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Kevin C Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2016 5:43 p.m. PST

I tend to use either Reaper paints or the cheap water based paints in Walmart's hobby section (Apple paints, etc.). Could someone suggest a paint color (preferably either Reaper paints or one of the cheap Walmart water based paints) that I should use for World War I Turkish uniforms.

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Prince Alberts Revenge05 Sep 2016 8:56 a.m. PST

Can't help you on specific colors, but essentially any color that is a "drab" shade. I doubt there was a lot of quality control in the manufacture of Ottoman uniforms, I've seen it look like a drab olive to a brownish khaki to a dirty tan. Check out this link for inspiration: link

Frankss05 Sep 2016 9:33 a.m. PST

All I can remember if I am correct is that there was a colour change from the Balkan Wars just before to uniforms in Mespopotania.
But again think some lower level unirs still had tje prior colour
Years back but I have some Turks painted in the Balkans style to represent 2nd rate troops.

Somebody will probably clarify tjis better.

Martin Rapier05 Sep 2016 9:34 a.m. PST

I did mine a generic sandy khaki.

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