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JoJo the Idiot Circus Boy22 Jul 2016 6:08 a.m. PST

So what is a good Vallejo color match for early war German uniforms? In particular I'm talking about M1907 and M1910 infantry uniforms.

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I'm about to start working on a set of 28mm figures for the period.

Edit: The second image is an officer's tunic, but it's good enough to give an idea of the color.

ScottS22 Jul 2016 7:45 a.m. PST

Vallejo 830, cunningly named "German Fieldgray."

You might want to mix it with something if you're after an exact shade, but it is good on its own.

alan lockhart Supporting Member of TMP22 Jul 2016 8:25 a.m. PST

Any suggestions for aa colour suitable for jaegers or were they a similar colour?

JoJo the Idiot Circus Boy22 Jul 2016 11:03 a.m. PST

Vallejo 830, cunningly named "German Fieldgray."

You might want to mix it with something if you're after an exact shade, but it is good on its own.

Thanks.
I picked up a bottle of that shade from the local model shop at lunch. Looking at a drop on paper it looks to be a little dark for WW1. (again, that's just my testing it on a piece of scrap paper at my desk. It might look different on a miniature) But that's nothing that can't be fixed with a little white mixed in.

Any suggestions for aa colour suitable for jaegers or were they a similar colour?

Jagers and machinegun troops in the early war period wore a uniform that had a very green tint to it. I would be tempted to use Vallejo 920 "German Uniform". It's a good match for the WW2 uniform and has a lot more green in it. Any other ideas?

Johnp400023 Jul 2016 2:35 a.m. PST

Vallejo 830 is designed for WW2 German uniforms which were a shade darker than Great War version, I would just mix in a little white to lighten the colour.

monk2002uk24 Jul 2016 1:29 a.m. PST

If you look at black and white photographs of German uniforms in WW1, especially group photos of German soldiers, then you will see that the 'colours' varied considerably. I use the Vallejo light field grey, from the Panzer Aces range I think, to highlight the standard field grey mentioned earlier. Standard light greys also work to give more variety as well.

Robert

Terry3726 Jul 2016 11:17 a.m. PST

use Vellajo Green-Grey 886 and am very pleased with it.

You can see it on this gun crew.

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And on these strumtruppen.
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Terry

ScottS26 Jul 2016 12:54 p.m. PST

I picked up a bottle of that shade from the local model shop at lunch. Looking at a drop on paper it looks to be a little dark for WW1. (again, that's just my testing it on a piece of scrap paper at my desk. It might look different on a miniature) But that's nothing that can't be fixed with a little white mixed in.

If it is too dark to you, use it as a base coat, then highlight it!

Here's some of my WWI Germans; they use the paint I recommend, plus a highlight.

JoJo the Idiot Circus Boy02 Aug 2016 10:44 a.m. PST

If it is too dark to you, use it as a base coat, then highlight it!

Here's some of my WWI Germans; they use the paint I recommend, plus a highlight

That exactly what I did. I'm almost finished with my first Korporalschaft. I'm fairly happy with the result. My phone is dead right now, or I'd post some photos.

Thanks for the tips, all!

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