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PostPosted: Wed 19 Jan 2011 23:47 pm 
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I have a few figures I want to paint in the current British Army combat colours as seen in Iraq and Afghanistan. Does anybody know what the base colour and the camo check colour is? Many thanks. Nearest eqviliants to Humbrol, Revel or xtracolor numbers would be great.


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Hu148 and 93 . Had to get my desert 95s out to check they look like a good match Base colour would be 148. you could even do a mix of desert kit and Green kit. mainly the shirts and helmet covers. When i was out in Iraq in 2007 our Battle Group on night ops we tended to wear standarded DPM Helmet covers and sometimes shirts. The Chally and other AFV crews who where head up did this to make out as a smaller target as possible due to the sniper threat. there were times in daytime you saw it as well. Afganistan you saw a little mix of kit as well mainly in Green zone area we tended to do this.

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I would agree with Chally, but I thought combat 95 had been replaced with a new design in Afghanistan. From the TV pictures it looks more like a grey/green colour?


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Here's a link to the new camouflage Bob's referring to.

http://www.army.mod.uk/news/18686.aspx

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Yeah there is a new pattern out in use in Afganistan but not everyone has it.

Its only been seen in the recent Op Herricks. I didn't have it on Herrick 10/11 and that was 2009. The stuff wasn't around for Op Telic (Iraq) and only last year that it got into theatre. Just depends on the time period and what unit you want show with the model.

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Hi all

has anyone got any tips for painting the DPM on the 1/48 figures in the op herrick sets? I have tried and just looks like blobs of brown :(

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There are some great examples of the different DPM types in the galleries. I recently did the desert one and it is best done with patience and a small brush :arrow:
http://airfixtributeforum.myfastforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=582&t=49553

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There is my build review :arrow:
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PostPosted: Sun 05 Feb 2017 19:16 pm 
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So this is where I have got to on this: any suggestions to make it better as too me it looks really poor and blobby

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I have also painted a figure of ground crew for my 1/48 Hercules :)

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Take a look about 4 posts back at Lofs post on the camo, seems like a very small brush is in order, however mine also look a bit blobby but I figured that the distance that 1/48 scale simulates, that they would look blobby anyway :D

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Your ground crewman looks good (or will once you've done things like eyes, zippers and buttons).

As he stands he looks more like a loadmaster guiding a vehicle on or off the 'erc than a batman directing it to a stance though.

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second attempt...

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A big improvement trev2304 :clapping: It's very tricky to paint.

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'Tricky' has to be an understatement. I think you just have to be grateful that the Multi-Terrain Pattern isn't a pixel design that would be literally unpaintable - I look at the Armée de Terre and despair of ever representing the Flecktarn pattern without a full set of decals for each figure.

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PostPosted: Sat 24 Jun 2017 21:40 pm 
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been getting some practice in and now this what I got

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a bit better :/

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Very impressive. It's clearly a question of finding what looks right, rather than trying to slavishly follow the real thing. Keep it up!

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Practice is all it takes... you must be pretty pleased with that now.

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