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DColtman13 Jan 2017 7:33 a.m. PST

Can anybody point to a painting guide or advice for mid 1980s Canadian infantry? Ideally vallejo colour recommendations?

Cheers – Dave in Edmonton

Don Perrin13 Jan 2017 10:27 a.m. PST

Combats were roughly Russian Uniform Green with a brown wash. Webbing was the same color. Helmet covers were the same as the Vietnam US Army helmet covers with the woodland camo pattern.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2017 11:10 a.m. PST

Wouldn't the toques be knit in a variety of drab yarn?
evil grin

Oberlindes Sol LIC13 Jan 2017 12:04 p.m. PST

During the mid-1980s, if I recall the time frame correctly, I saw a picture of some Canadian soldiers wearing white pants and dark green-brown jackets standing and kneeling under a tree with snow on the ground. It was pretty good camouflage.

Frankss13 Jan 2017 12:18 p.m. PST

It all deoends on how old the uniforms were.
I served in CF and some combats were so faded of colour.that they didn't even come close to olive drab.

DColtman13 Jan 2017 12:23 p.m. PST

Frankss – that's what I was wondering – what is a good match for very faded OD? I was thinking Russian Uniform but I find it gets used for a lot of stuff!

Toques and woodland plaid shirts – check!


RKelly13 Jan 2017 12:48 p.m. PST

I use Vallejo Brown Violet 70887 with a Russian Uniform highlight. As mentioned US Vietnam or Woodland helmet cover. Webbing is similiar to brown violet. Just find something close for the contrast.

DColtman13 Jan 2017 1:39 p.m. PST

Rob – that would be what you used on your 15mm guys? Your stuff on the Dice Devils blog is one of my inspirations.

Antioch13 Jan 2017 4:06 p.m. PST

From what I remember about my reserve days… anything in that light olive drab range would be about right, faded a bit to the lighter side.

The combat uniforms were comfy…still have mine around somewhere…. and toques, only when you needed to be warm….:)

RKelly13 Jan 2017 7:21 p.m. PST

@DColtman. That's how I did mine on .

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2017 9:51 p.m. PST

Well, the title did say Cold War…. ~,^

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