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PostPosted: Tue 21 Aug 2007 16:16 pm 
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Does anyone have any pics of some well painted WW11 british paratroopers as i brought some second hand and they were painted quite well but i dont know if they are the right colours or not.

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Here's a Pegaso 54mm figure.


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I have a funny feeling wont be able to paint my models like that.

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British Paratrooper, Private, 1st Airborne Division, Arnhem September 1944

Hu: 61 Matt Flesh / Hu: 74 Matt Linen / Hu: 186 Matt Brown = skin tones
Hu: 102 Matt Army Green = helmet, scarf, Denison smock
Hu: 70 Matt Brick Red = camouflage pattern on Denison smock
Hu: 90 Matt Beige Green = camouflage pattern on Denison smock
Hu: 26 Matt Khaki = trousers
Hu: 93 Matt Desert Yellow = webbing, anklets
Hu: 33 Matt Black = boots
Hu: 54 Metallic Brass = metal parts
Hu: 34 Matt White = ropes, rank insignia
Hu: 186 Matt Brown = wooden parts
Hu: 73 Matt Wine Red = beret

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thankz all

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Dont know if this is already here but can someone show me a painting guide for airfix paras please?

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German Luftwaffe, Corporal, paratrooper field unit, Western Front 1944
Hu: 111 Matt Uniform Grey = trousers
Hu: 10 Gloss Service Brown = belt
Hu: 33 Matt Black = Fliegerbluse, cap & boots
Hu: 147 Matt Light Grey = piping
Hu: 154 Matt Insignia Yellow = collar patches

British Paratrooper, Private, 1st Airborne Division, Arnhem September 1944
Hu: 102 Matt Army Green = helmet, scarf, Denison smock
Hu: 70 Matt Brick Red = camouflage pattern on Denison smock
Hu: 90 Matt Beige Green = camouflage pattern on Denison smock
Hu: 26 Matt Khaki = trousers
Hu: 93 Matt Desert Yellow = webbing, anklets
Hu: 33 Matt Black = boots
Hu: 54 Metallic Brass = metal parts
Hu: 34 Matt White = ropes, rank insignia
Hu: 186 Matt Brown = wooden parts
Hu: 73 Matt Wine Red = beret

or did you mean US Paratroops  :shrug:

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1 72 british paras :oops: can you simplify this please Eg-uniform, helmet because I am not the best figure painter.

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British Paratrooper, Private, 1st Airborne Division, Arnhem September 1944

Hu: 102 Matt Army Green = helmet, scarf, Denison smock
Hu: 70 Matt Brick Red = camouflage pattern on Denison smock
Hu: 90 Matt Beige Green = camouflage pattern on Denison smock
The Denison smock is the jacket

Hu: 26 Matt Khaki = trousers
Worn over the legs

Hu: 93 Matt Desert Yellow = webbing, anklets
Webbing is stuff like belts and anklets are like socks

Hu: 33 Matt Black = boots
Worn on the feet

Hu: 73 Matt Wine Red = beret
A flat, cap-like hat worn on the head

Hu: 54 Metallic Brass = metal parts
can't remember - forget it
Hu: 34 Matt White = ropes, rank insignia
rank insignia are seargent's chevrons
Hu: 186 Matt Brown = wooden parts
entrenching tool handles

Is that simplified enough  :shrug:

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The best way to do this pattern in 1/72 is do the service brown uniform first, they add the green and finally the light brown, followed by the web gear.

Becuase of the 1/72 size, you need not be very precise with the camo pattern, just so long as it sugests the colors as you see them here.


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Thanks guys,
I did'nt know what the smock thing was but know I do!

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PostPosted: Mon 28 Oct 2013 20:06 pm 
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British Paratrooper, Private, 1st Airborne Division, Arnhem September 1944/Lieutenant, 1st Glider Pilot Regiment 1944
These units wore identical uniforms. The camouflaged Denison smock was first introduced in 1941 and was worn either over, or instead of the battle dress blouse, but always under the equipment. Another sleeveless smock was worn over the equipment for the jump and discarded on landing. Pilots wore a protective helmet, usually with a Type C flying helmet underneath and Type F oxygen mask. Wings were worn on the left breast of all qualified glider pilots until after the Battle of Arnhem, when so many were lost that trainee pilots had their courses cut short and were made into second pilots, with smaller wings and a gold 'G' set in a gold ring. Their red beret is that issued to all airborne forces in the British Army.

Gw: 61-21 Dwarf Flesh = skin tones
Ha: 33 Matt Black = boots
Ha: 93 Matt Desert Yellow = anklets
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Vc: 114 70879 Green Brown = trousers
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Gw: 61-76 Flesh Wash = skin tones
XF-49: Khaki = Denison smock
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Ha: 70 Matt Brick Red = camouflage pattern on Denison smock
Ha: 30 Matt Dark Green = camouflage pattern on Denison smock
XF-51: Khaki Drab = helmet
Ha: 93 Matt Desert Yellow = webbing
Vc: 139 70846 Mahogany Brown = beret
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PostPosted: Mon 28 Oct 2013 20:38 pm 
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Lovely figures Ratch....Who are they from & what's the scale please? :think:

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1/72 Andy, they come with the Italeri Airspeed Horsa :wink:

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Just out of curiosity, were the RAF glider piolets paid the same as the "real" a/c piolets ? US glider piolets were not,as they weren't considered to be "real" piolets by the Army Air Corp.

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I would assume that the glider pilots received the pay according to their rank. Kings regulations laid down that each rank was to get equal pay [within their arm of service] regardless of duties. However certain ranks received extra supernumery pay to facilitate and cover extra expenses.
A Sergeant Pilot would receive the same as any RAF Sergeant or Army Sergeant, [depending on which arm of service he came from] plus s/n to cover the cost of his having to buy certain flying clothing. It would not matter what the Sergeant Pilot was flying.


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1/72 Andy, they come with the Italeri Airspeed Horsa :wink:

Do they by god.....Are they in the Airfix reboxing too? :think:

Smashing figures, I had them pegged for 1/48. 8-)

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I hate to be a kill joy but the para figure in the Horsa kit can only be an American - He is carrying a chest mounted reserve parachute.
The UK Airborne Forces didn't use reserve parachutes operationally until 1956.
The American main parachute deployed canopy first which resulted in a harsher opening shock and a greater chance of failure. Therefore they carried (and used) reserve parachutes.
The UK's X type parachute opened lines first and gave a smoother opening shock and was altogether a more reliable canopy making a reserve parachute less of a neccessity.


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VX275 wrote:
I hate to be a kill joy but the para figure in the Horsa kit can only be an American - He is carrying a chest mounted reserve parachute.

Apart from that, his uniform looks distinctly British and un-American when compared to my references, but I don't intend to use him with this build :D
The sprues are exactly the same Andy :wink:

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