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captaincold6926 Dec 2018 1:58 p.m. PST

What spray color do you use for US Infantry?

Still learning the colors for the various clothing items/helmets and overall color schemes.

Since the trousers and jackets seems to be different colors for the US Infantry is it best to just do a black under coat and then hand paint each color separately? Or do you a base coat the drybrush?


Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian26 Dec 2018 2:06 p.m. PST

Olive Drab. I paint the trousers in a lighter shade.

haywire26 Dec 2018 2:42 p.m. PST
Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP26 Dec 2018 6:28 p.m. PST

I find the painting guides from Flames of War, giving speific Vallejo color numbers, are great.

haywire26 Dec 2018 6:59 p.m. PST

You mean like this one?




captaincold6926 Dec 2018 9:34 p.m. PST

I'm painting 15mm. Most guides out there are for 28mm

I'm trying to avoid painting 8 different things for this scale.

Martin Rapier27 Dec 2018 2:04 a.m. PST

You can keep US infantry fairly simple. I pretty much follow the colour scheme in the picture rather than the late war OD uniforms.

Being somewhat sloppy I just use colors I have, so British Uniform for the trousers, Middlestone (a sort of greenish tan) for the jackets and my reenactor pals US webbing all seems to be sort of yellowish tan so I do the gaiters and webbing ochre (what was the old GW bubonic brown). Helmets OD.

Give the whole thing a brown inkwash to dirty it up and it is good enough. You've only got four basic uniform and webbing colours, which is certainly a lot easier than Germans where every single bit of kit seems to be a different colour.

I use a black base coat.

TonicNH27 Dec 2018 2:26 a.m. PST

if its any use here's the conversion document for Flames of War to Vaĺlejo


Personal logo Dances with Clydesdales Supporting Member of TMP27 Dec 2018 5:49 a.m. PST

I use Testors Model Master SAC Bomber Green.

Garand27 Dec 2018 1:01 p.m. PST

If you have an airbrush, prime everything in Tamiya Khaki, then go back & paint in the other details. This won't work for the latewar uniform, but will help with the earlier style.


Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP28 Dec 2018 2:37 a.m. PST

Olive drab or green, just like everything else in the US Army.

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