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Buckeye AKA Darryl07 Jan 2020 4:18 p.m. PST

Looking for suggestions using Vallejo paints for basic US uniforms during the 1970s and 80s, from both the basic green to the Woodland camo (2nd ERDL pattern). Thank you.

Personal logo Jlundberg Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2020 4:31 p.m. PST

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This looks good. The woodland camo BDUs faded pretty nicely – right as they got about as comfy as PJs

Grelber07 Jan 2020 5:47 p.m. PST

I've seen a breakdown of what part of the BDU cloth was what color. All I remember is that they were 10% black, and the other 90% was split between three colors, something like 40-40-10.


robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2020 6:38 p.m. PST

With Jlundberg. The woodland camo BDU had the worst fade of anything I ever wore or even heard tell of. The oldest of the "field" uniforms didn't look like the same colors as the "inspection" set, and you could expect some grief from the senior NCOs if the top and bottom weren't roughly equally faded. Not to mention that every now and then some well-meaning but busy wife would put a little bleach in with the military laundry. The term for the extreme fades was "cook whites" and they were usually for field use only.

What's shown here is about mid-range:

Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2020 6:50 p.m. PST

Here is a guide with the vallejo colors


Buckeye AKA Darryl08 Jan 2020 6:05 a.m. PST

Thanks! That guide with Vallejo is especially useful!

Keifer11313 Sep 2021 10:48 p.m. PST

Darn that link is dead….

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