Friday, 1 April 2016

Focusing on the Deetail 2

Having made quite a reasonable job of colour matching with my US Deetail figures, I tried it with the beastly Boche. This was a bit trickier but I think I've managed to get close enough. By mixing (Vallejo) 2 parts 972 Light Green Blue with 1 part 890 Reflective Green I came up with the colour in the photos. I've included a couple or real Deetail figures for comparison purposes.
The figures are a few I had lying about - literally in the case of the Airfix MG loader.


Pete. said...

That looks as close enough to me.



Conrad Kinch said...

As I said - only their mother could tell them apart.

Tim Gow said...

Close enough is well, close enough.

Tim Gow said...

Conrad Kinch
You can't argue with that sort of accolade!

Robert (Bob) Cordery said...


I think that the colour match is excellent. Are you going to repaint the Deetail bases to match the colour used on your new figures?

All the best,


Stephen Briddon said...

Gah! That's where he is. I bought a box of Airfix which didn't have the loader. Now I know :-). Good job on the matching. Every military historian knows this is the color that Germans wore (when they weren't really the baddies and wore black).

Stephen Briddon said...

Additional to my flippant comment. I applaud your commitment to the toy soldier ideal. I spent too many years trying to get the right hue for models, but these ar perfect.

Duc de Gobin said...

These look great.
Bringing back a lot of memories for me too. I had so many of these when I was a kid...all gone now unfortunately, though I still have my Airfix 54mm.

Tim Gow said...

Bob Cordery
Steady on! No I'll leave the Deetail bases as God and Britains intended.

Tim Gow said...

Stephen Briddon
I knew the figure in question looked a bit shifty - now we know why. Glad you approve of the colour. It's wildly inaccurate but somehow looks right!

Tim Gow said...

Duc De Gobin
The Deetail figures are pretty easy and cheap to find now - or you could repaint your Airfix chaps like mine.