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Col Durnford Supporting Member of TMP22 Nov 2017 10:55 a.m. PST

I planning to upgrade my Spanish American War naval officers. On the Spanish side I did a catch as catch can originally then at Fall In I picked up the Copplestone British naval command pack:


I painted the rank and file sailors (Old Glory) in white (summer) uniforms. As a contrast, I plan to paint the officers in the dark blue uniform.

Do you paint your officers in a contrasting color from your rankers?

SaltyDog09 Dec 2017 10:38 p.m. PST

Whilst I have very little knowledge of the conflict you refer to, basically sailor's uniforms conformed to the seasons. i.e. White for Summer/warmer climes and Blue for Winter/colder climes. Having said that I have seen combinations of white and and blue and blue and white together. Sailors uniforms were governed (at least in the RN/RAN)by regulations, they could not just decide what they were wearing on the day. Ship's circumstances also played a part in what rig was worn. I keep my Officers in the same rig as the Jacks.

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