We trial the Rapid Deployment System on a German Grenadier model. The system is fantastic for getting miniatures to the table quickly and with great results!
All the paints used were taken from the Rapid Deployment Fast Paint System Core and German Army Paint Sets.
Stage 1: Priming
The miniature was primed with the Leather Brown Colour Primer Spray. This choice of colour serves as an ideal basecoat for some portions of the miniature and saves doing it by hand later.
Stage 2: Basecoating
The following basecoats were then carefully applied to each of the following areas:
- Skin: Caucasian Skin
- Shirt, Trousers & Cannister: German Helmet Green
- Gun Stock & strap: Wood Brown
- Gun Metal and Buckles: Dark Gunmetal
- Straps & Boots: Pitch Black
- Satchels & base of trousers: German Army Grey Green
The Camo scheme on the helmet and armour was created with a combination of:
Begin by applying a basecoat of Panzerfaust Brown. Then apply the German Helmet Green to select areas, and finally the Zeltbahn camo brown to other areas. It doesn’t matter if these colours overlap. A roughly equal amount of each colour should be showing after this. There’s no need to be too precise when painting your camo scheme, it’s meant to be erratic. The next shading stage will help smooth the colours together.
Stage 3: Shading
Using a large brush, Strong Tone Quickshade was liberally applied to the model, ensuring it ran into the recesses. Once complete, the same brush was immediately wiped clean, before being used to remove all the excess shade, particularly on the raised flatter areas of the miniature.
After this stage, the miniature should be left to dry for a minimum of 24 hours.
Stage 4: Finishing Touches
Having left the miniature to dry for over 24 hours, use Anti Shine Matt-Varnish as before and base to match the rest of your army. We’ve used sand and static grass, supplemented with tufts, for that little extra flair.
The miniature has been taken from the German Grenadiers plastic box set. This gives you a fantastic start to a late-war German Army; containing 30 miniatures with customisable weapon & command options. And as we’ve seen, they look great on the table, when using the Rapid Deployment System.
And There You Have It!
Utilising this system will allow you to prep whole units or even entire armies for the table in no time at all. The quickshade allows you to get remarkable results for the relatively small amount of time invested. Ideal for getting your models to the tabletop and scratching that gaming itch!
The Rapid Deployment System
As you’ve seen, the Rapid Deployment System enables you to get your troops to the battlefield extremely quickly, and with little effort.
Designed for use on plastic, vehicle resin, metal and the new Warlord Resin figures. Each paint is of high quality, full of colour and ready for use straight out of the bottle. The core paint set gives you a broad range of colours to kick-start your painting.