Sunday, May 5, 2013

M3 Infantry troops painted

It been a while but I finally got them painted.  Used the guide on the M3 box for painting the troops.  The only color I didn't use was for the jackets.  That color came of the of the Life Colour set for US Infantry uniform (UA419). 

 Once painted the next step was to washed the troops with Vallejo Wash Sepia.  This I found for me is the best wash for miniatures.

I bought mine at Michigan Toy Soldier.  You can also buy it from the Warstore.  The troops are still on the sprue.  Found this is to be the easy way to paint them. 

All that is needed now to finish up the M3 and M3A1 half tracks.  Should be posting pictures soon. let me know what you think...


  1. Your figures look great! I am curious though, on your leaving them on the sprue. Do you do this because they're seated troops and there's no way to mount them to anything else? If they had a base would you still leave them on the sprue? I always mount mine onto long strips of balsa, but they always have bases as well.

    Second question on the wash - is it Vallejo? I presume that the color guide on the box calls for their paints. Why did you use the one Lifecolor color?

    I am looking forward to seeing how the halftracks come out. Keep up the good work!

    Nick blogs at Spotting Round.

  2. Thanks Nick for the kind words. I found it was a lot easier to paint them on the sprue. Normally I would use the same technique that you use for standing troops.

    Answer to your second question: The wash is made by Vallejo. Great stuff for washing or dipping the troops. As for lifecolor I got these paints for my 28mm WW2 troops. UA 419 looked right when compared to color photographs of the real jacket. Halftracks are nearing the weather stage. Hope to post picture by the end of the weekend. Hope I answered your questions