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14Bore29 Sep 2018 5:52 a.m. PST

Now I am all but started on my very last battery ever of the Russian army came to realise their hand tools should be painted dark green. Right?

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP29 Sep 2018 5:56 a.m. PST

One would assume that all wood items, gun carriages, limbers, and wooden tools would use the same standard paint.

von Winterfeldt29 Sep 2018 8:24 a.m. PST

I was under the impression that the colour was light green and not dark green for gun carriages

14Bore29 Sep 2018 9:02 a.m. PST

When I started in 1981 all info was a few color plates at most a description which doesn't get into the minutiae. So I figured wood paint it brown. Finally started noticing pictures instead of just uniform plates tools are painted same as carriages to prevent rotting.
I use a mid green of my own mix. On second to last battery.
After completing my army already planning to start redoing old units.

14Bore29 Sep 2018 12:44 p.m. PST

Lucky thing is my collection is for me, maybe someday someone will get it and as What was he thinking?.
Green it is for the last 2.

And I guess the Prussians used blue hand tools

von Winterfeldt29 Sep 2018 12:50 p.m. PST

maybe it got darker in the later Napoleonic time – but otherwise

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Garde de Paris Supporting Member of TMP30 Sep 2018 3:34 a.m. PST

Gosling Green. Definitely Gosling Green!


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