I've always liked WWII figures, I guess it reminds me of the boxes of Airfix soldiers that I used to play with and paint badly when I was younger. I've got a bit of a love affair with Artizan miniatures too so I've been admiring their set of WWII figures for a while but its another period and another set of reference material I'd have to get; more expense! But after admiring the fantastic painted miniatures on the Saxon Dog blog ( http://saxondog.blogspot.com/) I couldn't resist any more. This still left me with the problem of reference for uniform colours etc.
In steps Artmaster Studios (http://www.artmasterstudio.co.uk/) and their fantastic visions. If your not familiar with Artmaster Studios then a brief explanation of who they are may be necessary. Artmaster is run by a guy called Toby and they offer a figure painting service; you can find his painted figures dotted around all over the web on various sites, Victrix (http://www.victrixlimited.com/) being a good one to visit to see his excellent work, or just visit their site. What he also does is video himself painting varies figures. This he normally does live on a Friday night, which he calls Artmaster Visions. He's also posted these video demo's on Youtube, (http://www.youtube.com/user/ArtmasterStudioTV?blend=2&ob=video-mustangbase) which is where I found his demo for painting a German Fallschirmjager ( a paratrooper to me and you ). After watching said demo I made a note of any paints a didn't already have and bought them along with some figures, the results of which you can find below.