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Offline Mick_in_Switzerland

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Mick Farnworth Painting Guides - German Book - small update p10
« on: January 28, 2017, 09:39:33 AM »
Ten years ago, I wrote a series of painting guides for Artizan and Crusader figures.

Artizan Guides are here
http://www.artizandesigns.com/painting-guides.php

Crusader Guides are here
http://www.crusaderminiatures.com/painting-guides.php

I also wrote painting guides for Wargames Factory but they are no longer available.

I am thinking about updating them. 
I still have the original figures so could photograph them to a better quality.
Also, many paint ranges have changed so I would update the recipes to cover current paint ranges.

1. Do you use the guides?
2. What would you like to see updated?
3. Have you found any errors?

Thanks

Mick

« Last Edit: February 13, 2019, 01:30:54 PM by Mick_in_Switzerland »

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Re: Mick Farnworth Painting Guides - should they be updated?
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2017, 09:41:52 AM »
Simply yes and yes. I refer to your guides whenever I undertake the painting of a new WW2 army.
Cheers,
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Re: Mick Farnworth Painting Guides - should they be updated?
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2017, 09:43:52 AM »
I found your guides when I first started with WWII and they were a huge help. My US platoon wouldn't have gotten onto the table without them. It's a big yes from me.

Offline Mick_in_Switzerland

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Re: Mick Farnworth Painting Guides - should they be updated?
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2017, 09:44:32 AM »
Have you found any mistakes or would you like to see changes?

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Re: Mick Farnworth Painting Guides - should they be updated?
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2017, 09:55:08 AM »
Great resource, still get a lot of use out of them

Maybe fill out paint conversion details to cover other paint ranges?

Cheers
Paul

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Re: Mick Farnworth Painting Guides - should they be updated?
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2017, 10:21:23 AM »
Great resource, still get a lot of use out of them

Maybe fill out paint conversion details to cover other paint ranges?

Cheers
Paul

I did a lot of the paint conversion work fairly quickly on the Internet but it's not a bad idea to offer options on the guides. The ones I find most daunting are the camo schemes.

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Re: Mick Farnworth Painting Guides - should they be updated?
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2017, 11:55:00 AM »
Having now seen them, have to say thanks for your previous work, and yes, would be great if you did indeed have the time to bring the resource fully up to date.

Regardless, the information in them as they stand is a great resource, thanks due regardless, for your effort in making it available in the first place

Now back to reading more of the old version  :)

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Re: Mick Farnworth Painting Guides - should they be updated?
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2017, 01:30:35 PM »
1. Do you use the guides?
YES

2. What would you like to see updated?
some new units ( german gebirgsjagers, French motorcycle dragons etc )

3. Have you found any errors?
no major ones, except the French colors, may be a bit too "green" ...

they are great as we see coming to WW2 a lot of new players without any historical knowledge ( and even without a single Osprey  lol )
Dans les situations critiques, quand on parle avec un calibre bien en pogne, personne ne conteste plus. Y'a des statistiques là-dessus.

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Re: Mick Farnworth Painting Guides - should they be updated?
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2017, 02:32:43 PM »
Hi Mick.
In your instructions there are significant errors in color figures of the Red Army.

Offline Mick_in_Switzerland

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Re: Mick Farnworth Painting Guides - should they be updated?
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2017, 03:51:17 PM »
Dear Cuprum,

Do you mean this guide?
http://www.crusaderminiatures.com/guides/Farnworth_Colours_Soviet_Army_WW2_100524.pdf

Or these pictures?
http://www.artizandesigns.com/guides/new/painters%20guide%20russian%20winter%201943.gif
http://www.artizandesigns.com/guides/new/painters%20guide%20russian%20amoeba%201941.gif

Do you mean the choice of greenish khaki for the uniforms is wrong?  
I had debates with people whether the standard uniform colour was yellowish, brownish or greenish.

I based the Soviet forces on the photos in this book.

Laszlo Bekesi, Stalin's War: Soviet Uniforms and Militaria 1941-45, (The Crowood Press Ltd)
A good book with colour photographs showing original uniforms and equipment. Unfortunately, many of the examples are of faded and battered uniforms and there are no camouflage items.

And I also used the 1981 edition of Andrew Mollo: The Armed Forces of World War 2 (Little, Brown and Company)
There are 250 colour drawings and 100 photographs which cover every nation involved in WW2.  The original 1981 version is a large format book.

Regards

Mick

« Last Edit: January 28, 2017, 04:06:44 PM by Mick_in_Switzerland »

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Re: Mick Farnworth Painting Guides - should they be updated?
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2017, 05:37:48 PM »
Not at - to specified by you colors of the Russian uniforms have no complaints.

But the color of Russian greatcoat you indicated is incorrect - the regulations was envisaged gray color. Moreover for the officer's greatcoat it was prescribed dark gray color (dyed fabric). For a soldier's overcoat were made of undyed pigeonholed consequently color tone could vary considerably, but still the vast majority of it was enough light gray with a slight brown tone. Overcoat brown color masse appeared in the Soviet Army after the war. But modern re-enactors and costumers feature films often use brown overcoat, because it corresponds exactly to the cut of one that was used during the war and costs much cheaper than authentic.

The lap belt ordinary soldier after the war began began to sew from tarpaulin.

Puttees could be under the rules of khaki or black.



In winter, often wore valenki (very warm boots made entirely of wool). They can be white or black. During the war the valenki can be from unpainted wool (gray).

From leather sewed only cartridge pouches for ammunition and case for pistol - all other equipment was tarpaulin. Officers bags have also been made of leather.

Badge of ranks could not have only private soldiers. Everyone else wore decals required. At the beginning of the war, they were colorful, later - was ordered to have in the active army insignia painted in olive green. Until 1943, insignia worn on clothing collar (officers, in addition, on the sleeves). After 1943 was introduced shoulder straps.

Source of information - an excellent book Pavel Lipatov "Uniforms of the Red Army and the Wehrmacht".



Here describes the options camouflage clothing the Red Army (alas - in Russian): http://siberia-miniatures.ru/forum/showthread.php?fid=13&tid=54
Russian Soldier Uniform in 1941: http://siberia-miniatures.ru/forum/showthread.php?fid=13&tid=169

« Last Edit: January 28, 2017, 05:45:53 PM by cuprum »

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Re: Mick Farnworth Painting Guides - should they be updated?
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2017, 06:09:13 PM »
I've found them very useful over the years, the only thing I can think of off-hand that I'd like to see would be a conversion table for different manufacturers paints, as suggested by Youngster. I realise that could be quite a task given the multitude of modern companies, but a good guide to how AK, Mig etc measure up to the Vallejo stuff would be really useful.

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Re: Mick Farnworth Painting Guides - should they be updated?
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2017, 06:12:51 PM »
Dear Cuprum,

Thank-you for your feedback-  I will make the corrections when I update that guide.
Regards

Mick

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Re: Mick Farnworth Painting Guides - should they be updated?
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2017, 06:42:04 PM »
Always glad to help, Mick. If you have any questions on the Russian uniform - I'm happy to answer them.

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Re: Mick Farnworth Painting Guides - should they be updated?
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2017, 07:08:47 PM »
I haven't used them myself but I have seen your guides and they are excellent so yes, update, expand and refine. It's a genuine contribution to the hobby.
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