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Offline fred

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Re: British Airborne - 28mm
« Reply #45 on: January 16, 2018, 08:34:58 AM »
Thanks chaps

Mark - itís not the probe prone sniper I was referring to, itís the standing one.

Iíll go with some kind of scrim hood, as far as painting goes itís whether itís a green base with brown, or a sand base with green and brown.



edit for spelling
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Re: British Airborne - 28mm
« Reply #46 on: January 16, 2018, 09:41:36 AM »
That one has a hood.
Similar thing .Smocks did have hoods (not all variants) But again a similar situation they're adapted by the individual or 'In house tailoring ' some have 3/4 zips some full length. Some four pockets,some two,or added or taken away.
In short were a law unto ourselves kit is never issue its alway adapted and continues to do so.So no one can tell you your wrong. Because kit can change by the hour and the weather.
British reconnaissance troops were fond of  Zeltbahns,splinter pattern,and tan and water. To the point orders were issued (and to some extent ignored ) banning its use.

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Re: British Airborne - 28mm
« Reply #47 on: January 16, 2018, 07:09:19 PM »
Thanks Mark - I thought it looked like a hood, but hadn't seen hoods on photos. And I certainly hadn't thought about customisation, which is kind of obvious when you think of it, and probably even more so for snipers.

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Re: British Airborne - 28mm
« Reply #48 on: January 16, 2018, 11:27:36 PM »
Some Airborne snipers cut up a spare smock and made the entire right side of their Denison into one big pocket/pouch to hold all their kit. No hard and fast rules on this one!

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Re: British Airborne - 28mm
« Reply #49 on: January 18, 2018, 09:11:50 PM »
Looks like these chaps might get their first outing on Friday night (even if the force is only part finished)

So in preparation, I have given the fully painted ones a coat of gloss varnish (Vallejo Polyurethane Gloss, brushed on), then added rank decals and parachute wing decals, another coat of gloss. Then finally today a coat of matt varnish.

In the photo the ones on the right are still waiting for their coat of matt varnish




I've gone with several coats of varnish on these, as I think they will be getting a lot of handling as skirmish figures. Also gone with brush on due to the weather, and probably as its overall quicker to do than spraying.

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Re: British Airborne - 28mm
« Reply #50 on: April 07, 2018, 02:45:09 PM »
Been a bit of a hiatus on these figures, probably not least to having  an initial game of Bolt Action that was just hard work.

But took them away with me this week and made good progress on the final two sections, here are the two base colours done:



Left hand section are 1st Corps figures, the others are Warlord plastics.

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Re: British Airborne - 28mm
« Reply #51 on: April 07, 2018, 08:43:10 PM »
Looking good, Fred.
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Re: British Airborne - 28mm
« Reply #52 on: April 08, 2018, 08:42:27 AM »
Looking good, Fred.

Thanks Helen


Got the greens and browns on in the middle of the week, and started on assembling the jeeps


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Re: British Airborne - 28mm
« Reply #53 on: April 08, 2018, 05:07:53 PM »
Over the last couple of days I've got the last few colours on, and various bits of highlighting added  o_o

So this is the last of the troops painted  :D :D There are two sections here along with various support options.

Final job on these chaps is some varnishing.



Next up are two jeeps (now built) along with their crews, a 6pdr to paint, and finally a Sherman to build and paint.

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Re: British Airborne - 28mm
« Reply #54 on: April 08, 2018, 07:41:58 PM »
Lovely work Fred. The paras have come up a treat. The jeeps will look great beside the paras.

All the best.

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Re: British Airborne - 28mm
« Reply #55 on: April 09, 2018, 07:37:48 PM »
Thanks - hopefully get them based fairly soon, which will set them off nicely.

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Re: British Airborne - 28mm
« Reply #56 on: April 10, 2018, 03:19:46 AM »
Thanks - hopefully get them based fairly soon, which will set them off nicely.

Are you looking at some bikes in addition to the jeeps for transport?

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Re: British Airborne - 28mm
« Reply #57 on: April 10, 2018, 07:31:04 AM »
I wasnít thinking of getting the welbikes- Iím no great fan of the figures, and Iím not sure they were used that much.

I was thinking of using hte jeeps for MG armed recce as much as for transport.

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Re: British Airborne - 28mm
« Reply #58 on: April 10, 2018, 09:21:27 AM »
Okay Fred, sounds good.

Cheers!

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Re: British Airborne - 28mm
« Reply #59 on: April 10, 2018, 10:17:45 PM »
Decaled up the paras this evening, didn't quite have enough wings for all of them, but good luck spotting which ones don't have them  ;)

The lack of flat surfaces wasn't a big problem at all, the arms are gently enough curved that putting the wings on the shoulder area is fine. On the odd sergeant's stripes I used a bit of Micro Sol to soften the decal so it would mould into shape. This went doubly so for the medic's armband.

Super close up shot so that you have half a chance of seeing the wings!



Give them another coat of gloss tomorrow. Then think about basing. Then just a final matt coat of varnish.

 

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