Team Yankee U.S. Infantry – How I painted them

Hi ya’ll

In a similar fashion to my Jordanians I thought I’d chronicle the steps I took to paint my U.S. infantry.  I have two blisters of infantry, so that’s enough for two mech platoons and two command stands.  My preference is to paint them all in one go, so the steps you see here are applied to each and every figure.

After cleaning and priming black I airbrushed Iraqui Sand on the uniform, purely because it was quicker than using a paint brush.

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All over – Iraqui Sand
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Boots – Black
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Boots Highlight – Black Grey

Camo – Flat Green

At this stage it’s taking me about 20 minutes to do the green blobs per 4 figures.  That’s pretty tough going and is taking up huge amounts of my time. I really hope the end result is worth it.

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Camo – Mahogany Brown

As I added the Brown I realised the Green coverage wasn’t adequate, so I added more as appropriate, which took even longer.

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Camo – Black
Another labourious step, but one that made a real impact. I mostly hit the edges where the green and brown splotches touched.

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Webbing – Olive Grey

Olive Grey is the colour I’ve chosen to tie the army scheme together, hence it should make an appearance on every model in some guise or other.

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All over brown wash
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Webbing – Black Wash
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Green Camo – Flat Green + Sunny Skintone
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Brown Camo – Mahogany Brown + Sunny Skintone
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Webbing – Olive Grey : Sunny Skintone 4:1
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Webbing – Olive Grey + Sunny Skintone 1:1
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Skin- Tan
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Skin – Flesh Wash
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Skin – Tan + Dwarf Skin
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Skin – Pale Flesh added to above mix, Rifles – Black Grey
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Rifles – Black Wash
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Rifles – Black Grey + Wolf Grey
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Laws and Dragons – German Cam Dark Green highlighted by mixing in Yellow Green. The rest is just fun 😉

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A platoon, 4 squads and 4 Dragon teams – bases are chocolate brown
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Formation command team

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Before gluing I paint the rims with chocolate brown
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Jarvis Dark Brown scatter
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Some autumnal clump foliage
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Brown wash to dull the clump foliage down

I then added some tufts, but apparently forgot to take a photo…with a little snow, I’m done.

Hope you like them

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1st platoon
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2nd platoon
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Bosses

 

The APCs are constructed and primed, so will be making an appearance soon.

Thanks for stopping by

WinnerDave

Category: Painting GuideTeam YankeeUSA

8 comments

  1. Nicely done Dave, Im really hoping to see a MERDC guide. Especially if you can list off alternate Vallejo colours! Super annoying that the Colours of War stuff isnt out yet lol

  2. These look great. I really like the way that you do the step by step with the photos so that you can see what’s going on really well. I’m looking forward to doing some in the distance future and this article will be a great resource

  3. You’ve done a great job with these figures – not only does the camo scheme look right, but they also look good from a distance – not easy to get right

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