Saturday, 7 May 2016

554 - Mickey Mouse Camouflage Pattern

Hullo, All.

I've been experimenting with some Mickey Mouse camouflage. Just a work-in-progress, but if you've any thoughts or comments, I'd love to hear them...
Cheers,
- Drax.

9 comments:

  1. If you follow references, you won't go far wrong. Somebody else has normally given it a lot of thought and done the donkey work. Experimenting can be fun, but it's normal a variation on an existing theme which doesn't look too bad.

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    1. Cheers, buddy. Every reference pic I could find for it had comically different interpretations and applications, so it's pretty much fair game really, I think!

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  2. Looks about right, though the few pics I've seen have the dots with a larger diameter. Saying that and as with all camo schemes, there really wasnt a hard fast way of slapping them onto each vehicle so anything goes to be honest. Nice to see a not-all-green allied truck for once!

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    1. I saw both smaller and bigger, and these seemed consistent with my painting abilities, so I plumped for the middle ground!

      Cheers, matey.

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  3. Looks good. How did you do it?

    I posted a tutorial on my way of painting it a few years ago. Still haven't painted the infantry for them... http://rustandthecity.blogspot.ca/2013/09/mickey-mouse-camouflage.html

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    1. Thanks, mate - I had your excellent work in mind! I'm sorry to say, though, that I did it on a sudden whim and so - under-equipped as ever I am - it's all just simple brushwork.

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  4. Very interesting - I have to confess I've never heard of this before but it looks great. Very sensible way of breaking up the outlines. If I remember rightly from my research of German WW2 winter camo, it certainly depended on the artistic leanings of the crew who were often given a tub of whitewash and some vague oral instructions...

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    1. Cheers,

      And yeah you're right. I can't imagine the noble Toms taking a great deal of joy in being told, "Right then, you lot - time to get painting!"

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  5. Did Wehrmacht used it too? I'd love to paint a Panther in this pattern (and later Winterwash it as im making Battle for the Bulge army).

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