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Prince Alberts Revenge16 Feb 2021 6:20 a.m. PST

Beautiful brushwork! I absolutely love this range. Have had them for a few years now and will be starting my Falklands project soon. I am glad that I saw these pictures, I now realize that the FLA1 sculpt is a gentlemen with a hood up. I couldn't figure out what that was as opposed to FLA14.

Personal logo 15mm and 28mm Fanatik Supporting Member of TMP16 Feb 2021 7:48 a.m. PST

I agree. These are 28mm-caliber paint jobs on 10mm miniatures. It's easy to forget how small they are from the pictures until you see the relative size of their bases.

Leon Pendraken Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Feb 2021 9:25 a.m. PST

Thanks for the comments, Matt definitely does some nice work. He's working on the Brits at the moment and will be starting some of our Korean War ranges next I think.

runs with scissors16 Feb 2021 12:15 p.m. PST

These look amazing – and very tempting. Any chance of some info on the basic uniform colours used? I'm colourblind and all the uniforms of this period are pretty hard to distinguish for me.

Prince Alberts Revenge16 Feb 2021 2:05 p.m. PST

The Argentines wore US M1 helmets, olive drab uniforms and also Israeli winter parkas which appear a slightly darker OD green than the uniforms. I painted up a few figures and used the colors recommended to me by Doug over at Dougie's Wargaming Blog (it seems the Falklands conflict is a passion of his in 10mm and 20mm scales). Doug recommended Vallejo Russian uniform green for the uniform and Vallejo reflective green for the helmet and webbing. I was very pleased with the result. I added some hilights to the green parts by adding in Vallejo stone grey to the base color. I will probably paint some in slightly different green shades as I noticed this was also prevalent in the uniforms. Black boots and guns with dark grey hilights.

Not sure what the painter here used.

Leon Pendraken Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Feb 2021 4:04 a.m. PST

I've checked with our painter and he used:

"Essentially the Parka's are based on Waagh! Flesh green.
Trousers and uniform – Castellan Green and Death World Forest.

The camo effects are based again on the Castellan Green and Death World Forest combo with brown flecks added."

Converting those over to Vallejo colours gives:

Flat Green (VAL968)
Reflective Green (VAL890)
Luftwaffe Camo Green (VAL823)

runs with scissors17 Feb 2021 8:28 a.m. PST

Thanks Leon and Prince Alberts Revenge – that is so helpful. By chance I think I have most of those Vallejo colours already.

Leon Pendraken Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Feb 2021 3:33 p.m. PST

No worries!

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Feb 2021 6:23 a.m. PST

They look even better painted up.

Thanks for sharing.

simplycivilwar04 Mar 2021 7:29 a.m. PST

Made me Giggle at the bottom of the advert when it says "British Coming Soon"
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