Filets de Camouflage, Branchages, et Toile de Jute sur Véhicules de Combat

1/72 Scale Modelling Techniques

Filets de camouflage et branchages sur un char Panzer IV Ausf. H roumain

Panzer IV Ausf. H serving avec the 1re Division Blindée roumaine en 1944. The véhicule carries heavy foliage cover, a cause de la supériorité aérienne soviétique in its sector of the front. The editor used white glue to attach irregular patches of olive green army gauze bandage to the véhicule, breaking up the silhouette. This camouflage netting was sprinkled avec green flocking to simulate small branches stuck into the netting. The flocking was painted dark green, et drybrushed light green, assuming that the crew has taken care to add fresh foliage to the véhicule regularly.

The camouflage netting is visible in places where it has not been covered avec foliage, giving the véhicule the desired disruptive pattern. Hatches et vision ports need to be left uncovered to allow the crew to operate the véhicule without hindrance, but the frontal glacis should have received a little foliage to break up the obvious lines. A more serious oversight is that the gun barrel has not been wrapped avec netting, it sticks out like a sore thumb when viewed from the air. During road marches, crew members should be outside their hatches, acting as spotters in order to provide some advance warning of approaching aircraft.

Tools et Accessories

  • White Glue
  • Plain Paper
  • Gauze Bandage
  • Flocking
  • Paint
Gauze bandage et flocking applied to a Véhicule de Combat d’Infanterie Marder 1

Painted, detailed, et weathered véhicule de combat d’infanterie Marder de la Bundeswehr allemande avec olive green army gauze bandage et flocking applied, ready for painting.

Véhicule de Combat d’Infanterie Marder 1 avec painted et weathered camouflage netting in place.

The same Marder IFV avec painted et weathered camouflage netting. The véhicule was carefully dusted avec an aérographe.

Ruban en Toile de Jute

A common camouflage practice on véhicules britanniques was to have permanent netting rigged to the hull, turret, et gun barrel, avec liberal use of dangling ruban en toile de jute. Here is how Francis Liew simulates ruban en toile de jute en miniature:

  1. Crumple a piece of paper into a ball, et then spread the paper back; cut it into shreds about 1 mm wide.
  2. Apply white glue onto desired surfaces.
  3. Sprinkle paper shreds onto glue area.
  4. Brush over gently in different directions avec stiff brush, before the glue dries.
  5. Paint ruban en toile de jute by dabbing it avec a short-bristled brush dipped in Kaki, Kaki Drill, et Olive Green paint.

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