Welcome To My British Camouflaged Uniform Page Two

Wes Worthy Uniform  Various Figure Images

This my second page on how I have repainted some British uniforms, due of the amount of information that I have assembled with the re-painting of these uniforms, I have had to spread it all over these pages instead of my original one. Because to explain each uniform fully I have had to use a lot of photographs to demonstrate each step, which if all kept together would make the page very difficult to load on a dial up internet connection.

Wes Worthy Uniform

Uniform Painting

The idea for this uniform repaint is based on the information from Tony Barton I used to make my British sniper figure - Repainted Windproofs. I have used a picture from Pete as shown on the right as a reference source, mainly to see if I can get a match for the colour. What I have noticed is how the Beige camouflage pattern on the jacket and trousers do not match, so this has given me another idea for this uniform.


The pictures 1. & 2. below are of the uniform from the boxed figure, which I have laid out with some cardboard inside as instructed in the tutorial so that the painting of the patterns is easier. I have also added a ball of tissue inside the hood, to make the painting of it easier.

Update: Camouflage Mismatch On Sleeves and Panels

Another thing I forgot to add, if you look at the original tunic above, is the clear pattern mismatch on the front of the smock panels and trouser legs. This adds to the whole camouflage effect, and I can now see why Tony said it is best to hand paint the colour replacements, as you need to keep this mismatch.

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1. This is a smock left shoulder to sleeve sewn joint, 2. Is the smock right to sleeve sewn joint, 3. Is the bottom front sewn panels.

Pictures 4. & 5. show the pattern mismatch on the pockets. Note: I can admit that it can become tiresome painting this all by hand, but the effect is worth the effort. Also the light coloured stitches can be replicated as well, by the use of a drybrush of some Tamiya Light Sand weathering powder.

In Picture 3. I have painted parts of the tunic with a variation of the Beige where I have added a bit more Pink to the colour, so it is different to the trousers in picture 4. which has been painted with just a plain Beige paint. This is to have a difference between the items, so like the reference picture above the uniform items do not match.

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With the pictures below I have also added a Red colour to the uniform camouflage, similar to the method I used for my other sniper figure page.

I also have added small patches of a Light Brown and a Dark Green paint, when this was all left to dry overnight. I then gently rubbed over both the tunic and trousers with some fine emery paper to get a distressed and worn look to the uniform. The purpose of this is to blend in the new paint with the printed pattern on the uniform.

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Note: In picture 5. I put my hands or fingers inside the uniform whilst doing the sanding so that the material was kept flat, and I found that on sanding the Beige paint gently it also helped to remove some of the stiffness of the material. Once I had done this I then gave both the trousers and tunic a wash over with some diluted Brown acrylic paint, making sure they were all covered including the parts I had not painted. As they were drying in picture 6. I scrunched them into a ball in my hands, so that I could soften up the jacket and trousers so that when they dried they have a lot of creases in them. So that when the jacket and trousers have dried fully you can see the difference in them now in pictures 7. & 8. when compared to pictures 1. & 2. above.

Various Figure Images

The pictures below show the updated complete kitbash with the scarf and Dragon boots that I have added laces to fitted to the figure, the body is a DiD one onto which I have fitted a DiD head. They also show the uniform on my figure, and how distressed and worn the uniform is now I have taken these pictures outside. To add a slight highlight to the edges, I have given both the jacket and trousers a gentle drybrush of some Light Sand weathering powders.

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With the pictures 9. & 10. above they have both been taken outside and it shows how the available light can alter the colour of the uniform.

This section is continued on Page Three

Many thanks to Pete (Old Git) from the OneSixth UK forum for his kind permission to allow me to use his images here.

Tony Barton for his original tutorial about repainting the uniform.

And the talented modellers whose additional information I have linked together here.


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