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Modern african 1/72

Posted by guilhem on 21 May 2020, 09:37

Hello, I am painting some of my African soldiers for wargame.
I hope you will like them.
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Posted by C M Dodson on 21 May 2020, 12:05

They are rather nice and something very different.

Best wishes,

Chris
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Posted by Wiking on 21 May 2020, 17:10

Most of the time we see Zulu soldier. Married Zulu.

Nice painted figures.
There is a good variation in short and long arm uniforms.
In your second picture the both to the right hold there weapons in rarely seen way for 1/72.
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Posted by guilhem on 23 May 2020, 22:33

Thank all, now I am paiting my modern soldiers in tchadian.
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Posted by GWR on 24 May 2020, 00:16

Are these available on your website? They are such excellent sculpts.
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Posted by guilhem on 24 May 2020, 16:57

The same bodies with tchadian or touareg (or soudan) heads.
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Posted by Bessiere on 24 May 2020, 19:32

Nice job on painting these and I especially like the head scarves. Good stuff!
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Posted by Umpapa on 24 May 2020, 21:26

I love how realistic they keep AK47.
Can we buy them?
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Posted by guilhem on 24 May 2020, 21:43

If you appreciate my soldiers you can contact me in my website
https://lesarmeesoubliees.blog4ever.com
you can find a email adress. thank for all your coments.
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Posted by guilhem on 24 May 2020, 23:18

The riffle is Ak 74, not AK 47 but they are very similar.
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Posted by Zed1 on 25 May 2020, 10:05

Question is what 'African armies' means after all. I mean - there are 55 nations on the African continent with equipment, uniform style and even skin colours differering heavily from north to south.

For example, here is a picture of Chadian paratroopers: https://www.gettyimages.de/detail/nachr ... /102931105
Here's another one, this time regular infantry: https://www.voanews.com/africa/chad-pul ... aram-niger
And one involving militias: https://africacenter.org/spotlight/chad ... oko-haram/

So much for "how a Chadian soldier looks like" - you sometimes have lots of different uniforms in service, depending who and when supported the buildup of military units, leading to a wild mix of uniforms adopted from foreign nations.

A few more examples:
South sudenese soldiers: https://www.voanews.com/africa/un-says- ... rebels-drc
South African soldiers: https://thisisafrica.me/politics-and-so ... ram-fight/
Moroccan troops: http://me-confidential.com/22429-morocc ... qatar.html
Soldiers from Ghana (note the bow!): https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/ ... ?gallery=1
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Posted by guilhem on 25 May 2020, 11:13

Thank for your pictures.
At the bigining, I see a moovie : tears of sun. we can see nigerian soldiers.

In a lot of moovies, we see african soldiers uniforms. They are very simple: battle dress and russian riffle, beret or helmet.
So I create 18 soldiers with differents heads: they can be african with beret, african with chèche (tchadian or touareg soldiers), helmet modern (2000) and old (1960-1980), baseball hat with bear for hezbollah or cuban soldiers, and european face with beret and baseball hat to do private contractor.
My soldiers are for wargame, so I cant do the 100% realistic clothes.

I know and I see a lot of marocan soldiers with battle dress, chimco and AK74.
In fact african soldiers are very similar. The uniform for the parade are often not the uniform for the fight.
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Posted by Zed1 on 25 May 2020, 11:21

guilhem wrote:The uniform for the parade are often not the uniform for the fight.


Of course not. :mrgreen: https://4gwar.files.wordpress.com/2010/ ... parade.jpg
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