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« on: 13 January 2019, 09:13:49 PM »

I wanted to do a platoon of from the Italian Coastal Regiments charged with the defence of Sicily in 1943 after I saw this image of really nice light blue fatigues.


The Platoon + Breda MMG and AB41 armoured car

Painted them a bit more blue than in reality to make them stand out better at tabletop distance, but maybe went slightly too far - they look reasonably good.

Close up of the AB41


I put together an antiparatrooper truck from the Nuclei antiparacadutisti units using a British naval 20mm mounted on the back of a French truck some crew (2 Italian officers and 1 German 20mm crewman sat on the side) along with a 3 person Breda LMG team which I'm overall pretty happy with.

White balance came out a bit wrong due to the artificial light in this image - the uniforms should look a bit more blue - like in the rest of the platoon.

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« Reply #1 on: 13 January 2019, 09:55:42 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: 13 January 2019, 10:23:39 PM »

Those are beautiful!  Cool
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« Reply #3 on: 13 January 2019, 10:25:15 PM »

Great work, loving the armoured car!
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« Reply #4 on: 13 January 2019, 10:52:39 PM »

Lovely, got a soft spot for the eyeties, my father in law fought them in the last Great Disterbance, and was always fond of Italians.
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« Reply #5 on: 13 January 2019, 11:41:10 PM »

Those look great. Always nice to see something out of the ordinary being modelled.

Particularly like the AA (or should that be AP?) truck
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« Reply #6 on: 14 January 2019, 01:20:53 AM »

These are super nice looking. 
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« Reply #7 on: 14 January 2019, 07:06:44 AM »

Lovely stuff !  Thumbs up

Cheers - Phil
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« Reply #8 on: 14 January 2019, 07:08:04 AM »

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« Reply #9 on: 14 January 2019, 10:16:46 AM »

Just as a matter of interest chaps.

What colour do you see the uniform, at the top of the thread ?

I know we all see colours slightly differently......But to my sad old eyes, that looks more of a light/faded khaki, than any shade of blue.

Cheers - Puzzled of Wales.


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« Reply #10 on: 14 January 2019, 10:55:23 AM »

Hi Techno

Light grey with just a twinge of light blue to me.

Cheers Paul
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« Reply #11 on: 14 January 2019, 11:57:25 AM »

Thanks, Paul  Smiley......But I genuinely can't see any hint of blue in the top piccy.

Like I said earlier....I know we all see 'colours' slightly differently. (And, of course, it depends on what each of our  PC's/phones/tablets/whatevers is set up to reproduce on screen.)

The number of times when Mrs T (Von) and I have disagreed on what colour something is.  Grin

Cheers - Phil Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: 14 January 2019, 12:07:54 PM »

Yep, a faded grey-blue to me too.

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« Reply #13 on: 14 January 2019, 12:31:32 PM »

They look brilliant

Take care

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« Reply #14 on: 14 January 2019, 12:41:37 PM »

Great work Cool. The image looks more like a stone grey to me, but I too painted a Battalion in blue grey to make them stand out more.
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