Painting BSAP DISTRICT Figures.
After much trial and error I came down to this set of colours to get the BSAP uniform as accurate as possible.
Using Eureka 28mm figures Aden Range of British Troops I then cut off the bush hat heads or Glengarry to replace with peaked caps.
I purchased peaked cap heads from Gripping Beast WW1 range.
56 Ammo pouches were removed leaving one in most cases and also removing water bottle.
1966 Early BSAP. Riot uniform was used in the early operations by the BSAP but the Dark Blue and Light Grey was not good camouflage in the bush and thus the BSAP went over to camouflage combat uniform.
Shirt – Light Grey Humbrol 127
Trousers, bush hat, Peaked cap band – White Ensign Blue Grey.
Peaked cap – Humbrol 26 Khaki.
Boots – Humbrol 70
Cap Badge – Humbrol 54.
By the late 60s Rhodesian camouflage was introduced but in those early days the shirt was green. These uniforms were used in the districts and in the bush.
In later years camouflage was worn on a regular basis in the Districts and bush. From 1977 onwards rifles were camouflaged.
Camouflage shirt, trousers, combat jacket and combat cap.
Base colour:- Humbrol 83 plus a touch of Humbrol 103.
Green:- Humbrol 86.
Brown:- Humbrol 29.
Rolled sleeves Humbrol 83 and 103.
Webbing:- Humbrol 84.
Sleeping Bag:- olive drab or Dark Earth.
European Patrol Officer – Humbrol 61Flesh.
African Constable – Skin colour:-Humbrol 29.
Rifle – Gun Metal Humbrol Met 201.
Rifle furniture – Humbrol 70.
Rifle:- Base colour Humbrol 76 plus HM5 authentic humbrol, stripe pattern 83.
Rifle strap:- Humbrol 83 and Humbrol 103.
Figure Base:- Humbrol 93 and Humbrol 103 high lights.
BSAP setting up a Vehicle Check Point near Bulawayo 1980