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Normal Guy20 Mar 2017 8:00 a.m. PST

Folks, for those who use Vallejo paints, which color works best for the buff facings in the period? Thanks.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP20 Mar 2017 8:21 a.m. PST

Which regiment?
Every buff facing regiment had its own particular and unique shade of "buff".
And that goes for yellow and green also.

Normal Guy20 Mar 2017 10:42 a.m. PST

Wow! I thought I knew a fair amount about such things, but this really opens my mind. I was thinking of the 27th. What would that be? How great a spread of shades and colors play into this?

Mick the Metalsmith20 Mar 2017 12:29 p.m. PST

Since any reference to colours by text are completely subjective to the reade3r and paintings contemporary of the period subjective to the artists' particular circumstance be it seeing a new uniform, or a weathered one, and with which lot of dyes be they new or old, then with the possible aging and thus distortion of the pigments over the years within the recording painting, it could be just about anything. Buff is what ever you think it is.

SJDonovan20 Mar 2017 12:43 p.m. PST

Personally I use Vallejo Dark Sand for facings and a lighter shade (Pale Sand I think) for belts and webbing.

dBerczerk20 Mar 2017 12:59 p.m. PST

You can't bluff with buff, Biff!

nevinsrip Sponsoring Member of TMP20 Mar 2017 1:10 p.m. PST

Ceramcoat makes a Buff color.

Gnu200020 Mar 2017 1:28 p.m. PST

I use German Cammo Beige, but that's personal preference rather than a claim of accuracy.

Fat Wally20 Mar 2017 3:12 p.m. PST

I've used the above and also Iraqui Sand.

Normal Guy20 Mar 2017 4:32 p.m. PST

Thanks for the help, guys. I realize so much of the falls to personal taste, but it really helps to know what others are using.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP20 Mar 2017 5:27 p.m. PST

Check out this site.
You can search both flags and facing colors.
fifedrum.org/crfd/BD_1.htm

So, use it as your guide to find a buff that is "close enough" for the regiment you want.

Lieutenant Lockwood21 Mar 2017 2:59 p.m. PST

When I was at the Castle in Enniskillen the buff I saw on period uniforms was pretty dark, very much a khaki.

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