Colour Pictures of British Infantry & Tanks

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AFPU
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Colour Pictures of British Infantry & Tanks

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As a collector of Army Film & Photographic equipment etc I have come across some good quality colour pictures of British infantry and vehicles taken by a Dutch civilian, that may be a good guide for those painting up a British force. Attached are a couple of examples.

AFPU
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Re: Colour Pictures of British Infantry & Tanks

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Opps, looks like the photos are not attached. Am I missing something here?

OldNick
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Re: Colour Pictures of British Infantry & Tanks

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Perhaps you could upload them elsewhere and share a link.
I would love to see them.

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Re: Colour Pictures of British Infantry & Tanks

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OK, I'll try and then share the link.

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Re: Colour Pictures of British Infantry & Tanks

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The pictures should be accessible via this link. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing

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Re: Colour Pictures of British Infantry & Tanks

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Let me know if the link works?

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Re: Colour Pictures of British Infantry & Tanks

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Yep, the pics open for me, great shots. Thank you.

OldNick
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Yes, that works fine. Just starting browsing. Thanks

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Re: Colour Pictures of British Infantry & Tanks

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Great that these can be seen.

As a collector and an AFPU re-enactor I am sometimes a little surprised at some of the colours that people use for British infantry, and especially webbing, which in the ETO was blancoed. So hopefully colour pictures such as these will help. I myself have just taken delivery of a platoon's worth of the excellent Empress Miniatures 28mm late British infantry in a mixture of windproof smocks and leather jerkins; and am busy trying to decide on the colours for the windproof smock camo!

andysyk
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Re: Colour Pictures of British Infantry & Tanks

Post by andysyk »

Thanks for these.
Yes it was blancoed and in different shades. There is little record of which units used which shades though.!
A lot of painters and references use surplus webbing from which the blanco has gone, as a reference.
Some RM Commando units used black boot polish instead of blanco. A practice that was continued into basic training until the early 60s.

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