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smog monster01 Sep 2018 5:11 a.m. PST

I'm planning to paint regt Lochmann a Swiss Regt in Dutch service. the problem I have is their facings are described as being light gold, how or what do I use to achieve light gold.
I'm thinking this is not just simply a light yellow or is it?
Any advice will be welcome.

Winston Smith01 Sep 2018 6:17 a.m. PST

I would think that real gold would be very expensive to give every rank and file if a full regiment gold facings. I would go with your instinct for a shade of yellow.

clibinarium01 Sep 2018 7:22 a.m. PST

I think I've seen it before as yellow or light yellow. Certainly that is what Stephen Ede-Borrett gives in this old WI article.

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As Winston says gold cloth would be very expensive and unlikely to have been seen on rank and file, or indeed many officers. Possibly there's a look-a-like type cloth similar to what you might see in furnishings today, but I imagine even that would be way too expensive to fit out a regiment's facings.

GildasFacit Sponsoring Member of TMP01 Sep 2018 7:24 a.m. PST

Light referring to uniform colours can mean either pale or bright. My guess would be a bright cream colour.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP01 Sep 2018 7:41 a.m. PST

Vallejo makes a metallic light gold.

But I would go with a pale yellow.

Glengarry501 Sep 2018 2:05 p.m. PST

You can buy shades of non-metallic "Golden" yellow paint from various manufacturers. It's usually a slightly deeper shade of yellow with a hint of brown/ochre.

Terry3701 Sep 2018 7:48 p.m. PST

I would not think a metallic color would be right. I see it as more of a deep, rich yellow. If I do them, and am considering it, I will use a bright, gold yellow, but not metallic.


smog monster02 Sep 2018 6:45 a.m. PST

Thanks for the reply's chaps. Its seems some sort of shade of Yellow is the way to go, hmm!

AICUSV02 Sep 2018 11:29 a.m. PST

I agree with the pale yellow.

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