Sunday, 23 January 2011


Hello all,

This figure is to show Paul the colour of Vallejo's Japanese uniform colour paint.
For me it's a little to yellow for my liking,but that doesn't mean that someone that knows how to use a brush could do a damn site better job than I did.
It was an older work so I should give the colour another go.I have have picked up a few new tricks since then so don't go rushing to take it back to the shop yet mate!
If you are wondering why I have taken pictures of the same side it is to show the colour in different lighting,not that I was unable to decide which pictures to put on.

I think it was Chris (modern kiwi, now with his very own blog) that said this dio looks like he is defending the world's smallest atoll, that or the worlds largest egg!
I do like this set of figures but then I do have a soft spot for ESCI sets, its the ones I grew up with.
ESCI world war two Japanese soldiers, a fine set with options for conversions.I am surprised that Italeri have not re-released this set.I am also surprised that there are so few sets of Japanese soldiers on the market at all.
I will revisit this colour and set and see what I can do now I have more of an idea what I am doing, it's not much more but a bit.
Hope this helps Paul,


Cheers for looking,   Rich.


Solo wargaming-on a budget! said...

I like this figure and his colouring, he's very well done. A very interesting subject.

Tim Gow said...

I used the same base colour on my Airfix Japs recently. It is a bit 'yellow' but the ink wash and drybrush calmed it down quite a bit.

ModernKiwi said...

Can't claim credit for the quote mate. Maybe it was one of the Paul's.

Good looking figure though.

Bartender said...

I remember watching the World at War and unpacking Japanese ESCI models. They were great models. I don' recall their being any British or Americans to fight them? I think I used Airfix Chindits.

Al said...

It's alright but I've come to prefer JA green

Paul said...

Cheers Rich, this is a real help. Cannot claim credit for the quote either I'm afraid (It is a nice one).

I see what you mean I might have a trial later on if this bloomin heat lets up.

Cheers Paul

Thanos said...

I reckon it is the smallest atoll!!;-)
Great work Rich!
Chris has sent me some Japanese figures from Esci! He is one of the kindest people I know in our hobby!

west1871 said...

Cheers all,he's not the best painted figure in the world.

Al I use Vallejo German uniform for US marines,but I like the sound of if for Japanese uniforms.

Cheers Rich.