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AC196327 Mar 2018 4:16 a.m. PST

Ideally, is anyone aware of any painting guides for 1798-1815 Hungarian Fusiliers.

In particular any advice on the colours of the trousers. I've looked at books and online photos of painted models and there seems to be two distinct camps.

One a medium dark blue and the other quite a light blue. Any idea of which is more accurate and suggestions of best match paints.

18mm figures if that makes a difference.

Many thanks.

Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP27 Mar 2018 4:50 a.m. PST

Every illustrator seems to have their own idea but,looking at actual garments from the time, the blue seems more of a mid-blue than you might imagine. I use Vallejo 057 Medium Blue and highlight with Vallejo 066 Deep Sky Blue. It has a pleasing result.

John Edmundson28 Mar 2018 5:29 p.m. PST

I've been very disciplined and painted only "German" infantry (including a suitable proportion of grenadiers) to date, with dragoons and chevaux legers next up, but when I come to the Hungarians and Grenzer, it'll be good to have this information.


Glencairn26 Oct 2018 4:28 a.m. PST

I read somewhere that the Hungarian blue tended to fade quickly to a sort of light blue jeans shade, so I used light blue-grey, rather than the darker shade one tends to see on figures.

von Winterfeldt26 Oct 2018 5:38 a.m. PST

you could find most different shades, even on contemporary sources from a very light to a dark blue

Rusty Gold09 Nov 2018 8:14 p.m. PST

So you want a blue ? This may help or hinder you . Not my blog , i found it just googling and researching through images link

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