extra points for DPM practice
Great work here man. Gotta do more brits on my side as well.
Very nice picture, good effort on the DPM, especially on the gasmask pouch on his leg, that one looks really quite effective although possibly a wee bit less black on the bottom left corner. Desert dpm looks ok, the colours work, although you'll find most of the splodges curve a bit. The trousers are perhaps over done, especially around the knees, the issue kit doesn't have seams that make those 'boxes', in fact from most distances you can barely see the seams down the sides of the legs at all.
This is not to detract from a very strong effort, the IW is very well done and in proportion and the Mk6 helmet is good too - it's got a weird shape that can sometimes be difficult to get right.
Good effort, very nice!
I actually made his thigh pouch a dump pouch, where empty mags could be stored during a firefight and be refilled later, but well, since nothing is specified, you can interpret it as a gas mask bag lol. Had to look at pictures of the MK6 without its cloth cover to get familiar with its shape before adding anything else.
Thanks again for the tips, I'll watch out for these parts the next time I draw them.
GET THE BLOODY TEA READY!
Nice job ND.
*Prepares tea anyways*
Speaking as one who's had the joy of working in a Challenger 2 on occasion (I accept you're probably not entirely being serious), but the driver's position is difficult to reach from the main compartment, and things are a bit of a squash. On the other hand, the seat is mega comfy, and when you button down the tank, you lean the seat back so that the driver lies down. On long deployments, it's not unknown for the driver to fall asleep if the vehicle is stationary for a while (eg waiting at the Line of Departure or for other units to catch up / strut their funky stuff), and recieve a well deserved kick in the head by the other crewmen. The chally also has a toilet in the main compartment, on the front left of the accessible part.
Never did get to see inside a Challenger since Canada switched to Leopard C1s as its MBT to replace the Centurions and stayed with the Leopard family since.
The challenger is cramped like most tanks, and not at all comfortable except for the driver, who has it good!
Never intended to draw him with the updated kit, just went on with the time where things were less universal from one country to another.
It's confusing, the pattern is mtp, based on multicam, the older clothing (initial issue) was cs-95 pattern (i.e. new 'old' kit [which was decent], but in a new exciting colour!), while the new issue kit is called pecoc now (i.e. entirely new kit in a shiny new colour!), I think.
Looks good, although I'm not sure that osprey was ever widely issuedw (it looks to be mk2) in dpm. Cash was tight, it was generally for operational tours.
Just a small thing in the description, plce is the webbing equipment, the old-issue body armour was called cba and ecab (combat body armour and enhanced cba: www.paradata.org.uk/files/imag… ). It was quite toasty to wear in cold weather.
The IW (infantry weapon) carried is the L85A2. The A2 model has reworked working parts done by Heckler and Koch, and has an 'apostrophe' shaped cocking handle rather than the 'full stop' cocking handle [a full stop is a British way of saying 'period', for the americans out there!]. Given the shape of the cocking handle, that is an A2.
Most A2s have been given new handguards now, especially for operations, with picatinny rails or whatever they're called and a foregrip. But whether they have a foregrip or the old green plastic thing, it's still an A2 model. Similar for UGLs.