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British Uniform Khaki ?

February 2 2012 at 11:04 AM
Andy Evans  (Login andyevans)
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Can anyone help me with a colour match for the British Khaki uniform ? I have just picked up some of the wonderful Tommy's War figures and want to crack on and paint one. The obvious choice is Vallejo English Uniform but I think it needs a little more green added. Is there a good colour match straight from the bottle, preferably in acrylics ?

Thanks in advance.


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Phil Rad
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I've been experimenting

February 3 2012, 6:30 PM 

I've been experimenting with various colours over the last couple of years. My first ones were too green (Reaper Master Series, Khaki) - I was happy with them at first, but then when I looked at actual WW1 uniforms I noticed they were distinctly brown, not green.

I'm now using Reaper Master Series Green Ochre, straight from the bottle, with a Games Workshop Sepia wash. It looks right, to me.

What I haven't figured out yet is a good colour for the tin hat (blue steel), or the webbing and gas mask bag (if I paint them the same colour as the uniform, it's accurate, allegedly, but doesn't look as visually appealing as, say, a light buff colour).

I have a mate who uses Humbrol 29 for the uniform. However, that's the colour I use for tanks, so dioramas were looking a bit monochrome! But it could be highlighted, and doesn't look wrong, as such.

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Andy Evans
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Re: I've been experimenting

February 5 2012, 12:28 AM 


Thanks for the info, unfortunately Reaper paints are hard to come by here in the UK. I have been experimenting myself and I quite like the look of Vallejo Panzer Aces Canvas. I think their English Uniform looks too brown but may try mixing some green in with it.

Anyway, thanks for the help.


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Donald Cameron
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Re: I've been experimenting

February 5 2012, 3:58 PM 

I use Delta Ceramcoat acrylic Fawn.

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