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GARS190025 Feb 2016 4:04 p.m. PST

I've been researching turn-of-the-century US uniforms, and an interesting yet little acknowledged piece of kit seems to be the 1884 Stable uniform. Its a simple pair of jacket and trousers, in tan brown duck canvas (so as to hide horse…stuff while working). Apparently, the uniform was widely used in the later campaigns against the Native Americans, and also in the Spanish-American War. Since I have a fair amount of 28mm Old Glory US Soldiers from the period, I would like to try to replicate this uniform. Trouble is, I need a paint color to use. I'd prefer Vallejo, but I'm willing to use other manufacturers.

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Crow Bait25 Feb 2016 4:22 p.m. PST

I recently toured the Ft. Huachuca museum and saw a selection of field uniforms from this period for the Buffalo Soldiers. It appeared that the colors had a tendency to fade to a lighter brown, some almost like an off white canvas.

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