Thursday, 6 December 2012

MTP British Camouflage Test Miniature



Recently, the British Army changed it's camo patterns in a cost-saving (and efficiency saving) measure. The end result was MTP (Multi Terrain Pattern), a new camouflage pattern designed to work in any environment and removing the need to issue troops with different uniforms for different theaters. Although the new pattern is very similar to that currently issued to the US military (unsurprising really, since it's provided by the same contractor to do the same job). The British Army insisted that the new camo should match the old DPM camouflage as much as possible. Mostly for "branding reasons" (in corporate speech) but really all that means is "so our allies don't start shooting us by mistake. Again."

I managed to nail the pattern with a sepia ink wash very early on, but while it was almost an exact match for the real life MTP, the tones didn't work well in 28-35mm scale. The miniature just looked too flat. I had to go back and use a darker, mid-tone brown ink instead.  The material on the miniature is actually somewhat darker than it is in real-life, but hopefully still recognisable as MTP.

Let me know what you guys think:

28mm British Army MTP Camouflage

28mm British Army MTP Camouflage

28mm British Army MTP Camouflage

28mm British Army MTP Camouflage
And for comparison purposes:
The MTP Camo is on the right.



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