INTAF MOUNTED BASED

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I completed all the figures by using PVA glue on the bases and on that spreading sand and small grit from train set scenic material. No painting needed.

The Grey Scout I decided to turn in to an ES (European Staff)  INTAF Vidette leading the patrol. Same colors as the previous post. Most photos do not show mounted INTAF wearing jacket webbing but I think some might have and also may have used saddle bags for extended patrols. I removed the RPD and replaced the FN.

 

 

INTAF MU (MOUNTED UNIT) PAINTING

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INTAF MU (Mounted Unit) painting.

Well I thought I would have a go at producing an Intaf Mounted Unit, so I have ordered another batch of Eureka 28mm Grey’s Scouts figures. Fighting 15s have these figures in the UK.

Painting:-

Uniform trousers –  Humbrol 94 for trousers.

Shirt  – humbrol 94 added touch off Humbrol SM314 or 103 for the shirt.

Slouch hat – Khaki humbrol 26.

INTAF badge on hat –  Humbrol 33  (black Intaf badge).

Hat band –  Humbrol scarlet 174 band Pugari on the slouch hat. Or red 60. INTAF Shoulder flash,  – red 60.

Webbing pouches – Humbrol 84.

Bottle cap – Humbrol 76.

Boots – Humbrol 62.

Weapon FN – Furniture – Humbrol 62. Metal work – gun metal humbrol.

AS (African Staff) Skin –  humbrol 29.

ES (European Staff) skin – Humbrol 61

HORSES.

Chestnut and Bays in some form of brown.

Dark brown –

Medium brown – Humbrol 29.

Light brown –

Black – Humbrol 33.

Horse Blanket – Humbrol grey 64.

Horse nose mouth – humbrol grey 64

Leather – humbrol 62

Grey – light grey.

Head markings – white.

Leg socks markings – white

Once I get more figures I will add more figures to create an INTAF MU. There are also figures with floppy hats which can be used as is, but just remove webbing straps and water bottle.

INTAF 28MM CONVERSIONS TO CREATE MOUNTED AND DISMOUNTED FIGURES.

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INTAF 28mm

I recently purchased a number of figures from Fighting 15s Figures in the UK. Eureka 28mm figures British Army Aden figures in Glengarrys and a batch of Rhodesian Grey Scouts.

The intention to convert most of them to INTAF figures mounted and dismounted in slouch hats.

I had a batch of slouch hats spare (Perry Miniature 28mm WWII Australian slouch hats) and a spare RPD.

Greys Scouts.

The RPD was to be placed on the Grey Scouts mounted figure holding a long barrel FN which in service was replaced with the RPD. The FN was cut away from the arm and all glued together. This will reinforce my Grey Scouts with more RPD gunners.

The INTAF mounted and dismounted figures were created by cutting with modelling clippers the glengarys on the dismounted figures and the combat caps and floppy hats on the mounted Grey Scouts figures.

The spare slouch hats with the folded rim were then glued on to the cut down heads.

The bearded Grey Scout  figure, the head was cut off and replaced with a spare head, hole drilled and glued on with epoxy resin glue and later the slouch hat attached.

INTAF

I left the two pouches and bottle on the figures as normally in the early days they may have only carried one pouch but in the later days of the war they may well have carried more webbing. I have no photographic evidence for mounted INTAF wearing more webbing.

The   figure with a T shirt I tried to add rolled up sleeves and a collar to the shirt with green modelling putty.

 

We dared to Win

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Rhodesian SAS Operations.

The recent book by Hannes Wessels with Andre Scheppers.

An interesting read with many of the various hair raising operations carried out by the RhSAS. A must for any wargamer interested in special forces operations.

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RhSAS 28mm figures cammo painted

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From this group of figures you can create the various periods and scenarios of Rhodesian SAS operations  in Rhodesian camouflage. Covert operations,  Camp attacks, Ambushing, Vehicle columns, Demolition, Fire Force, Camp Attacks, Large External Operations.

In this case these figures are painted in Rhodesian Camouflage for external operations such as camp attacks, bridge blowing,  Large camp attacks, vehicle columns, in Mozambique.

Rhodesian camouflage.

Uniform and combat cap – base colour Humbrol 83 with a touch of 103.

Brown pattern – humbrol 29

Green pattern overlay – Humbrol 86 with a touch of 76

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Bergen – Olive Drab.

Boots – Humbrol 33 black. Could also wear feldscoons – humbrol 84.

Weapons – base colour Humbrol 86 and touch of 76. Weapon cammo stripes humbrol 83 with touch of 103.

Webbing – humbrol 84 or 83 with a touch of 103.

Bottle cap – humbrol 76 or 86

Face flesh but over brushed with black 33 and brown 29. ‘Black is beautiful’ face cammo.

 

RhSAS 28mm figure painting

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From this group you can create the various periods and scenarios of Rhodesian SAS operations both in Rhodesian camouflage or in ‘Greens’. Covert operations,  Ambushing, Fire Force, Camp Attacks, Large External Operations.

In this case these figures are painted in Freddie ‘Greens’ for external covert operations in Mozambique. Macombe Days and on the Russian Front.

Freddie ‘Greens’ uniform.

Uniform and cap – Humbrol 78.

Bergeb – Olive Drab.

Boots – Humbrol 33 black. Could also wear feldscoons – humbrol 84.

Weapons – base colour Humbrol 86 and touch of 76. Weapon cammo stripes humbrol 83 with touch of 103.

Webbing – humbrol 84 or 83 with a touch of 103.

Bottle cap – humbrol 76 or 86

Face flesh but over brushed with black 33 and brown 29. ‘Black is beautiful’ face cammo.