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Sapeur26 Sep 2013 2:33 a.m. PST

Can anyone advise which paint(s) to use to achieve the correct blue colour for the Dutch Grenadiers greatcoat please?

zipperdyrms26 Sep 2013 1:40 p.m. PST

Shamelessly lifted from Artmaster Studios and works well for 28s but you may wish to be much lighter for a smaller scale.

50/50 Mix of VMC Dark Prussian Blue and Black an progressively lighten with VMC London Grey.

Sapeur26 Sep 2013 1:59 p.m. PST

It will be for a 28mm. Need to watch more of Artmaster and remember what is said!!

Sapeur27 Sep 2013 5:28 a.m. PST

I believe the Artmaster grenadier is from the 1st Grenadiers [French] not the 3rd Regiment [Dutch]. The 3rd have almost a bright blue coloured greatcoat. Hence the question. Thanks though for reminding me about Toby's work

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2013 9:47 a.m. PST

There was a period when all guardsmen wore steel grey greatcoats. There is one in la Musee de l'Armee. All to do with economising on dye. Dutch 3rd no different from the rest. Dark Blue and Steel Grey both work, just depends when!

Sapeur27 Sep 2013 10:09 a.m. PST

Point noted. Thanks

Tango0104 Jul 2021 9:50 p.m. PST

"1er Bataillon 3e Regiment Les Grenadiers Hollandais"



Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP05 Jul 2021 4:21 a.m. PST

The Dutch Grenadiers was not an Old Guard unit. It was designated a Middle Guard regiment.

Allan F Mountford05 Jul 2021 1:58 p.m. PST

Hi Kevin
Definitely Middle Guard. However, were the officers not designated Old Guard?
Kind regards

Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP05 Jul 2021 2:20 p.m. PST

I don't think so as they didn't come from the senior grenadier and chasseur regiments.

Old and Middle Guard officers assigned to the Young Guard regiments kept their pay, their status, and their uniforms.

Tango0105 Jul 2021 4:29 p.m. PST

Thanks Kevin!.


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