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Falklands solider

Discussion in 'Brutal Honesty - Critique Center' started by JamesDols0653, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. JamesDols0653 New Member

    Country:
    Scotland
    Needing some advice with the uniform , webbing and Bergen
    was told that socks where a brown ish colour but not too sure
    I am looking for dull coat as it is shiny Iv'e used a matt varnish. painted with acrylic's
    and Im looking for a new head for this figure as the one that it came with was far too small
    it's a 200mm if anyone knows where i can get one.
    Thanks James

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  2. housecarl Forum Moderator

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    United-Kingdom
    With notorious shiners like red, yellow, green and blue add a touch of Tamiya X21 to your mix.
    The DPM looks well James.(y)
  3. Mookie Active Member

    Hi James.
    Nice job on a notorious hard camo to paint.I know Winsor and Newton Galleria matt varnish is a good one.As for heads well if you send me a Private message i might be able to help.
    Cheers from Richard
  4. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    I don't see sock's but I do see puttees around the ankle, they were khaki with a lighter khaki tape to secure them, hope that helps
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  5. JamesDols0653 New Member

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    Scotland
    Thanks for the advice are the shiners like putting a wash on I think I have a bottle hear not too sure how to use it though
    Thanks again
    James
  6. JamesDols0653 New Member

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    Scotland
    Couldn't remember the name lol glad you knew what I was on about will get them painted tonight now I know
    Thanks
    James
  7. JamesDols0653 New Member

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    Scotland
    Thanks took me ages to do. Will go have a look on ebay for the varnish got some dullcoat on order but will try this too
    Will drop a pm
    Thanks
    James
  8. housecarl Forum Moderator

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  9. JamesDols0653 New Member

    Country:
    Scotland
    Is this the right one I bought testers dullcoat also

    Attached Files:

  10. chailey Active Member

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    England
    Testors dullcoat will do the job, a few light coats rather than one heavy one.
  11. housecarl Forum Moderator

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    That's the one James.(y)
    Don't use too much as it will leave a chalky residue.:(
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  12. Banjer Member

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    England
    IIRC by the time of the Falklands most SLRs had black plastic butt and handgrips. I stand to be corrected however.

    Bill
  13. housecarl Forum Moderator

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    United-Kingdom
    Still some wooden furniture about Bill.
    [IMG]
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  14. Banjer Member

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    England
    Yes, I wasn't implying that the wooden furniture was wrong. The changeover lasted right up to the introduction of the SA80. Some units held on to the wood as a matter of principle. I must admit I didn't like the plastic. Bill
  15. Gellso A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Can't see the figure......only the base!

    Cammo looks great. A lot of people are put off by cammo which is difficult to do. I'd say you've nailed the colours and you've got the shapes in scale.
    Puttees are a khaki colour.
    I'll pm you on how to use dull coat and the Tamiya
    flat base.
    Great effort on this, JD
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  16. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi James

    Good on you for going for this camo .something I avoid !! ....nice result

    Not sure who makes the figure ...( it's got legs ...lol I only paint busts )but try Mitches Military Models or RDG ( Grod here on PF ) for a head

    Good advice ref X21,as well

    Nap
  17. Mookie Active Member

    The figure is Moz Corrys Gpmg para he did for Gordon a few years ago.The wooden stock SlLR was still in evidence in Falklands.Im.on.a militaria site on Facebook and Vets confirmed this.James has hsd help with a head for his creation.Lil ol Mookies has helped him.Nice to see a newbie who.likes my era of interest.
    Toodle ooo pips.
    Rich.
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  18. Helm A Fixture

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    England
  19. JamesDols0653 New Member

    Country:
    Scotland
    I wasn't sure I had it black to start with but I got it confirmed from a friend who was in the Falklands
    His rifle had the wooden butt and grip.
    Thanks
    James
  20. JamesDols0653 New Member

    Country:
    Scotland
    Thanks G
    I'll need to watch a couple of YouTube videos for the dull coat
    Thanks
    James

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