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Being a modeller for quite a few years now, I decided to explore the endless possibilities that the world (through internet) offers, and come up with a series of ways of building, modelling and painting fast (but not hastily), to create the worlds I was seeing in history books since I was little. . .If you care to join me. . . This is the place to be! And, I promise you to find the way (or ways)!!

Monday, 9 January 2012

Italeri US Paratroopers (101st Screaming Eagles)

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!



  1. I love them!! Great painting Thanos.

  2. Nice work as usual Thanos.I hated the earlier colour of the uniform, I gather they stood out like a cow in a chicken coop.

    I hate the fact you painted on patches, they look too darned good!

    Regards Paul

  3. Great work, Thanos! I like the way you paint them very much!

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  5. Excellent work and good work with the patches my friend....

  6. Great work Thanos; your eyes are clearly better than mine!

  7. Beautiful work Thanos, I love the patches. Ben B.

  8. Very nice work, I'd not really considered this set before but they've painted up really nicely. Good call on the uniform colour and great work on the patches. Not sure about the number of fixed bayonets, but I guess that would be easily changed if needed.

  9. This is such a great set! I had the US Paras when I was younger and luckily I still have a handful of them! Thank you for posting and nice work painting them!