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New Figures - British Parade Ground

June 29 2012 at 8:33 AM
Dan Taylor  (Login Dan-Taylor)
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Hello All
Whilst trying to finish the QLR, a number of little jobs have inserted themselves into my plans! I'll be back to that soon but, in the mean time, here are some new 1/76-1/72 figure sets just added to my website. I actually made them a while ago and Milicast have been marketing them but it's about time I did a little more to promote them.

The theme, as the title suggests, is British Soldiers a parade ground/inspection setting. There are three sets - 'Atten-Shun'; 'Stand Easy' and 'Officers-on-Parade'. Each has five figures in various appropriate poses. The attached pictures show figures from the 'Atten-shu' and 'Officers..' sets. If you would like to see further pictures, please go to my site -http://www.dantaylormodelworks.com/british-parade-ground-41-c.asp.
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Thanks for looking. Any questions, please let me know.

Best wishes
Dan Taylor


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Tomas Jakl
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June 29 2012, 1:41 PM 

Hi Dan,

Very useful sets! And nicely done as well.

Many thanks

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Neil Craig
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Re: New Figures - British Parade Ground

June 29 2012, 3:39 PM 

Great figures and great painting....love 'em!!



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Charles Martin
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British Figures

June 29 2012, 10:46 PM 

Absolutely beautiful. What color pain did you use for the uniforms both enlisted and officer? Need to know as will be getting the Zvezda British sets once released.

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Re: New Figures - British Parade Ground

June 29 2012, 11:46 PM 

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Dan Taylor
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Thanks and paint colours

July 1 2012, 4:54 AM 

Thanks to Thomas, Neil Charlie and T-izumi for your appreciative comments. It is always good to know you are going along the right lines.

In response to Charlie's question about painting British WWII figures, I posted an outline of my approach in the ongoing article on the Bedford QLR (more of that to follow soon). Thiscopies some of that with a couple of extra notes for the officers' uniforms.

They get a base coat of Humbrol 29 Brown. Once dry, I use Humbrol 26 Khaki as a second base coat dry brushed over the original brown. This is pretty close to the original colour but lifts it a bit. The technique then is to block-colour flesh, boots and webbing. The webbing was made up in a greener shade predominantly Humbrol 159 on the basis that it would have been fairly recently Blancoed. A version of this colour was used for the officers' uniforms and caps.

Once dry, thanks to an overnight rest, a burnt Umber/Black oil wash was flowed over the figures, deepening the shadows. Again, they were set aside, this time for six hours before commencing the most interesting bit, the highlights. This is simply applying a lighter shade of the respective colours. For the Khaki this is Humbrol 26 mixed with a touch of Humbrol 103 Cream. Ive also found of late that skin tone can be brought a little more to life with a thin wash of Humbrol 73 (a sort of wine colour) flowed into ears and between fingers etc. From that point it is just tinkering with different colours until they look right.

Crimson was added to the senior officer using Humbrol 73 mixed with Humbrol 60 Red and his trousers are Humbrol 72 Khaki Drill. Brass buttons are a touch of Humbrol 16 Gold. Leather belts, shoes and gloves are mixed from Humbrol 98 Brown, 33 Black and an old tin of Airfix paint - G11 which is a gloss red/brown. It gives a slight sheen to the leather coming out as a rich, deep brown.

Hope that helps



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