How to Paint Military Dioramas – Battle Bocage

Battle Bocage Kit 1

In today’s tutorial, How to Paint Military Dioramas, Martyn teaches us how to paint and add foliage to the World at War  bocage. Historic wargamers are guaranteed to find a kit they love as we have such a wide selection.

Priming Your Product

The World at War Bocage is made from resin so give it a wash in warm soapy water to get rid of any residue. After drying the item with a towel, spray it with a black primer.

Begin Painting

Start with a chocolate brown from vallejo. Shake the bottle thoroughly before dripping paint onto your pallet. Use a number six brush to completely cover the entire piece.

Secondly, use a uniform brown. This isn’t a highlighter but it will give your project more depth. Lightly brush over the finer details of your resin piece but be sure to avoid the rocks as you’ll be painting them in grey later.

Dry Brushing

Use a borne white to highlight your project. Dip a dry brush into the paint and dab any excess onto a paper towel. Lightly brush over the roots or the tree and the trunk. Then lightly tab your borne white to any part of the bocage which stands out. Don’t worry if you make a mistake. You’re going to cover the bocage with foliage.

Painting the Rocks

You will paint the rocks using a neutral grey and a number two brush. Be sure to only paint the rocks and not to get paint anywhere else on your project. Once the neutral grey dries, use a sky grey to make the rocks stand out.

Remember that the World at War Bocage Kits are made from resin. If you dry the paint with a hairdryer, you may need to mold your item back into place.

Adding Foliage

Our bocage kits are supplied with foliage. In the kits, you will find:

  1. Ground Foliage.
  2. Flower
  3. Red Berry Foliage.
  4. Olive
  5. Light Green

Ground Foliage

Tear small clumps off the Ground Foliage. Then apply your glue to your resin piece. You may use wide variety of glues. In the video below, Martyn uses super glue. Apply the glue.

Add the Ground Foliage to the piece. If you see any part of the project that may require additional Ground Foliage, simply add more glue on top of the pre-existing Ground Foliage and top up accordingly.

Add More Colour

At this stage, the Bocage Kit is elevating above the height of your figure. Tear small chunks from the other foliage and build your kit up even higher.

Wrapping Up

Don’t worry about making a mistake. Nature is random so there’s no reason why your diorama should be any other way.

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