.
    Having second thoughts about the Andrea figure after reading reviews on here if I can find an alpine one similar
  9. Chris Oldfield Well-Known Member

    The Andrea figures are, I’m told, 3d printed from life models & feature a mix of resin bodies & white metal equipment. They are quite expensive, but I’ve seen some beautifully painted examples on here. If it’s really crisp resin casting & great sculpting you’re looking for though, Alpine is your go-to brand. They are superb figures.
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