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Offline Von Richter

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Re: WW2 British Paras
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2015, 02:51:34 PM »
Brings to mind the castings on a recent British Paratrooper thread, No.4s with a backsight halfway up the barrel, wot's that all about!?

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Offline Cubs

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Re: WW2 British Paras
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2015, 04:24:05 PM »
You're not the first Jeff, and certainly won't be the last.   :)

I'm guilty of the same fault myself hence the comment above.


Ditto! And yes, I also trained with the SMLE!
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Offline Jeff965

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Re: WW2 British Paras
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2015, 07:30:00 PM »
You're not the first Jeff, and certainly won't be the last.   :)

I'm guilty of the same fault myself hence the comment above.

Really nice painting on the figures anyway.  :D

Ditto! And yes, I also trained with the SMLE!

Well if you two have done it I don't feel so bad now, cheers lads.

Offline tin shed gamer

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Re: WW2 British Paras
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2015, 04:14:15 PM »
Good clean natural feel to the uniform's,and a clear understanding of kit.
Mark.

Offline Jeff965

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Re: WW2 British Paras update 14/1/15
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2015, 07:59:54 PM »
Hi all, just an update on how the Paras are going. I've done another 9 and this time some of them are wearing the famous red(maroon) beret and others have both British sten guns and a captured German SMG. I couldn't find a colour for the beret straight out of the pot that suited me so I mixed my own and I think I got the right shade.
Anyway here are some photos of them and this time I've included a rear shot of some of them to show their equipment and a war gamers view of them as well.

Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: WW2 British Paras update 14/1/15
« Reply #20 on: January 15, 2015, 08:26:53 AM »
Jeff, do you know a bit about the legend of the Red Beret? Some say 'Boy' Browning had some of his blokes march past his missus in different coloured berets. When the bloke in the maroon one went by she said...

"That one looks absolutely spiffing darling."

And a leg-endary titfer was born!

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Offline Romark

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Re: WW2 British Paras update 14/1/15
« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2015, 09:22:49 AM »
Nice work on those minis Jeff,Not that I'm an expert but the beret colour looks just fine.


Offline Lostman

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Re: WW2 British Paras update 14/1/15
« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2015, 09:41:52 AM »
Got a few Paras on my blog to
http://glynrr.blogspot.co.uk/
Only the enemies figures are in the front of you now a good time to get some good dice throws

Offline Jeff965

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Re: WW2 British Paras update 14/1/15
« Reply #23 on: January 15, 2015, 09:49:51 PM »
Jeff, do you know a bit about the legend of the Red Beret? Some say 'Boy' Browning had some of his blokes march past his missus in different coloured berets. When the bloke in the maroon one went by she said...

"That one looks absolutely spiffing darling."

And a leg-endary titfer was born!

 :-*
No Harry I didn't know that but it sounds very convincing and typical of the way legends are created lol.
Nice work on those minis Jeff,Not that I'm an expert but the beret colour looks just fine.
Cheers Romark I was pleased with the beret colour.
Got a few Paras on my blog to
http://glynrr.blogspot.co.uk/
Nice work on those minis Jeff,Not that I'm an expert but the beret colour looks just fine.
Nice blog Lostman 😄

Offline tin shed gamer

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Re: WW2 British Paras update 14/1/15
« Reply #24 on: January 15, 2015, 11:37:39 PM »
The colour is spot on.If you add orange to your final highlight on the edges(only the smallest of highlights) and shade with a dark navy/purple mix,around the badge your beret colour will really pop.Its just the odd way they wear once they've been out and about a bit in all weather's.
It's the way I find sit's best,with me.Its one of those little detail's that nag at me with my own painting.That said I do like the clean natural feel your figures have Jeff.
If you wish Jeff,I could post a single image of how I tackle them.As we seem to have made very similar colour choice's.
Mark.

Offline warburton

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Re: WW2 British Paras update 14/1/15
« Reply #25 on: January 15, 2015, 11:59:33 PM »
Nice work :)

Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: WW2 British Paras update 14/1/15
« Reply #26 on: January 16, 2015, 02:01:42 PM »
Got a few Paras on my blog to
http://glynrr.blogspot.co.uk/

Lostman, it wasn't the paras that made my eyes pop our but yer 'Naval Brigade' figures did...
hard plastic British Infantry from yesteryear!

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Offline Lostman

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Re: WW2 British Paras update 14/1/15
« Reply #27 on: January 16, 2015, 05:27:49 PM »
Lostman, it wasn't the paras that made my eyes pop our but yer 'Naval Brigade' figures did...
hard plastic British Infantry from yesteryear!

 Yep they are some of the first figures I have Late 60s or early 70s  Altmark sold in a strip on a card British in plastic but Germans in Metal . Showing my age

Offline Jeff965

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Re: WW2 British Paras update 14/1/15
« Reply #28 on: January 16, 2015, 06:32:53 PM »

[If you wish Jeff,I could post a single image of how I tackle them.As we seem to have made very similar colour choice's.
Mark.
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Yes please Mark, always ready to learn more about this painting lark, but I can't promise I'll do it as well mind  ;)

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Re: WW2 British Paras update 14/1/15
« Reply #29 on: January 17, 2015, 02:19:32 AM »
Love the painting on your figures.
Look forward to seeing them in a game.
Semper Fi, Mac

 

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