I thought I'd bring you a review of some stencils we were sent here at Breakthrough Assault.
http://www.anarchymodels.co.uk/ and if you check their website they have some helpful videos to talk you through their use. Now They are designed to work with an airbrush, but I think with a bit of care they'd work with hand paints too as well. We were sent two sets of stencils, one of camo stripes one of German crosses, I thought I needed a big canvass to work on, thankfully I have 4 Jagdtigers lying around.
So I started with applying my usual black basecoat to the Jagtigers having assembled them (out of interest I got three of these off Ben - one missing the mantlet - but Battlefront had a replacement on the way - by chance Alex had got me one for my birthday - opened it also missing the mantlet - again got a speedy replacement but why are the mantlets missing?)
|Here's a stencil (p.s note Darth Stewie safe in the|
background from his northern adventure)
So the next step was to apply the green - for this I used Vallejo Air Camo Green, and then did a zenithal highlight of Camo green mixed with medium sea grey.T-26's you've got toremember what you cover is what will be left at the end. The difficulty is trying to ensure these adhere properly to the surface - with the edges and details on the model you really have to take time to make sure they are in contact with the surface fully. the stencils do go on easily and are a nice variety of shapes (would not be able to do with blue tack) and have a few sizes for different areas, as well as long chains of camo to run over the tank, I applied some thinned down german camo brown, before adding a hint of khaki.
So after the first spray I applied a second set of stencils, trying to create a random pattern of overlapping and adjacent patterns. I then applied some thinned down middle stone before some Iraq Sand.