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paperbattles26 Apr 2022 5:25 a.m. PST

I am starting to love the period of the Sudan Campaign…
so I did my first British private and compared it with my previous Italian

link

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2022 1:29 p.m. PST

Back in the day, you just painted your British infantry white and, poof, they were Italians.

paperbattles27 Apr 2022 2:26 a.m. PST

Dear 79th PA .. the European colonial troops looked all very similiar. But "aguzza lo sguardo" (Italian game) and you'll find the differences that make the love for uniformology.
-:)

paperbattles27 Apr 2022 2:27 a.m. PST

I forgot; different collar!!!
so no "puff" but 9 different elements

Murvihill27 Apr 2022 4:44 a.m. PST

At 1/72 you'd have to look really close to see those differences. I firmly believe in the 3 foot rule.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP27 Apr 2022 5:46 a.m. PST

Oh, I understand the uniform differences. I also painted Brits as Belgians.

oldjarhead27 Apr 2022 7:45 a.m. PST

Currently working on my Italains. In 15mm diffferences not that apparent. I use Tin Soldier Italians, askari and Abyssinians.

paperbattles27 Apr 2022 10:49 a.m. PST

oldjarhead can you post a Tin Soldier Italian?
Murvihill me too. . but to make huge diorama/wargame…. you need to stay little..

oldjarhead27 Apr 2022 1:02 p.m. PST

If I can figure out how to post photographs, I will

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP27 Apr 2022 2:57 p.m. PST

I have to admit that I have used my khaki uniformed Brits in sun helmets for Mexicans, US Marines and German marines; I suppose Italians will be next!

paperbattles28 Apr 2022 1:36 a.m. PST

oldjarhead this was my problem too. I took a technician and solved it.

you have to past and copy your picture (that you should put on a blog) and copy adress of the image

than you put at the beginning of the pasted link

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