German Late War Uniform Colour

1905 - 1919.
Aldramelech
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Joined: 08 May 2011, 20:16

24 May 2011, 18:43 #1

Just got me a whole load of Renegade Late War Germans on Ebay at a bargin price.
Ive never painted WW1 uniforms before and I like Vallejo paints best, what would be best?
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Captain Bigglesmay
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Joined: 04 Oct 2010, 14:35

24 May 2011, 19:30 #2

I would try this....
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Flames-War-German ... _500wt_922
Whist it is a WW2 paint set, it is the right German field grey for the WW1 and to the best of my knowledge the colours don't change much between the wars.
I've used it before you see and it seemed to work Image
Well done on your buy Image
Bigglesmay
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Aldramelech
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24 May 2011, 19:40 #3

Thanks Mate.
I have already got that set but I thought the WW1 was a bit more blue/grey, green/grey?
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Old Fogey
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25 May 2011, 18:32 #4

I don't know why I formed this impression, but I've always understood that in the First World War the German fieldgrey varies according to which region the regiment was raised from. For example bluer in Saxony and greener in Bavaria.
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Aldramelech
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25 May 2011, 19:06 #5

I think Im going to have to look into this a bit Image
Off to Ebay for Ospreys! Image
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Captain Goode
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26 May 2011, 16:46 #6

Vallejo do a specific colour which is slightly browner and greyer than the battlefront paintsets - ie the Vallejo German Uniform.
Since I am working on the Knotel plate of one of the Pfalz regiments IIRC then this is a suitable colour especially if dry brushed with sky grey. The uniform seems paler than its contemporaries.
Best
Captain Goode
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Aldramelech
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26 May 2011, 17:40 #7

Cheers for that Image Ive got a pot of that knocking around.
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