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1:72 / 20 mm WW2 US Paratroopers Company

Posted by Umpapa on 03 Nov 2015, 19:43

Hello. Today I would like to present my 20 mm / 1/72 company of American WW2 paratroopers. Figures of Esci/Italieri, Italieri AntiTank, Revell, Ceasar Miniatures and CP Models/TQD castings (last ones are metal, but even so they match perfectly, BTW those are probably best figures in 20 mm, wholeheartedly recommended).

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Figures painted green – for 1944-1945.
As usually I wanted fastest way (speed painting) and went with:

1. Army Painter spray Necrotic Flesh
2. GW Athonian Camoshade wash
3. drybrush Army Painter Necrotic Flesh
4. equipemnt, weapons, skins, boots etc etc…
I am satisfied.

Marked with great decals of Mustang Game Systems (15 mm, but fit like a glove up to 20 mm , recommended)
as the 101st Airborne Division, but what the hell , I'll use them ….

More at my blog:
http://umpapas.blogspot.com/2015/11/172 ... opers.html
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Posted by z1pp132002 on 04 Nov 2015, 09:45

Brilliant A+
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Posted by MABO on 04 Nov 2015, 13:11

Exellent and a lot of works, that you are presenting here!
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Posted by sansovino on 04 Nov 2015, 21:20

Well done! How did you get the small flags on the figures?
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Posted by Umpapa on 04 Nov 2015, 23:59

Flags are Mustang Game Systems decals.

Thanks. :)
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Posted by Kekso on 05 Nov 2015, 09:14

Nicely painted and good sharp photos. A bit too shiny for my taste.
Did they really had such colorful parachutes? It is not my era so I'm curious.
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Posted by Peter on 05 Nov 2015, 22:53

Great painted army! :thumbup:
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Posted by Umpapa on 06 Nov 2015, 21:50

Colorful parachutes were for containers only - to help find them. Color of parachute signaled US Paras the contents of the container: ammo, food, fuel, weapons etc. The color code had been changed before every operation, so contents of container was a mistery for a Germans.

Such colorful parachutes would be dangerous for paras, so soldiers parachutes were green/khaki colors, sometimes even camouflaged.

Other nations used the same system.

Some unfortunate ww2 paras were using white training parachutes during combat jump (more often in USSR).


Well, I have put 2 coats of matte spray but it couldnt overcome 3 layers of gloss spray. However in reality is quite matte.


Thanks for all commments! :)
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Posted by panzerman on 08 Nov 2015, 03:26

For speed painted minis, these turned out marvelously. Fine detail brush work. The decals add a lot to the end result. Top notch.
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Posted by Kekso on 08 Nov 2015, 10:57

Umpapa wrote: Color of parachute signaled US Paras the contents of the container: ammo, food, fuel, weapons etc.


I thought so, it makes a lot of sense. Thanks for the explanation :thumbup:
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