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pbennett
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Friday, June 29, 2018 - 04:59 AM UTC
I am planning a diorama incorporating French troops as part of UNIFIL (UN Interim Force in Lebanon in 2006). Does anyone have any details on the uniform camouflage scheme at this point; particularly the specific colours? I notice that although French troops traditionally wear their beret with the badge on the right-hand side, they appear to wear the UN blue beret in the same way as do the British (and most other armies).
stephane
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Posted: Tuesday, July 03, 2018 - 02:41 AM UTC
Hello
For information the only troops that wear the beret in british style are Commando marine (Navy commando=SEAL).

For the uniform , the last time i did it i used Khaki Drill Humbrol number 72, Humbrol 117 for the green and a mix of chocolate brown+ 20% of flesh. The black was not pure.

Now i uses Valejo/Prince August paints but the colours are the good way!
Hopes this help you a bit
Stéphane
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Posted: Tuesday, July 03, 2018 - 03:04 AM UTC
Paul,
if you go the acrylic way, here are my recommendations in the Tamiya range:
base color Xf-49 Khaki
brown: XF-10 Flat brown or XF-64 Red brown (depending on the fading)
green: XF-5 Flat green
black: XF-1 Flat black or XF-69 NATO black (for a used battledress)

The UN beret is always worn with the badge on the left.

Olivier
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Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 06:50 AM UTC
Olivier,

Many thanks for the information.
Yes, I thought that was the case with UN berets, but wasn't certain whether this was also the case with French troops.

Paul
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Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 06:55 AM UTC
Stephane,

Thanks for the information on the appropriate Humbrol colours. I tend to use their enamels (or Revell), which I find much easier to brush-apply than acrylics.

Paul