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GARS190004 Feb 2016 4:58 p.m. PST

During WW1, I've heard that the French Foreign Legion went through a variety of uniforms, starting with the red and blues of 1914, then going to horizon blue briefly, and then wearing a khaki uniform from 1915 onwards. I'm familiar with proper paints to be used for the first two uniforms, but the khaki color mystifies me. From what I can tell, it seems to be a mustard color with a hint of green. Can anybody guide me onto what vallejo paints I can possibly use to recreate this color?

This is the only pic I could really find


Umpapa05 Feb 2016 6:44 a.m. PST

I dunno about 1916, but I plan to paint my interwar/pulp FFL with much lighther khaki/dessert yellow.

inverugie05 Feb 2016 3:36 p.m. PST

I don't know about "dessert yellow", but keeping with the gastronomic theme, I've heard the 'African' uniform worn by the Legion Etrangere and the Moroccan Division described as Mustard Yellow.

idontbelieveit05 Feb 2016 4:40 p.m. PST

I would probably try by starting with khaki gray, highlight with green ochre, and lighten that up a little with buff for the lightest color.

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