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Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP19 Aug 2017 9:01 a.m. PST

Doing 18th there are a lot of white/light grey/off white uniforms.
I'm painting Danes, French and Dutch for WSS all have " light grey/off white"
Would you use different light greys for the different nationalities? Or let the facings and flags do the job?

steamingdave4719 Aug 2017 9:08 a.m. PST

I even tend to use different greys within the same army, on the basis that batches of cloth would vary anyway.

MajorB19 Aug 2017 9:09 a.m. PST

Only if they were likely to stand next to each other. If separated by any distance you won't notice.

Personal logo herkybird Supporting Member of TMP19 Aug 2017 10:52 a.m. PST

Its worth noting that at the Schellenberg, the defending Bavarian infantry thought the Dutch who had outflanked them were French initially!

I use an a very light grey for French, I think the Dutch are a little darker, though still light grey.

wrgmr119 Aug 2017 11:35 a.m. PST

I will differentiate whites by using pale grey or mustard yellow as a base then highlight with oyster white.

Personal logo Jeff Ewing Supporting Member of TMP19 Aug 2017 11:54 a.m. PST

Like steamingdave47 I tend to keep some blobs of "off" colors when painting a unit, and mix in a dab here and there. That's within a unit. I guess I would try and differentiate armies.

Personal logo optional field Supporting Member of TMP19 Aug 2017 12:48 p.m. PST

I even tend to use different greys within the same army, on the basis that batches of cloth would vary anyway.

And I likewise.

Personal logo The Beast Rampant Supporting Member of TMP19 Aug 2017 3:54 p.m. PST

I differentiate greys for the "Marlburian" period. My French have a neutral light grey, Austrians a darker, bluish grey.

Ramming21 Aug 2017 3:50 a.m. PST

White for tunics/britches, off white/cream crossbelts, Army Painter when dry, makes a huge difference.

hornblaeser21 Aug 2017 11:45 a.m. PST

I would like to recommend the Andrea colour collection white, which gives good whiteshades as well as great coverage. i am very happy to have bougth this set, and i am painting Austrians.
The Andrea red collectioon is also great.

Lonkka1Actual21 Aug 2017 2:37 p.m. PST

You don't need to use just grey when washing white uniforms.

While grey is the most staple color I think blue and yellow are also option and give different feel.

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