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hammurabi70
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« on: 28 May 2020, 02:33:54 PM »

I was painting the crews of the machine guns and mortars this morning when I had a light-bulb-moment. Don't tell anyone (where’s the light bulb emoji when you need it).

Would such people be wearing gloves? I have never served in the infantry so have no idea when gloves would be used. This raises two issues:
(1) what is actually correct?
(2) what is the impression the modeller wants to convey?

I want the viewer to ‘see’ the hand as skin because of the impression it gives but in handling such moving metal in a battle environment what would individuals actually choose to have?
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« Reply #1 on: 28 May 2020, 03:32:17 PM »

Depends on the period and theatre but Officers often wore gloves.
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« Reply #2 on: 28 May 2020, 03:43:17 PM »

Discouraged, as could get caught in the mechanism, although Finnish AK clone has no trigger guard to allow operation in several pairs.
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« Reply #3 on: 28 May 2020, 05:47:50 PM »

Falklands war most officers and men wore black leather NI gloves.

Brunswickers wore green leather gloves in the Napoleonic and later wars.
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« Reply #4 on: 29 May 2020, 10:52:31 AM »

Falklands war most officers and men wore black leather NI gloves.

Brunswickers wore green leather gloves in the Napoleonic and later wars.

As correctly cited above. The NI glove was a bit of a status symbol as it came with the GSM "N Ireland" clasp and signified that the wearer had in a theatre of ops where hot lead frequently flew.  They were thin leather and snug fitting with a reinforcement over the knuckles.   The glove NI was issued circa 1979.

There was a green woollen glove that predated them.  They were useless  once wet unless one acquired the Norgie mit to fit over them.  The British Army was -in general - more tolerant of informal  kit than other armies, especially on deployment.   Norgie shirts,  Doctor Martin boots, Norgie and Canadian gloves/mits and Bergus ROCs were the norm by the early 1980s.
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« Reply #5 on: 29 May 2020, 10:55:05 AM »

I am resisting the urge to answer the question "Who wears gloves"  with a comment along the lines of "A doctor doing a prostate examination." - whoops did I type that out loud?
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« Reply #6 on: 29 May 2020, 11:09:21 AM »

We all know you'd no more say something like that than I'd say "**** is a ***** ***** who likes to ****** his ***** with ****** and ***** ** ** *** ********".

I wonder if that'll get censored?
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« Reply #7 on: 29 May 2020, 11:23:38 AM »

I can if you want.

Or I could fill in the blanks.....(Decisions, decisions. Undecided)

Cheers - Phil
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« Reply #8 on: 29 May 2020, 01:06:44 PM »

You don't know the correct language Phil !
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« Reply #9 on: 29 May 2020, 01:11:51 PM »

True.....I never use bad language !! Liar Liar Liar

(where’s the light bulb emoji when you need it).

Will this one do ?Idea

Cheers - Phil Wink
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« Reply #10 on: 29 May 2020, 01:46:28 PM »

True.....I never use bad language !! Liar Liar Liar

Will this one do ?Idea

Cheers - Phil Wink

It seems Phil has access to a secret moderator set of emojis Undecided You've been holding out on us! I also just worked out how to make Undecided work too. Never used to work in preview but adding an extra slash on the end makes it show (in case anyone else has been similarly miffed).
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« Reply #11 on: 29 May 2020, 03:12:02 PM »

I don't think they're secret.....I can't remember how I found them.....

Messing around, probably !

I think you'll need to look at this post, as if you're replying to it, to see the different combinations of colons, plus signs, question marks etc.

These are the ones I liked.....

I don't know    (I don't know)
Not listening    (Not listening)
Pig     (Pig)
Idea     (Idea)
Skull     (Skull)
Whistling       (Whistling)
Shame on you     (Shame on you)
Chatterbox     (Chatterbox)
Not worthy  (Not worthy)
Feeling beat up     (Feeling beat up)
Bring it on    (Bring it on)
Oh go on       (Oh, go on)

I think there are some others, as well.
Enjoy.

Cheers - Phil Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: 29 May 2020, 03:32:57 PM »

Hit the more underlined at the end of the pictographs will get you there ! Thumbs up
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« Reply #13 on: 29 May 2020, 03:54:34 PM »

Does rather conjure up the image of them having their gloves on strings to prevent them getting lost in the heat of battle.
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« Reply #14 on: 29 May 2020, 04:09:20 PM »

Does rather conjure up the image of them having their gloves on strings to prevent them getting lost in the heat of battle.

Ha,Ha, I have a photo some where  of me in a duffel coat with woollen mittens on string to stop me loosing them - I must have been about 3
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