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Bill N23 Aug 2015 4:49 p.m. PST

I am about to start painting some British Legion troops and am looking for the right shade of Vallejo green to use. What I would like is something similar to the shade in the Fife & Drum Tarleton's Legion figures. I am guessing the Queen's Rangers uniform would have been similar. Does anyone have any good recommendations?

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Aug 2015 6:49 p.m. PST

I use Reaper Pro Paints "Elven Green" (19019) for my British Legion figures. P3 brand Gnarls Green (PIP93034) also is similar in color.

I usually mix my own highlight color using Gnarls Green and a yellowish crime color. Reper Master Series Leaf Green (09011) is a good highlight color for either of the green shades that I use.

Supercilius Maximus24 Aug 2015 5:24 a.m. PST

Simcoe makes a point in his journal that the value of green clothing is that it fades with the season, much like the foliage. Hence, your green can be quite flexible.

Winston Smith24 Aug 2015 5:46 a.m. PST

My cavalry have been done for years.
I can't remember which green I used, nor what shade for the various other Loyalists.

I just got a bag of Old Glory dismounted BL (with a flag???) and plan to use Vallejo Russian uniform and Olive Green.

I almost always use craft paints and the main problem with green is one that will cover white primer. I think those two will work.

Bill N25 Aug 2015 7:37 a.m. PST

Thank you gentlemen for your thoughts.

The reason I prefer Vallejo is that there are a couple of places near me that carry them. P3 is available through my primary internet supplier though. @SM-I agree, but it isn't the look I am shooting for.

spontoon26 Aug 2015 4:04 p.m. PST

Artist's oils/acrylics Hooker's Green if fresh uniformed. If going for the worn-in look, lighten it a bit to a yellowish or brownish tinge.

Rawdon31 Aug 2015 8:35 p.m. PST

I've switched to a craft acrylic called Delta Ceramcoat. Just got sick of being ripped off, and of the inconsistent quality of hobby paints now that floquil has been discontinued. Tried all the leading brands and ceramcoat was head and shoulders the winner. It is roughly 10X cheaper than hobby paint on a unit basis, $1.12 USD for a 2-ounce bottle. Wide palette available. Jo-Anns Fabric carries a good range and if you need a few bottles I order online from which has the full range. Hunter Green is good for British Legion.

spontoon06 Sep 2015 4:57 p.m. PST

@ Rawdon; I use a lot of those paints, too! Try Dollarama stores for the larger bottle at $1.50 USD; here in Canada anyway.

Private Matter22 Dec 2017 2:16 p.m. PST

Bill N; if you see this, can you let me know what color green you went with if you used Vallejo? Thanks

Bill N24 Dec 2017 9:25 p.m. PST

I ended up using the P3 Gnarls Green that DAF recommended. I am still playing around on getting a satisfactory highlight though, so only trial figures done to date.

two4slashing04 Jan 2018 9:16 a.m. PST

I did mine in Vallejo Russian Uniform with a Deep Green highlight

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