Painting 15mm US Moderns

Paints (mostly Vallejo Model Colour) used:
ACU - 886 Green Grey; 830 German Field Grey WW2; 821 German Camo Beige
3 Tone Desert Cam- 837 Pale Sand; 986 Deck Tan; 940 Saddle Brown
Woodland BDU Cam - 893 US Dark Green; Black (I used GW Chaos Black); 940 Saddle Brown; 988 Khaki

Digi Cam:
Give the uniform a base coat of Green Grey. Once dry apply fair sized splodges of German Field Grey, followed by smaller splodges of German Camo Beige. Once it is all dry apply small dots of contrasting colours over the uniform (so Beige over Green Grey and Field Grey & Field Grey over Beige etc)

3 Tone Desert Cam:
Apply a base coat of Pale Sand (you might need two coats of this). Once dry apply long splodges across the uniform, then apply small lines of Saddle Brown along one edge of each of the splodges

Woodland BDU:
Base the uniform with US Dark Green. Once dry apply random splodges in Black then Saddle Brown then finally Khaki. Make sure you leave small patches of Green showing through

Good luck with your US moderns!

(one small note: the 3 tone and the woodland BDU should work on most scales, but I haven't tried the ACU Digital technique on anything but 15mm figures)


  1. Beautifully done. Thanks for the tutorial. Really impressed by the results.



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