Painting Guns /Machine guns

Started by Dodge, March 28, 2011, 07:12:27 PM

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Hi newbie here, I'm having trouble geting my machine guns and guns to look realistic :banghead:. i'm paintinga Browning m2 .50caliber machine gun and a ak47.
Any ideas would be greatly recieved :tank:

Army of One

I used to do armour stuff n figures a while ago n tried a few different paints......what scale n what look you trying to achieve....goes from factory fresh to well used.....what paints do you prefer to use...?....hello n welcome to the mad house as well..... ;D


Old Wombat

I tend to paint the metal areas of my (1:35) weapons black, then very lightly dry brush them with any or a combination of the following; metal grey, gun metal, aluminium (dull or bright).

Sometimes I'll add a touch of red-brown + orange mix to give a hint of rust to a poorly maintained weapon.

Stocks, handles & grips can be anything similar to company issue matt/satin black, sand yellow, buff, green, khaki, OD or the ever-present wood (usually a one-off brown mix with a satin clear coat).
Has a life outside of What-If & wishes it would stop interfering!

"The purpose of all War is Peace" - St. Augustine

veritas ad mortus veritas est


MIG STUFF ;D i use mig pigments
Do you have any models at all?


i tend to use valejo gunmetal followed by a dry brush of silver/aluminium to highlight.......wood gets done with 'wood'  ;D....then a light black wash
.............hes a very naughty boy!
allergic to aircraft in grey!
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time........Bertrand Russell
I have come up with a plan so cunning you could stick a tail on it and call it a weasel. ......Edmund Blackadder


thanks for the info lads.
Does anybody know what colour the tools on the Sherman when it was new (spanner, axe, spade,turning handle ) i can't find and pictures or details.