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DominiqueJeanLarrey22 Jan 2019 7:35 p.m. PST

Anyone know if Citadel Elysian Green is good for French artillery? I don't want to buy a new paint for it

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP22 Jan 2019 7:52 p.m. PST

Close enough for me.

If someone complains, invite them to go pound sand.

Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2019 2:01 a.m. PST

I use Castellan Green. But, hey, in those days, paint mixing was not an exact science.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2019 2:40 a.m. PST

Those in the know say Valllejo 70.924 Russian Uniform Green. Looks nothing like a WWII Russian uniform to me, but seems ideal for French Artillery.

Compare the cost of a bottle with that of one single gun……..

Timmo uk23 Jan 2019 8:47 a.m. PST

As above, VJ Russian Uniform is spot on. The paint for the real thing is specified exactly and the mix used is known but whether it was was followed to the letter is debatable.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2019 2:47 p.m. PST

I claim no expertise, but everyone has said this is it.

At least before it got exposed to a Russian or Peninsular Summer bleaching.

Do not economise on the paint. That would be crazy. Work out the time investment

Timmo uk23 Jan 2019 4:03 p.m. PST

I agree, the single largest investment, if you paint your own, is time.

I tried to follow the ratio of ochre to lamp black specified for the French artillery green. It's very hard to do as it's something 250:1. However, it became very apparent that the olive hues I was getting were so close to Russian Uniform that became the answer I was looking for. I also think it looks right, how you would somehow expect them to be, not too gaudy.

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