While I wait for my large EW order, I thought I would get going on some Brit paras that I picked up in Arnhem. You see, I was thinking about how long ago it was that I was in the Netherlands and I nearly fell out of my chair. Over 4 months have passed. I should have been DONE with these things by now and they are basically base coated. Geesh!
So I pulled the guys that came with the 17pdr air landing pack and started on those. Due to the FSSF list I did in the winter, I realized it is easier to do full batches of 20 guys than paint 155 pants, then 155 tunics, etc. So the 19 men are my first batch.
I also decided to deviate from the "official" guides and go off one I found on the forum. It basically has you paint the denison smock green as a base. Then you add on the light and dark brown color swatches. We will see how this works out. Right now, I have primed and base coated the guys with Brit Uniform. I also painted the Reflective Green on the denison smock. Up next is a wash, then more on the denison smock. I am hoping to get the 19 guys done by this weekend. If they look good, then I will start with the full company. And when the company is done, I get the reward of having to do another one (Arnhem is one, Pegasus Bridge is the other).
Oh, plus a zillion EW Brit Armor models. Wohoo!!