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 Post subject: New Zealand Army MCU
PostPosted: Mon 27 Jan 2014 04:25 am 
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Im planning on getting some of these figures once they are realeased http://www.empressminiatures.com/userim ... cart94.htm .Im planning on painting them as New Zealand soldiers (to be used in a diorama with a RNZAF commemorative Iroquois kit. Photos of the Iroquois will be uploaded soon), due to the fact that there is a large amount of similarities in uniform and weapons. I only have one problem, i am unsure on how to paint the new camo, here are some photos of the pattern.
https://www.google.co.nz/url?sa=i&rct=j ... 8796222905

http://www.arrse.co.uk/attachment.php?a ... 1383686714

http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/pUToHNl3K2A/maxresdefault.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v637/ ... 99140a.jpg

Any help on how to paint the camo is welcomed


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PostPosted: Mon 27 Jan 2014 16:06 pm 
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Looks like lots of stippling might be in order :idea:

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PostPosted: Wed 29 Jan 2014 09:54 am 
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well, it looks like i'll be having alot of "fun" when i get them then


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Considering that when viewed from more than 50m away it just looks like the tan coloured overalls the army get issued, I wouldn't get too hung up. The overall impression is a pretty light tan with a hint of green and brown shading. I really think they stuffed up with this pattern, there is nowhere near enough contrast between the colours. While it might have been great in Afghanistan, as usual the NZDF was late to the party with this pattern, introducing it after we left Bamyan and refocused on the SW Pacific, which of course is essentially jungle. And guess which pattern is best in the jungles of the SW pacific.... DPM!
The Air Force have decided it's too expensive, so we now have no field uniform for routine tasks, relying on the last remnants of DPM in the supply system (including used items). Just out of interest, are these 1/48 figures? I've got the Italeri 1/48 'Heer' Iroquois to build as a 3sqn Huey at some stage, hopefully before they are withdrawn from service!


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Think you are right about the colouring, looking at the photos in the Link, there was not a particular contrast scheme of camou to be seen, rather looking a pale shade of tan

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PostPosted: Wed 28 Jan 2015 23:53 pm 
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Sorry for the late reply, may be too late for you now Gunnie, but these figures are 1/72. Also I agree with what you have said about the colouring, they should have made a New Zealand version of multicam with some dpm elements in it, although it may be too similar to Britains and the armies shown that they want to be unique


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 Post subject: Re: New Zealand Army MCU
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https://scontent-a-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/hph ... e=556B4576 I feel that this photo truly shows how useless the uniform is in the jungle. It reminds me of Americas failed ACU


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 Post subject: Re: New Zealand Army MCU
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It certainly looks like pale tan with minimum stippling ought to be adequate for 1/72, but in larger scales it could be more of a problem (as with MTP, DPM and OCP). Anyone remember the 'Tomorrows World' program where they sprayed check paint? Come back Raymond Baxter, we need you to develop that now!

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