What is a good out of the bottle color for feldgrau?

What is a good out of the bottle color for feldgrau?

Joined: April 16th, 2008, 10:38 pm

March 17th, 2018, 1:08 pm #1

I used to use PollyScale paint and that was real good. I tried Testors Acryl but it is too gray. How does the Vallejo German Uniform paint set measure up? I brush paint my figures. Can one brush paint Vallejo paints? I understand they are very thin paints.

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Joined: April 21st, 2005, 4:12 pm

March 17th, 2018, 4:40 pm #2

how new/old is the uniform? Different cloth fades at different rates. Obviously a new uniform won't look like one that's a year old. Of course the fact that I'm slightly color blind doesn't help.
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Joined: April 16th, 2008, 10:38 pm

March 18th, 2018, 12:03 pm #3

to be a standard from which the color originates. I can then take it from there.
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Joined: March 2nd, 2005, 2:30 pm

March 19th, 2018, 5:16 pm #4

I used to use PollyScale paint and that was real good. I tried Testors Acryl but it is too gray. How does the Vallejo German Uniform paint set measure up? I brush paint my figures. Can one brush paint Vallejo paints? I understand they are very thin paints.

Thanks!
Hi David,

I use the Vallejo and Andrea type acrylic paints for figures.

For Feldgrau, I like Andrea NAC04 Field Grey or Vallejo 70.830 German Field Grey as my base.

Hope this helps!

Rob
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Joined: January 17th, 2008, 12:33 am

March 19th, 2018, 7:07 pm #5

I used to use PollyScale paint and that was real good. I tried Testors Acryl but it is too gray. How does the Vallejo German Uniform paint set measure up? I brush paint my figures. Can one brush paint Vallejo paints? I understand they are very thin paints.

Thanks!
I add colors for shading or highlighting as appropriate to the project.

As for brushing Vallejo paints, absolutely you can hand-brush them. Being thin helps control your coats. I use Vallejo and Andrea acrylics with a wet palette.

When I use a Tamiya acrylic, I thin it with Tamiya's proprietary acrylic thinner. But I go for a very thin consistency, and build up layers.

Hope that helps!

Best regards,
Brad
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Joined: August 12th, 2004, 3:14 pm

March 20th, 2018, 10:25 pm #6

I used to use PollyScale paint and that was real good. I tried Testors Acryl but it is too gray. How does the Vallejo German Uniform paint set measure up? I brush paint my figures. Can one brush paint Vallejo paints? I understand they are very thin paints.

Thanks!
Tamiiya German Field Grey is fine. It brush paints well too if you add a few drops of Tamiya retarder, which is greaet stuff.

Vallejo Model Color paint IS made for brush paitning. I thin it with tap water. Works great. They make two or three Field Grey shades - German Uniform Color, German Field Grey, and Panzer Aces Field Grey. All are good. The real color varies a bit from early WW2 which is greener to later War which is brownish.

Humbrol 111 Uniform Grey is Field Grey

The Testors stuff is nothing like any Field Grey

The new AK Real Colors of WW2 German Field Grey is very nice, though.
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Joined: April 16th, 2008, 10:38 pm

March 20th, 2018, 10:44 pm #7

I used to use PollyScale paint and that was real good. I tried Testors Acryl but it is too gray. How does the Vallejo German Uniform paint set measure up? I brush paint my figures. Can one brush paint Vallejo paints? I understand they are very thin paints.

Thanks!
I need smaller brushes. They look fine from a distance but magnified I see many glitches.

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Joined: January 17th, 2008, 12:33 am

March 22nd, 2018, 5:49 pm #8

I used to think the same thing-"I'm painting a small detail, I need a really small brush." But I discovered that the small amount of paint held by a small brush-like a 00 or a 10-would dry before I could get it from the palette to the figure.

The figure painters I know all use larger brushes, but brushes that hold a fine point. A Nr 1 and a Nr 2 Kolinsky sable are good for this. The brush functions like a fountain pen-the body of the brush holds the paint, and the point allows the paint from that reservoir to flow onto the piece. Brushes made from Kolinsky sable hair are said to be the best at keeping their shape, especially the point.

Hope that helps!
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Joined: April 16th, 2008, 10:38 pm

March 22nd, 2018, 7:15 pm #9

I appreciate it.
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Joined: August 12th, 2004, 3:14 pm

March 23rd, 2018, 3:41 pm #10

I used to think the same thing-"I'm painting a small detail, I need a really small brush." But I discovered that the small amount of paint held by a small brush-like a 00 or a 10-would dry before I could get it from the palette to the figure.

The figure painters I know all use larger brushes, but brushes that hold a fine point. A Nr 1 and a Nr 2 Kolinsky sable are good for this. The brush functions like a fountain pen-the body of the brush holds the paint, and the point allows the paint from that reservoir to flow onto the piece. Brushes made from Kolinsky sable hair are said to be the best at keeping their shape, especially the point.

Hope that helps!
I use a O, 1 or 2 for almost everything. The super tiny 15/0 stuff are really useless for most applications except maybe making a dot. The larger brushes have a finer point and you can actually paint lines and details wtih them.
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