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Asteroid X08 Jan 2020 8:00 p.m. PST

While painting my Old Glory 25/28mm Ancient Germans, I note that many of the command figures (standard bearers, horn blowers) have a tabard they are wearing over either a bare chest or a tunic top.

I am not sure where the sculptor got this idea or if they should be a certain colour(s). (ie brighter colour because of their position – design – etc?)

Does anyone know anything about this article of clothing?

GurKhan09 Jan 2020 12:25 p.m. PST

We'd need to see a decent photo of the figures, I should think: "tabard" doesn't really match anything I can recall about early German clothing.

gisbygeo09 Jan 2020 9:39 p.m. PST

It's an 'interesting' interpretation of a sleeveless tunic. Just paint as you would any other fabric. They weren't heraldic tabards or anything of the sort.

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