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 Post subject: British Service Uniforms
PostPosted: Fri 26 May 2006 13:00 pm 
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For the new diorama I'm working on, i've got the bofors (which is painted up nicely now), but I'm having problems with the uniforms of the gunners. I've done experinments so far - they are currently in H91 with drybrushed 102, but even if this would be corrrect, I'm not sure what colours to do the pouches, belts and helmet.

If someones got a good guide to the colours, that would be great - thanks.
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No. 86 drybrushed with No. 72 might work for a greeney colour or maybe even 72 (pouches)

if you haven't thought about the mud that would be all over the uniforms you cold drybrush areas like knees with dark brown for fresh mud and other areas with lighter brown for old, dry mud.

belts would be the same colour as the pouches.

helmets would probably be a solid green or brown

note that different parts of uniform eg:shirt and trousers would be different shades as they would have been likely to have gone through different washes conditions and differed amout of time in use.

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Thanks for that sopwith! I'm not sure if they would have muddy knees, as the place there the bofors is is meant to be concrete. I'll have a go with some of those methods - cheers!

Also, out of interest, what is good to remove enamel from plastic (in my case, the figures), as I may need to remove it if the paint gets too thick?

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Hi Owen,
You can (CAREFULLY!) use oven cleaner such as Mr Muscle to remove paint from plastic. Spray it on and leave in a plastic bag overnight then rinse off with running water, I find scrubbing with an old toothbrush helps.

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This will remove all the paint.
Test it on a single piece first, different plastics may react.
Be careful when using the cleaner, it's caustic and will burn bare skin, be especially careful not to get any in your eyes.

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Thanks for those - the diorama is now finished. I'll get a couple of pictures up soon. I ended up painting with H102 + H86 for the uniforms with a small drop of H90 mixed in each one.

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 Post subject: 1944 British Infantry
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Could someone supply with the numbers for painting British Infantry

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The uniform of the British 'Tommy' remained basically the same throughout the war. In 1940 the pocket pleats on the battledress were done away with. Gradually the field service cap was replaced by the beret or 'General Service' cap, which looked like a beret but was made from a number of pieces of khaki cloth. A new steel helmet made its appearance in 1944.
As for colours, it would depend on the 'wear' of the uniform :roll:
For uniforms I might use 26, 155 or 159 and for webbing 72 or 86 :shock:

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airfixteen, you should find this VERY useful, it has all you need to know, just click on brit infantry 1944-45.

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You forgot to put the link in :roll:

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oops, stupid me

http://www.shqminiatures.com/Xtras/PaintingGuides.htm

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Good link! :D and put into my Favorites :P

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What a good link thanks Shorty for your assitance and you too Ratch :P

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I find this site useful for the picture content

http://www.cameronians.com/

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All sorted now thanks everyone

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What colour would the beret be on the driver of the Quad in the kit A01305? Markings are given as Normandy France.
Why do I have an urge to paint it black, yet I see Hu26 in some instructions, or Hu29 in others, so what is the correct colour please :help: :shrug: :scratch:
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During WW2 the Royal Artillery would have worn the rather awful looking woolen General Service cap rather than the beret (that came in for most arms in various colours post war). The side cap was also very popular so you could pinch a driver from the K2 Ambulance.

Here are a couple of links that may be of interest

http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/USA-brita ... lous-3789/

http://www.network54.com/Forum/47208/th ... ery+beret-

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Prince of Wales’ Royal Regiment
Royal Anglian Regiment
Royal Gibraltar Regiment
Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment
Royal Welsh
Yorkshire Regiment
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Light Grey
Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
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Black
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Royal Yeomanry
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Beige
Special Air Service
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Army Air Corps
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Title of thread is misleading as the driver in the Bren gun carrier is wearing a battle bowler ; but Dave is asking about the driver of the Quad.

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PostPosted: Mon 04 Nov 2013 18:55 pm 
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ok, the thread name has changed; but A01309 is the number for the Bren Gun Carrier. The Quad kit is A01305 :wink:

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PostPosted: Mon 04 Nov 2013 20:20 pm 
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Sorry for the confusion, it is for the Quad driver with the 25 pounder, kit A01305. I got confused with the similar kit A01309 :oops: :oops: :oops: . Sorry about that.
Thanks for helping out troops :thumb: :cheers:
Too early in the morning for me, :oops: :oops: :oops: :mrgreen:
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