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Gennorm23 Jul 2020 11:22 a.m. PST

Does anyone have a suggestion for the right paint for Austro-Hungarian guns? There was a discussion on this board a few years ago but the links are defunct.

mghFond23 Jul 2020 1:11 p.m. PST

Some years back when I painted my 1914 AustroHungarians I found a site which said they were painted ochre brown.

So I did.

It was also said later in the war they were more of a green color.

I have no clue how accurate this info is but I couldn't find much either.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP23 Jul 2020 7:14 p.m. PST

All of the images I have seen from photographs and museums show a darkish green or a mid to dark gray. WWI Austrian post card art -- to my eye -- tends to be ambiguous. Is that green or gray? I have also seen reenactment photos with green artillery pieces.

monk2002uk27 Jul 2020 12:10 p.m. PST

Here are some examples in 6mm:

The guns are painted in the green brown colour, examples of which can be seen in the war museum in Vienna. I used Vallejo Model Air Green Brown, covered with a sepia wash and then layers of Green Brown lightened with Iraqi Sand.

Robert

Gennorm14 Aug 2020 7:04 a.m. PST

Thanks Robert. For the paint, looks good to me.

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