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GARS190005 Jul 2016 5:25 p.m. PST

Does anyone have a recommendation for WW1 Austrian Pike Gray? I'm having trouble matching this color, and I'd prefer not to have to mix it. Also, does anyone have any ideas as to what color the WW1 Austrian helmets were? I'm getting the impression they were some sort of brown ochre, but all of the stuff n my paint collection has turned out too yellow.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP05 Jul 2016 6:30 p.m. PST

Vallejo 905 Bluegrey for the Pike Grey.

ITALWARS06 Jul 2016 5:27 a.m. PST

saw some helmets in Italian Museums…a kind a yellownish shade

Clays Russians06 Jul 2016 6:53 p.m. PST

GARS, go to "great war society" it's the standard bearer for World War One re-enacting here in the states. They have only two main events a year but that has a huge advantage. It's always at the same place (trenches, dugouts,etc) and it's always at the same times twice a year. There is a CRAPLOAD of material available thru links on their site

monk2002uk06 Jul 2016 11:01 p.m. PST

What scale are you painting? This will have an impact on choice of colour.


GARS190007 Jul 2016 12:02 p.m. PST

Robert –

They are 28mm scale.

AICUSV31 Oct 2016 10:17 a.m. PST

Here is an Austrian helmet


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