How to Paint British MTP
All that changed with Empress Miniatures UK troops (read the review here); they're lovely sculpts which are really worth going to town on with detail and accuracy. To that end I've got some reference material (right) which I've been using as a guide for my painting. For the finished results of the rest of the model, check out War In Afghanistan here.
Anyway - the beauty of this tutorial is that it's quite simple. No complicated steps, in fact it's all pretty much a simple one-line-per-step. The problem is there are many steps and it does involve a lot of changing colours - you'll be flat painting, drybrushing and washing for this one. Although I give GW paints here as there were the ones I used, because of the drybrushing at the last step the exact colours don't have to match that well. Onwards, to painting ....
Then, using a slightly watered down Catachan Green or other OD colour, paint the uniform, pouches and weapon. In this case the .338 rifle is usually covered in 'sniper tape' when on active service, so is also camouflaged (other colours include desert yellow or even simple camo patterns, depending on the sniper's preference).
7. A sparing touch of Scorched Brown is added to the camo in a few places. Also, the boots and gloves are painted Snakebite Leather. This doesn't look terribly realistic yet, but it doesn't matter because ...
Hope people find this useful! If anyone has any tips or improvements to suggest please add them to the comments section! Coming at the weekend - an update on the Iron Hearts! Until then, goodbye!