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tshryock Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Mar 2020 7:48 a.m. PST

Anyone recommend an Americana paint color that works well for German infantry uniforms (or a mix of Americana paints)? I can't seem to get a color that looks quite right. I know there are various specialty colors out there, but I like my cheap craft paints!

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP24 Mar 2020 9:28 a.m. PST

While not Americana the Hippo Grey by similar brand Cermacoat makes a pretty good early war tunic color. Cermacoat Charcoal isnt a bad panzer grey.

pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP24 Mar 2020 9:30 a.m. PST

Take a look at Thicket DA 357. It's close enough for me to the Vallejo German uniform color. I shade it with various gray to fit.

tshryock Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Mar 2020 10:44 a.m. PST


Personal logo Jeff Ewing Supporting Member of TMP24 Mar 2020 1:23 p.m. PST

Another vote for the Hippo Grey.

Dynaman878926 Mar 2020 12:59 p.m. PST

For any craft paint the easiest way to pick a color is to bring in a picture of the color and pick the paint that is the closest match.

4th Cuirassier27 Mar 2020 2:35 a.m. PST

I'd agree with Dynaman but I'd further suggest that you need more than one colour for German uniforms:


Post-war fading aside, there is absolutely no way that those tunics were ever the same colour as one another to begin with. Anything that looks about right to you is almost certainly good.

Don't forget to paint their boots brown, not black.
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Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2020 12:07 p.m. PST

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