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Lehighvalley Supporting Member of TMP30 Aug 2019 7:25 p.m. PST

Hello folks, as the title asks, do any of the current model paint companies produce a acceptable interpretation of the French color "Aurore" ? Is it even generally agreed upon what said color actually was during the first Empire? Thank you for any and all input.

Personal logo Dye4minis Supporting Member of TMP30 Aug 2019 9:02 p.m. PST

It is a pinkish orange. IMHO, Apple barrel 20589E Harvest Orange is very close if you are painting smaller than 54mm figures.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP30 Aug 2019 10:39 p.m. PST

German Orange from Vallejo 70805 gets my vote

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP31 Aug 2019 7:15 a.m. PST

+1 Deadhead

Also, please disabuse yourself of the notion that it would have been the same color on every pom pom. Dye lots then varied MUCH more than they do now (you *still* have to mix cans of paint when you paint a big room today). Colonel's prerogative held a lot of sway, and if prostitution is the oldest profession, cheating the government has to be second.

4th Cuirassier31 Aug 2019 2:35 p.m. PST

Any sort of salmon pink.

'Aurore' means 'dawn', which is kind of a clue.

Lehighvalley Supporting Member of TMP31 Aug 2019 8:22 p.m. PST

Thank you all for taking the time to answer, it is much appreciated

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP01 Sep 2019 1:22 a.m. PST

Again will I say, listen to Extra Crispy you should. Aurore lace edging on a shabraque will not be the same as the cords of a Guard Aigulette or the seniority arm bands of Guard infantry….but for me German Orange, despite the weird name works in 28mm. The lace you see in museums has largely lost the red to UV light and often looks more yellow than orange, let alone the subtleties of Aurore. Do not be put off by the pure pink look of the bottle (as I originally was)…that is not how it dries.

SHaT198402 Sep 2019 7:11 p.m. PST

-2 Extra Crispy

SO much diatribe about dyes, dribble about administrative malfeasance and other unrelated BS.
You seem to convey the corrupt practices of modern times as if everyone acted this way.

It's not a McDucks gimme, 3 of those, 4 of those and oh yeah…
Manufacturers were massive organisations and had material prepared and available as required to turn into appropriate stock. It was not a 'takeaway order' "hurry up, the 96th Regiment want pink stockings today…"

Aurore is a unique colour and it was indeed the same on existing clothing and accoutrements I viewed whether in Paris, Nimes, Nice, Salon, Baden or Vienna.

The visual effect of each garment is different- flat ribbon or lace not the same as cords or pompoms, bicorne tighteners or tiny turnback ornaments.

This is not how it gets done.

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