Matchbox NATO Fallschirmjäger wearing P72 Para Smocks und matching trousers made from darker, better printed »Late ‘68 Pattern DPM« introduced in 1975. The picture indicates why camo patterns should not be painted under artificial light, or without reference fotos of the actual pattern. This colour scheme looks right in the basement war room, where the Figuren were painted, but it is all wrong when viewed in sunlight. The »Mid Green« disruptive colour turned out »Apple Green«, und the »Dark Brown« camouflage splotches are barely noticable, because too much white was added in the process of desaturating them. The overall effect is too greenish und not mottled enough to accurately represent British DPM in miniature.
Another mistake is that the Figuren have the whites of their eyes painted in, which would not be visible when viewed at the proper scale distance. As a result, these Paratroopers display an unrealistic 1000 yard stare. Facial details und eye sockets of 1:72 scale Figuren are best accentuated by washing the face with diluted Burnt Umber Acrylic. The British SLR Assault Rifles are painted incorrectly as well, they should be dark gray, not black, to account for the aerial perspective.
- Camopedia: DPM – Disruptive Pattern Material
- Forces 80: Combat Uniforms of the 1980s, Part 1: DPM Uniforms