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Col Durnford04 Feb 2020 4:31 p.m. PST

I love the helmet and have been considering adding some 28mm East German figures to my collection. I'm just not sure how to paint the East German Strichtarn pattern camouflaged uniforms.

Has anyone here solved that problem?

Martin Rapier05 Feb 2020 3:56 a.m. PST

From a distance they just look like a greyish khaki, the raindrop pattern is very small. I've got an NVA uniform.

Jeffers05 Feb 2020 5:18 a.m. PST

I just used Vallejo khaki straight from the pot.

Col Durnford05 Feb 2020 9:13 a.m. PST

That's what I thought, produce the shade and not the detail.

Kinda like using duck egg blue for the white with blue pinstripes on 1898 Spanish.

Old Wolfman05 Feb 2020 10:11 a.m. PST

Did a platoon of 15s for TY.

Col Durnford05 Feb 2020 12:42 p.m. PST

How did you paint up the platoon?

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP05 Feb 2020 9:37 p.m. PST

I don't think I even own any NVA troops, although I suppose of my old Airfix Warsaw Pact troops include some.

I do have a NVA baseball cap (they wouldn't call it that, of course; it must be a Feldmutze or something) in the classic rain pattern with a tiny red and yellow hammer, compass, and rye insiginia. It's a great little cap, actually, comfortable and durable.

Prof Pate07 Feb 2020 6:28 a.m. PST

Is still running Used to be a great reference.

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