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Grelber10 Jan 2020 9:51 p.m. PST

I went in to buy Brown Violet 887. I found the 887 slot in the paint rack, which was labeled Brown Violet, but the bottle was labeled US Olive Drab. Are they changing their color names (shades of Games Workshop!) or is something else going on?


Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Jan 2020 10:16 p.m. PST

In my experience they often change the names from batch to batch. I go by the number and ignore the name.

Wargamer Blue10 Jan 2020 10:44 p.m. PST

Wrong bottle in the slot. Vallejo US Olive Drab is a separate stand alone colour.

blacksmith11 Jan 2020 2:16 a.m. PST

It happened the same to me last week. I bought it and used it as Violet Brown thinking it was the same colour.

3rd5ODeuce Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2020 3:49 a.m. PST

I have not seen any evidence of this. However, I can attest that Vallejo has taught me many color names in Spanish.

King Monkey11 Jan 2020 5:15 a.m. PST

70.887 is now called US Olive Drab FS34088 – ANA613.

Still the same colour as Brown violet.

FusilierDan11 Jan 2020 5:25 a.m. PST

Brown violet is an accurate description of the color.

The H Man11 Jan 2020 4:25 p.m. PST

GW did it so they could register the trademark. US Olive Drab does not sound a likely case for a registered TM. It sounds generic to me.

And all the above, of course.

Leon Pendraken Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Jan 2020 4:57 p.m. PST

They've changed a few of the names over the past few years, this one included. VAL894 has been Camo Olive Green and Russian Green, and I think they've just changed the name on either the Foundation White or Off White (I can't remember one).

Wargamer Blue11 Jan 2020 5:27 p.m. PST

I'm wrong. Just found an article online. Brown violet has been renamed US Olive Drab.

Grelber12 Jan 2020 10:16 p.m. PST

Thank you for all this information. I wanted 887 for US helmets, but I must admit to being attracted by the exotic name, brown violet, as well.


Normal Guy Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2020 8:55 a.m. PST

A number of years ago, when Battlefront first started marketing paints for their figures, they used Vallejo paints that had names that matched the uniform colors of the various nationalities. Shortly after that, I started picking up Vallejo paints to paint all my figures and I noticed that the colors sometimes had different names that were not so FOW specific. They were still the same colors, however. This might be an example.

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