Good day and good week everyone!
Some days ago, I bought Italeri's (ex Esci) US Paratroopers (#6063), which is one of my favourite sets, mainly because it has so many firing poses....what's there not to love? :-)
Last weekend I painted some of them, in order to decide what colour I should use for their uniforms. In the Normandy campaign US Airborne troops wore desert coloured uniforms (same colouring as in N. Africa and Italy). After some experimentation with colours I decided to use Vallejo's MC 70.879 Green Brown, which is a bit brown, and I think it should do the job properly. The webbing is painted with Vallejo's MC 70.924 Russian Uniform.
I also tried to paint the details on their shoulder patches (right shoulder - American Flag, left shoulder - 101'st Screaming Egles). The result was not very...dissapointing.
More painted figs to follow in the following days! :)
I hope you like 'em!