RAR Early War 28mm figures


Eureka miniatures have produced a set of British Army in Aden 28mm figures which are perfect for early war RAR. They are dressed in combat trousers and shirt with two 56 pattern ammunition pattern pouches and a water bottle. RAR also war packs during these operations. SLRs and then later FNs were issued, Sterling SMGs were also carried but were phased out as troops realized it was better to have an SLR or FN. The MAG was in use by this stage. I painted my RAR figures black then painted the uniform shirt with Humbrol 78, then a second dry brushed layer of Humbrol 78 and Humbrol 83, and then the last layer was was a mix of Humbrol 78 and Humbrol 103. The combat trousers were painted with Humbrol 94 a light khaki colour. RAR African troops may have the shirt , trousers and floppy hat in this colour. See the rather washed out photo below for an idea of these early colours. Think I might have to rethink my colours. Flesh colours for Europeans and Africans and of course the RAR badge on the floppy hat. Bottle green over black with silver badge in middle. These same figures could also represent the RLI (Rhodesian Light Infantry) and RRR (Royal Rhodesia Regiment) by just painting European figures. It will be noted that the RLI started to wear shorts on occasions even at this stage and some wore berets. See colour photo. Also in photo a BSAP officer in riot uniform.

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