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badwargamer07 Jun 2019 12:48 p.m. PST

Hi.My preferred method for painting a few hundred 15mm ww2 figures is to spray with a lighter shade of the main uniform colour then use a (usually) brown wash to create some shading. This also darkens the uniform hence the need to start with a lighter shade.

I'm looking for suggestions for a spray to use for early ww2 French uniforms. I'm thinking either a light olive khaki with a brown wash, or a light brown and use a green wash.

Anyone done similar or have any suggestions?

Mick in Switzerland08 Jun 2019 3:33 a.m. PST

I think you need to go more towards olive green.

I wrote this guide to painting WW2 French for Crusader many years ago in 2010. I also have French Army 1940 by Andre Jouineu which is clearly greenish khaki as the main uniform colour.

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mildbill08 Jun 2019 5:16 a.m. PST

Olive Green for WWII , works for me.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP08 Jun 2019 11:38 a.m. PST

I couldn't find a spray that I thought represented the French uniform well. Let is know what you end up with.

badwargamer09 Jun 2019 9:37 a.m. PST

Will do. As with all of these things different sources give different takes on the colours. Some more green. Some more brown.

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