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ACW Gamer Supporting Member of TMP07 Oct 2012 9:24 a.m. PST

Would the Germans at Stalingrad still being wearing the early war 'green' uniform? If so, do agree with the Vallejo color "German uniform"? Working with large scale 28mm. Thank you.

rvandusen Supporting Member of TMP07 Oct 2012 10:01 a.m. PST

Vallejo German uniform is fine for Stalingrad and most of the troops were still dressed in the 'classic' fashion with marching boots etc. The main difference from 1939-1940 is that the stone grey trousers had been replaced with field grey versions so by 1942 the soldier's tunics and trousers would be the same color. If you look at pictures of German troops at Stalingrad you might see a camouflaged helmet cover or two, but they were still rare.

spontoon08 Oct 2012 4:02 p.m. PST

As the M1935 tunic's "feldgrau" was actually a green colour; the old " jagergrun" of the Reichswher; the above statement regarding trousers and tunic is wrong. The " steingrau" of the trousers is a darker, slightly blue grey.
In fact it was the other way 'round. The tunics/jackets of the later war years became "steingrau". However it would be unlikely that any of the later uniforms would have made it to Stalingrad.

ACW Gamer Supporting Member of TMP08 Oct 2012 5:34 p.m. PST

Soooo…excuse my confusion….what should I paint the tunics? And what should I paint the trousers? How about great coats?

Petrov Inactive Member09 Oct 2012 7:06 a.m. PST

I just painted some uniforms in very greenish gery color and fieldgrey pants, and the rest were painted with fieldgrey pants and tunics.

Charles Besly11 Oct 2012 7:31 p.m. PST

There was very great variation between what gets to the units in the field and what the Guidelines are. Paint your figures the way you think they look best. It only matters what you think. Its as much art as history. If you do your best It will be respected and appreciated.

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