Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Rapid Fire 5th Battalion DCLI [7]

Here's the result of my attempt to add a bit of texture to the green stuff netting that I applied to the Sherman yesterday. As you can see, I blobbed some PVA onto the green stuff then dabbed on some old cooking herbs to create a vague approximation of scrim and foliage.

I'm pretty sure it was oregano, although the label had fallen off the jar, so I might be mistaken. It smelled nice anyway. I think I overdid it a bit as there's not a lot of the netting visible. However, it does capture the sort of look that I was after and was very simple to do.

After it had all dried out I sprayed the whole tank in Humbrol Matt Light Olive 86, both to seal it and to provide a basecoat for washing and drybrushing. Before I tackle any more painting I'll assemble the other Sherman III's and the Fireflys, so that I have them all ready to undercoat in one go.


  1. I have to say, I'm surprised by how well that camo netting has turned out. I'd be too scared of messing up the model/not getting a godd result and having wasted valuable time trying to give it a go myself though.