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Andy Skinner Supporting Member of TMP21 Oct 2017 6:03 a.m. PST

If you are going to look at pictures and photos intermixed on a web page, do you prefer the text above the pictures or below?

I think for captions we often think below, but I like to read what is coming up before seeing the pictures. Here is an example of the captions coming before (above) the relevant pictures. I made the report after recently learning that you can add text to Google Photos albums.

I can read them either way, once I've figured it out. But I will admit to having occasionally studied the pictures to see which way it went, to help the report make more sense.


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP21 Oct 2017 6:04 a.m. PST

Woops…apologies. The Bug strikes again and I have double posting as well.

Perrys announce chasseurs in plastic due shortly. These have their cloak over the correct shoulder, unlike some figures we have seen elsewhere. Nice!


More images here on that Facebook thing. I'll leave them for Tango to show!

Marc at work21 Oct 2017 6:41 a.m. PST

I do love the look of chasseur a cheval in colpacks. Am I odd?

Sometimes Liam I wish I did 28s


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP21 Oct 2017 7:05 a.m. PST

Funny thing. I often wish I had started out in 15/18mm scale (not personally, I would look a bit silly. I mean model soldiers in 15/18mm scale.

En masse they look terrific. Individually, they can be superbly cast and the poses are less "heroic".

I always rated plastics for their ease of conversion, (eg Horse artillery with these chaps) but imagined metals to be better cast. Recent "Firing Line" experience has converted me. Perry plastics are really sharply moulded (when new anyway)

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP21 Oct 2017 8:06 a.m. PST

As to the question, I prefer below for captions but am OK either way

dwight shrute27 Oct 2017 12:04 p.m. PST

I wonder if it was an improvised air recognition panel ?

mwindsorfw Supporting Member of TMP27 Oct 2017 12:13 p.m. PST

All answers here:

Don't why they have the extra plate.
Tudor Ireland sounds dreary.
Nice chasseurs, but do you mix fur caps with shako troops?
Captions below the pictures.

firebase2012 Inactive Member28 Oct 2017 7:54 a.m. PST

New fantastic additions to the Pendraken LOA range from my favorite sculpture Clib. My order is sent.

Hafen von Schlockenberg Inactive Member28 Oct 2017 8:39 a.m. PST


firebase2012 Inactive Member28 Oct 2017 9:37 a.m. PST

whats happened here ????????

Hafen von Schlockenberg Inactive Member28 Oct 2017 10:15 a.m. PST

Welcome to Bugville--come right in!


nnascati Supporting Member of TMP29 Oct 2017 7:11 a.m. PST

I am working on a Flames of War commission for a client, the El Alamein sets. I have always pictured DAK uniforms as a yellowish khaki, as opposed to the tan khaki of the Brits. The FoW website however shows the DAK in what looks to me almost like a pale field grey. What do you folks think?

Mick in Switzerland29 Oct 2017 7:19 a.m. PST

DAK uniforms were green (VMC Russian Uniform 70.924).
SS & Luftwaffe tropical uniforms were sand (Iraqi Sand 70.819)

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP29 Oct 2017 8:02 a.m. PST

Mick, thanks for that. However, I use craft store paints. What color would you suggest I use?

Fred Cartwright29 Oct 2017 8:07 a.m. PST

Reed green is the official colour. A very pale green that quickly faded in the sun.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP29 Oct 2017 8:46 a.m. PST

Fred, I use mostly Americana and Ceramcoat paints. "Avacado" looks pretty close to Reed Green, but maybe too dark?

Mick in Switzerland29 Oct 2017 8:48 a.m. PST

Dear nnascati,

The photograph is a real uniform in Sinnsheim Technical Museum. The colours in the photograph are quite accurate on my computer. I would choose something similar.
If you look closely, the shorts are paler and almost grey.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP29 Oct 2017 8:54 a.m. PST

Mick, thanks again. I think I've got a perfect color. The FoW DAK are all shown in long trousers rather than shorts, so I'd assume they are hte same color as the jacket.

Mick in Switzerland29 Oct 2017 8:57 a.m. PST

Jackets and trousers were the same colour.

combatpainter Fezian Inactive Member29 Oct 2017 9:03 a.m. PST

link Here is a progression of color as the DAK fought in North Afrika

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP29 Oct 2017 9:21 a.m. PST

Of course, I paint 15mm a little bit differently than 28mm. I tend to go lighter with shades. I just did the base uniform color on them, using Folkart "Italian Sage".

Andy ONeill29 Oct 2017 10:00 a.m. PST

Official uniform had both trousers and jacket the same colour.
They faded very quickly. The two were different material and you can make out differences in shade between trousers and jacket in some photos. So you could justify different colours. The original trousers were not popular and often cut down to shorts.
Luftwaffe issue trousers were more comfortable and it seems some troops got hold of these somehow. They started out a lighter colour.
Officers could buy uniforms privately and the colour could be desert sand through mustard to reed green.

They never had enough replacement uniforms and captured british uniforms were used – rebadged.
This was in quite significant numbers. Approaching 20,000 just from the capture of Tobruk.

If you google you can find a stack of picture references.

Martin Rapier29 Oct 2017 11:44 a.m. PST

As above, the olive green uniform faded to sand (or faded green) very, very quickly.

I hung my repro DAK jacket out in the back garden for six weeks and at the end it had faded to a very pleasing pale greenish sand colour. DAK soldiers were also not above bleaching their caps in anti gas paste to make them look even more faded…

Personal logo Dye4minis Supporting Member of TMP29 Oct 2017 4:04 p.m. PST


My shot of the same DAK of Mick's at Sinseim in Germany. More shots, from this same museum, of DAK Uniforms can be seen here:

Hope this helps.


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