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Vivasantaanna Inactive Member04 Sep 2017 1:20 p.m. PST

This has been bugging me for a while now! What is the correct colour paint to use for the distinctly different Waffen SS tunic?

What annoys me is that most manufacturers such as Battlefront and Warlord have the correct browney green shown on their models yet every painting guide shows field grey which it isn't. What is everyone using? A Google search doesn't help since any guides simply show camo tutorials.

jdginaz04 Sep 2017 2:33 p.m. PST

Same Feldgrau uniform as the Heer with different insignia.

Mick in Switzerland04 Sep 2017 2:38 p.m. PST

As the war progressed, yarns became scarce so the supply command reduced the wool content and increased the amount of viscose and recycled yarn. This meant that all uniforms, both Heer and Waffen SS became increasingly brownish. I suggest you mix Vallejo English Uniform and Field Grey to get the shade that you want.

wrgmr104 Sep 2017 3:26 p.m. PST

Mick in Switzerland has been compiling these:


John Leahy05 Sep 2017 12:06 p.m. PST

Mick weren't you updating some of these guides?If so, are they posted somewhere? They are great stuff!



Mick in Switzerland05 Sep 2017 12:44 p.m. PST

Dear John
There will be a book on painting WW2 Germans next year. This is much more detailed with special illustrations etc.. If it is a success there may be another one. The free Artizan guides will get minor updates (citadel paints replaced by Vallejo Game colour numbers).

wrgmr106 Sep 2017 9:58 a.m. PST

I've seen parts of Mick's book, it will be an excellent reference for modelling and painting the multitude of German uniforms. Highly recommend for a buy when it is published.

Mick in Switzerland06 Sep 2017 11:18 a.m. PST

Thank-you Thomas :-)

John Leahy07 Sep 2017 10:35 a.m. PST

I'm in!

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