You'll have noticed a fair few of the old Britains 'Deetail' series figures in some recent posts. My WW2 playtest game highlighted the lack of an LMG in the US infantry range. Fortunately I had a few CTS and Airfix BAR (Browning Automatic Rifle) gunners left over from another project. But would I be able to match the rather garish green plastic Britains had used?
After some experiments the answer was a resounding (I think) 'yes!' The colour I used was Vallejo 857 Golden Olive. To show what a good match it is, the chap in the middle of the photos above and below is a 'real' Deetail figure.
During this process it struck me that the level of detail painted on the original Deetail figures was about right. So in future I'll be aiming for Deetail rather then detail. Still with me?
Early experiments - I had a box of bits of Airfix 'Multipose' figures which I used to knock together two BAR gunners and a pair of NCO types with M3 'Grease Gun' SMGs.
CTS artillery crewmen - complete with the gun captain fielding a telephone call.
CTS sniper and BAR gunner with an Airfix Multipose bazooka gunner.
Coming next - the Germans and a rather trickier paint matching project.