Painting German Splinter Pattern Zeltbahn M.31 Shelter Halves

1:72 Scale Painting Techniques

German Luftwaffe Schützen wearing Splinter Pattern Zeltbahn M.31 Shelter Halves

Luftwaffe infantry platoon of three sections, an attached heavy machine gun team, and the platoon commander based for Crossfire. Some of these Platoon 20 miniatures are wearing camouflaged M.1931 Zeltbahn shelter halves above regulation Luftwaffe blue uniforms. The shelter halves have been painted Humbrol 5093 Matt Desert Yellow tinted with 30 % white to account for aerial perspective. Earth Brown and Olive Green Splittertarn Splinter Pattern camouflage splotches were washed into the uniform, but spaced wide enough apart to retain the sandcolour base coat. The camouflaged Zeltbahn shelter halves were washed and drybrushed to achieve a slightly faded effect. The helmet covers have been painted in a faded sandcolour.

A light Field Grey base colour may be used to recreate the darker and more subdued reverse side of the M.31 Zeltbahn Shelter Halve.

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