Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Adventures with Gauze
Taking a quick diversion from my Catachans, I went back to the ancient rites of gauze camo netting. I wanted a portable camo net that I can remove and place onto vehicles as I wish. In the past, when I used gauze, it was usually a permanent paint job on the model.
So I tried dying some, but the green was not very nice. I ended up painting some gauze in successive thin layers of Vallejo German Dark Camo, then cut a few pieces. Ended up with 3 different sizes.
The challenge with doing this non-permanent thing is that it's easy for the gauze camo-net to end up looking too light and unrealistic. Real life camo nets are heavy. I don't know if I achieved that with these ones, but what I did was that when I draped them over my vehicles, I did a bit of primming and arranging so that it doesn't look like it will fly off (though if the table has a fan too near, it will probably fly off).
Anyways, I'll try these out the next time I play my armored company. And now, back to the Catachans ...