In my previous post I got comments from Tim at the Tau of War and AHunt from Dulce et Decorum Est and it got me inspired to get cracking with my Bolt Action painting.
Instead of relaxing in the break between my morning and afternoon lessons, I grabbed my models, spray paint and rummaged through the recycling boxes to find something to spray in.
This is the result that I had to work hard to scrub away before I went off to teach in the evening ;-)
Once I got the black spray done, I spent some time painting the bases brown, then drybrushed grey on the Germans and put a simple two tone colour on the GIs.
Here is a closer view.
I'm concerned that the Germans are wearing too bright of a grey colour, but my intention is to get some new Black Wash (Nuln oil?) and use that to throw some shading on them. It should bring down some of the brightness as well, plus having them stand out a bit on the tabletop is not a terrible thing.
The US troops will get a brighter drybrush/highlighting on the green and then the whole model will have some Devlan or Sepia wash to dirty them up a bit and make them look like soldiers in the field.
All the best and thanks Tim & AHunt for the impetus :-)