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Painting in the Lines

Painting in the Lines
With Andrew
This week I thought I would highlight the process I went through to make the patch/helmet markings that I am putting on my all my troops. The 29th infantry division was known for having their unit markings painted on their helmets, so I knew that I would have to reflect that on my models. The first thing I did was figure out how I was going to go about doing it.

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I first attempted to paint the marking perfectly on some figures and quickly got frustrated, it’s really hard to get it exact. After I left it and came back to it an hour later I noticed that it looked perfect on the table, and I realized you don’t have to get the details just right, you just have to get the colors in the right spot and your eyes do the rest.

So yeah, my symbols may not be perfect but they work really well and I am now quite happy with them

Painting in the Lines
Painting in the Lines

Now that I knew it was doable I came up with a system, I grabbed a bit of paper and started practicing, first I made the overall symbol I wanted large, and then I went in testing how it looked placing a large white dot and dabbing blue and doing a large blue dot dabbing in white. I ended up liking the look of the Blue on top of the white.

I did a lot more practice on another sheet but once I felt like I got it down I tested on my models and it worked well, my Black, White, then Blue system was quick and I was able to do quite a lot of figures quickly. I did the same for the shoulder patches.

Step By Step to Painting the 29th Infantry Symbol

Step 1. Step 2.
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Step 3. Step 4.
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This technique can be used for other patches, just break down the colours in your patch and simplify it so that you can create something similar to what I did here, for example for a US Armoured Division you would do a Black Triangle with the Yellow, Red, and Blue bits as dots, once you set your model down you will see that it conveys the image you are looking for. 
~Andrew

Right Image: An example of the US Armoured Division Patch.

Painting in the Lines


Last Updated On Friday, October 4, 2019 by Luke at Battlefront