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Kazziga03 Nov 2014 12:40 p.m. PST

Would you be so kind as to suggest Vallejo pallete colours for Zvezda's English Knights of the 100 Years War set?
The package has photos of painted figures on the back cover, but no colour numers are mentioned there.

IGWARG1 Fezian03 Nov 2014 7:51 p.m. PST

Why do you need Vallejo numbers? A friend of mine is color blind but a decent painter. He needs the names of GW paints to paint his Fantasy/SciFi armies. Do you also have vision problems? Just curious as your request is really specific.

jowady03 Nov 2014 8:19 p.m. PST

I generally just eyeball it. After all it's not like you got a color swatch and your maids had to match it. Dyes probably faded in the rain and sun as well. While there were standard heraldic colors they were pretty general, I have never seen a universal medieval formula for azure for example.

Cerdic04 Nov 2014 12:43 a.m. PST

The pictures on the packaging are just suggestions. There was no uniform back then, people wore what they wanted! So feel free to choose your own colour schemes!

As a general guide, bright, garish colours were the fashion.

davbenbak04 Nov 2014 8:12 a.m. PST

Please post your results as Poitiers is my next project. I already have the Zvezda French sets with the English being my next purchase. Also am looking at the sets from Italeri.

Kazziga17 Aug 2015 12:47 p.m. PST

It's been a while, but I have finally painted one of the knights (yes, just one). It looks better than the photos show it (there are more shades of blue).
As for my question, I'm not color blind, but it's simply easier to know specific numbers instead of guessing them (I'm relatively new to paiting figures).
Thanks for all your replies and here are the photos:

Any sugesstions and/or criticism is welcome.
All the best,

Bumbydad12 Oct 2015 7:00 p.m. PST

For someone new at painting figures, you're doing pretty good! Put a black wash on the armor to bring out the creases and joints, and you're good to go. (Bravo to you for not taking offense at the "colorblind" question. TMP remarks can get a bit snotty sometimes.)

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Captain Gideon07 Oct 2016 11:13 a.m. PST

Kaz is this figure one of the plastic figures?

Have you had any trouble with the paint flaking off?

I have several boxes of plastic Knights and I need a lot of help before I start trying to paint something and then have the paint just come off so if you can help I'd be grateful.

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