Finally I've pulled the finger out and got going on the Paratroopers for my French Indochina war project in Greyscale. To be honest it really proofed to be a quite daunting and especially different task to try to emulate camo patterns in Greyscale compared to the rather straight forward Viet Minh.
With quite a limited palette one is almost only restricted to trying to get the shape of the camo right instead of using different colours. I've used a lighter base colour on the TAP47-52 blouse worn by the wounded compared to my slightly darker take on the British Denison pattern on his trousers and the medics uniform.
I'm still not really convinced if I actually nailed it but that's what looked most convincing from several test runs. I also tried to do these in 'real' Greyscale i.e. using only a palette of black, greys and white but in the end it looked more like some modern urban or snow camo than what I was aiming for.
Unfortunately Redstar Miniatures closed down their business and sold the figures to Empress Miniatures. For those of you living on that big island of the blissful aka Great Britain this might sound like good news but for us mere continental Europeans this means a hefty price rise due to a rather disadvantageous exchange rate... not to speak of their general pricing policy *grumble*. This will probably mean this project is 'completed' faster than anticipated.
So that's it for the moment. Hopefully till next time!