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paperbattles26 Apr 2022 4:25 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


79thPA Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2022 12:29 p.m. PST

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

paperbattles27 Apr 2022 1:26 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 1:27 a.m. PST

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

Murvihill27 Apr 2022 3:44 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 4:46 a.m. PST

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

oldjarhead27 Apr 2022 6:45 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 9:49 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 12:02 p.m. PST

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

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP27 Apr 2022 1:57 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 12:36 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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