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Gunner Dunbar25 Jun 2019 3:30 a.m. PST

Hi guys

My first modern platoon sized skirmish project (might use modern chain of command), an Infantry platoon for my central African imagi-nation, The democratic republic of Botswalia, figures were converted from Italeri's 1/72 plastic Vietcong, Warsaw pact, and US special forces bodies with various US M1 helmet heads, added cargo pockets on their pants, various packs/pouches, scratch built some machetes, I have given all the leaders beret heads, which I will paint either red or green.
Not sure what camo I will use, thinking of using several cammos, maybe 70% Rhodesian or British denison smock, and 30% another 2 different camos, any suggestions? maybe US woodland and soviet sun bunnies? maybe a tigers stripe pattern? i'de like something with a majority bright green, I want them to look a little irregular but professional.
Thinking I will be able to use them in scenarios from the 70s to today, vehicles will be a mix of British (former British colony, Britain continued to supply) and soviet (captured from wars with neighbours)
I"m also making a ultra modern US and Russian forces and a local communist style guerrilla enemy.
More pics here
https://gunnerswargamming.blogspot.com/2019/06/1st-modern-african-imagi-nation-project.html



Green Tiger25 Jun 2019 4:11 a.m. PST

Good stuff- have done similar myself – Lizard pattern very popular in Africa…

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP25 Jun 2019 6:37 a.m. PST

I am using 1/72 plastics for a similar project. I am using VC, Warsaw Pact, US WW II in light kit, etc.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP25 Jun 2019 7:00 a.m. PST

Where is this place in relation to Bongolesia?

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP25 Jun 2019 7:20 a.m. PST

Great idea and love to see your forces as they evolve

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP25 Jun 2019 8:23 a.m. PST

Makes sense to build up your forces in preparation for the inevitable Bongolesian attack. Nice work.

Personal logo Narratio Supporting Member of TMP25 Jun 2019 11:10 a.m. PST

According to the Bongolesian Bureau of Truth, Justice and Right Thinking Hugging Chumness, Bongolesia has never attacked anybody. It has been involved in preemptive police actions but that's totally different…

Gunner Dunbar25 Jun 2019 3:11 p.m. PST

It's just across the border from Bongolesia.

epturner Supporting Member of TMP25 Jun 2019 5:00 p.m. PST

Italian camo.

That's the ticket for your lads.

Nothing says "1970's Fashion" like castoffs from the San Marcos Battalion…

Eric

Gunner Dunbar25 Jun 2019 5:08 p.m. PST

Italian? OK, I like it.

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