Having known Brian over at Anarchy Models for a few years now (I'll be helping him his stand at Salute this year, so please do come say hello!) I obviously helped back his Kickstarter for his stencils. I then promptly started painting everything that didn't need stencils... Until I started my Desperate Measures list for Breakthrough Assault. While on one of our 'Random Hobby Adventures' I convinced Brian to make a bespoke 15mm scale 'disc cammo' - formed from using metal discs welded together as stencil:
|Disc Cammo Stug!|
|The stencils peel easily from the sheet|
|Its like painting, only backwards!!|
|Curves posing a problem?|
|Gently press to shape with a cocktail stick!|
|Mmmm, spotty. Blue tacing onto a lollypop stick really helped with not dropping them!|
Now for the fun bit! When dry, carefully peel off the stencils to reveal your lovely disc-cammo!
|Try not to scrape the paint....|
|Ta dah! I used too thick a final coat, which gave the lip on the green. Using a lighter coat of paint stops this!|
I really like the final effect - I applied too much of a too thin final coat of yellow, which gave a slight lip to some of the discs - practise will prevent this (and it rubbed down ok too).
I had minimal bleed with these, and I believe that the tiny bit I did have was due to me using too thin a paint mix. With a bit more practise, this will be resolved.
The stencils stuck easily, and had plenty of tack left after use if I had more models to use them on - The trick is to apply from model to model, don't try to stick them back on the paper, as the tack will dry up.
If I did these again, I would use more brown areas to cover more space, but its a practise thing.
Its so much easier than it looks, I recommend to anyone that's interested to give it a go! If you are really unsure, Brian is also running airbrush lessons at the SnM stuff shop to guide you through it.
10/10 Fez's couldn't be better!!
Cheers for reading - Fez