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alan L05 Jul 2019 12:35 a.m. PST

Looking suitable Vallejo (preferably) colours for VDV airborne in Afghanistan. They appear to have a green uniform with tan sun bunny blotches? These will make a nice contrast with the brown of the ordinary infantry.

Any suggestions for the tunic, equipment and blue beret would be appreciated.

Old Wolfman05 Jul 2019 6:01 a.m. PST

Or a bush hat.

Cuprum205 Jul 2019 9:15 a.m. PST

In different periods of time and in different terrains various models of uniforms were used. The use of blue berets in a combat situation was quickly abandoned. The uniform was the same for all troops. The main difference of the paratrooper is the striped undershirt.

Cuprum205 Jul 2019 10:23 a.m. PST

Reconstruction of the uniform of Soviet paratroopers in Afghanistan. The link mass photos of these items that were used there. The text, alas, only in Russian:

stephen m05 Jul 2019 10:32 a.m. PST

Cuprum always the go to man for info on Russian forces.

Uparmored05 Jul 2019 9:08 p.m. PST

My attempt at some VDV (still have to finish my full platoon with BMDs), redeployed from Afghanistan for the defence of Cuba in '88. Elhiem 20mm. I used Tamiya XF-26 deep green and XF-19 sky gray for the jump suits. There should be tables around to convert these into Valejo colours.

and a 1/6 impression I like of VDV in Astan:

alan L06 Jul 2019 1:36 a.m. PST

Many thanks. My VDV figures come with berets, so blue it is.

Cuprum206 Jul 2019 6:56 a.m. PST

These are paratroopers in Afghanistan. Obviously – not in a combat situation. Some kind of solemn event.

Beret soviet paratroopers looks like this:

Col Durnford09 Jul 2019 6:41 a.m. PST

Some really good shots above. This will help with my own VDV project.

Right now I am considering Vallejo Russian Uniform WWII – 70.924 as a base color for the cammie uniform. I'm not entirely happy with it since it appears a little to dark.

Cuprum209 Jul 2019 7:13 a.m. PST

You can not worry too much about the shades. The color of the material is always slightly varied in shades. You can see it in the photo. (Not reconstruction – they use the same subject for a photo).

Col Durnford09 Jul 2019 8:15 a.m. PST

I would be less concerned if the paint was a lighter shade and not darker.

Cuprum209 Jul 2019 5:07 p.m. PST

Just add a little light gray or yellow paint. Unfortunately, I do not have Vallejo paint on hand and I can not advise more precisely.

Virginia Tory16 Jul 2019 9:08 a.m. PST

Try using Vallejo Khaki. You can lighten or darken it as needed, add a touch of green, etc. It's a really good base color.

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