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Hey all, I've been seeing some sort of camo, which looks similar to the British DPM. But its on figures that are from Rhodesia and S. Africa. Can any of you tell me if companies make this type of camo or if they're just made by the people I'm finding. thanks

Here are some of the threads from where I found the camo.

Deadsel and Grizzerr
http://www.onesixthwarriors.com/forum/showthread.php?t=56257&highlight=scout

http://www.onesixthwarriors.com/foru...=Selous+Scouts

http://www.onesixthwarriors.com/foru...=Selous+Scouts
 

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from what i've heard it is actually a pakastani pattern(although i thought rhodesian or south africans at first myself).the 'afro' patterns tend to be a bit more brownish.but i do think it should be close enough for merc work.
 

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This is the old 21C Merc cam, the pattern is more like the Brit DPM but the colours are pretty close to Pakistani cmas which I believe this was based on:

The lizard is a lot greener and darker. They look pretty good for african merc but NOT for Rhodesian cam.
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Here's a couple of pics of Rhodesian camo's from my collection. You can see the similarity to the 21C sets but the real thing is lighter and a tan shade of brown. If you wash & bleach the heck out them you may get a better resemblence. Like most uniforms in harsh climates the Rhodesian and South African patterns fadded from use, the weather, washing, etc. So you have a lot of leeway when it comes to color. The texture is really where the 21C sets fall short. The cloth is more like the soft fine texture of British DPM. I've had good results from finely sanding the cloth on some of the 21C sets, which reduces some of that rough texture without harming the camo pattern. The Paki. camo is somewhat similar to the 21C (and a few South African camo's)but it seems to more on the greenish side as in the photo below.
 

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With African countries you see a mixture of woodland type patterns, chocolate chip, tan/O.D., six colored versions, and brownish unique uniforms that look like they may have came from Soviet stockpiles. I guess the patterns are indigenous to their world. Most from what I have seen from TV, books, and the net is in western Africa woodland, Portugese tiger stripe, and temperate DPM patterns as well as French "Central Europe" type patterns are the prevailing patterns. Southern African countries tends to use a more brown/reddish type uniform due to the reddish soil in the area. And Eastern and Saharan African countries tend to use tan, O.D., and desert type patterns. Some places have unique local camo patterns as well.
 

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I'm no expert, but going from FuriusGenius's post above it would seem it could be made in to a good Rhodesian camo.

The shorts are odd, but they are long, so if they have a big hem it might be possible to turn them down and make them in to trousers. The Rhodies wore short-shorts anyway, so that could be OK.
 

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Although rhodesian 1:1 scale camo is perhaps the most famous and charming african camo, the portuguese (wich is btw based on the french lizard one) is the most ubiquitious of all, speaking about on the 60's,70's and maybe the 80's african war scenarios. Anyone with some practice and a lot of patience can recreate the portuguese camo, like the attemp I did a while ago (not sure if its an exact copy though). Mozambiquean, Southafrican, Rhodesian,Congolean armies(and so many others too)they all copied or at least, they had their own versions of the portuguese/french pattern wich is far different than the rhodesian/british-denison WWII one. In the 1:6 scale world however, we currently don't have many options around,I think that we basically have only five choices to get from in order to make an decent african soldier bash:

1) Painting a portuguese camo 2) Dye the all purpose TUS mercenary one 3)Using the british DPM(e.a. Nigerian army wore it) 4) Tayloring and "greening" any WWII british denison uniform available 5) Modifing the TUS spetsnaz uniform to make an Nutria style one.

There're some references they may help you out:

Portuguese trousers:
http://www.onesixthwarriors.com/for...9-bush-wars-selous-scout-zipra-guerrilla.html
Southafrican copy of rhodesian camo:
http://www.onesixthwarriors.com/for...-1987-do-you-guys-remember-blood-diamond.html
Southafrican Nutria:
http://www.onesixthwarriors.com/for...de-klerk-operation-modular-angola-1988-a.html
http://www.onesixthwarriors.com/for...222592-border-wars-south-west-africa-80s.html
British DPM and Portuguese Kiko hat:
http://www.onesixthwarriors.com/for...an-recce-cuban-gi-battle-cuito-cuanavale.html
 
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