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mwindsorfw Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2017 8:24 p.m. PST

I'm painting the 3rd Regiment of Foot, The Buffs, and have a few questions. In some paintings, the pants are buff colored, but in other paintings, the pants are almost black. In some paintings, the buff is like the Vallejo buff color, but in other paintings, the buff has more yellow. Any thoughts

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2017 8:52 p.m. PST

"Buff" is a facing color that is unique to each regiment. There is no paint that's correct for all buff facing regiment.
In the AWI and earlier, the trousers, facings, small clothes and straps are all buff.
I can't comment on the Napoleonic era.

von Winterfeldt11 Sep 2017 11:30 p.m. PST

I agree – dibble – did present a huge amount of officer portraits – showing a lot of different hues of buff – some almost white.

Personal logo 22ndFoot Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2017 8:01 a.m. PST

I'd go with this:


Uniforms are later than Albuera but, frankly, who cares?

If it doesn't show up, Google "Battle of Albuhera, by William Barnes Wollen"

mwindsorfw Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2017 11:17 a.m. PST

Thanks. I may add a little yellow to my Vallejo Buff color. The pants look like dark grey, but with a touch of blue.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2017 12:48 p.m. PST

As von W told us, not so long ago some very useful info here on Buffs;

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