I hope you are sitting down in a comfy chair, because Dougie's "How To" guide continues, this time tackling the MTP camo for his Paras. I'm sure everyone who is planning to paint any form of Multicam will find this useful, if only for the techniques he chooses!
Well here’s how I paint MultiCam. At each stage I’ve included front and back views of the figure.
These are the paints I have used...
VMC Medium Grey 987
VMC Buff 976
VMC English Uniform 921
VMC Golden Olive 857
VMC USA Uniform 922
VMC SS Cam Blk Brown 822
VMC Ivory 918
and finally Daler Rowney Acrylic Artists Ink Sepia 251.
It’s an 8 stage process so here goes!
Stage 1 is to paint the whole uniform, body armour and webbing/load carrying equipment in VMC Medium Grey 987. Leave a small amount of black showing at the clothing joins.
Stage 2 is to highlight this colour with VMC Buff 976 as below.
Stage 3 is to lay on the first camo colour, VMC English Uniform 921 in a horizontal pattern, as below
Stage 4 we add VMC Golden Olive 857, again in a horizontal pattern as below
Stage 5 we add smaller areas of VMC USA Uniform 922, as below
Stage 6 we add flecks/swirls of VMC SS Cam Blk Brown 822, as below
Stage 7 is to add flecks/swirls of VMC Ivory 918, as below
Stage 8 is the last stage in my MultiCam method, we use Daler Rowney Acrylic Artists Ink Sepia 251 and a fine brush to line out and edge all joins and uniform seams, as below
It is a bit time comsuming but I’m quite pleased with the result. Next update we’ll be adding uniform detail, so that’s the buckles, Velcro areas and badges/insignia.