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Sharpe5229 Dec 2017 2:34 a.m. PST

Hi Gents,
I am painting a Mahadist Colonial Army in 6mm and I am wondering what the colour of their guns could be.
I guess that they were almost all captured guns and then probably grey.
Is there anyone able to help me please?

Winston Smith29 Dec 2017 2:57 a.m. PST

Mahdist. Not Mahadist.

Sharpe5229 Dec 2017 3:15 a.m. PST

You are right. Sorry for the mistake.
However does the colour change?:-)

Durban Gamer29 Dec 2017 3:51 a.m. PST

The Mahdist captured Krupp guns wd likely be grey. Their older guns I wd guess brown with brass coloured barrels.

Sharpe5229 Dec 2017 4:04 a.m. PST

Thank you very much Durban Gamer.
This is exactly the info I was after.

SgtGuinness Supporting Member of TMP29 Dec 2017 8:16 a.m. PST

From the research I've done most Egyptian Krupp guns were mostly procured through Germany or Turkey, if my memory serves me correctly, thus they would be a dark blue color and faded to a blue grey. Any old muzzle loaders could be any color of faded wood. Check some of the more common colonial blogs and I think you'll see a blue grey or grey paint job on the Krupp guns.

slugbalancer29 Dec 2017 1:31 p.m. PST

I can't remember where I found this…
"German/Prussian gun carriages/limbers: medium blue-gray carriage with unpainted steel barrels.
Mahdist gun carriages: Left-over Napoleonic muzzle-loaders used by the Mahdists could be a weathered wood colour which is a silvery grey."

Sharpe5230 Dec 2017 7:19 a.m. PST

Thank you all Guys.
Very useful information all tending to similar outcome.
Considering that my Baccus guns in 6mm seem to be Krupp I would use a medium blue gray shade.

SgtGuinness Supporting Member of TMP02 Jan 2018 7:12 p.m. PST

Please note the color of the Krupp gun carriages in the Ansar mud fort.


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