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Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP17 Dec 2020 9:38 a.m. PST

Can anyone suggest a specific paint brand and color they would use for the green USMC uniforms pictured below?

Thanks for any tips.

0ldYeller17 Dec 2020 2:30 p.m. PST

For my WW2 US marines I use Vallejo Panzer Aces Italian Tank Crew 70331 as the base for the uniform – followed by a dark wash.

Dn Jackson Supporting Member of TMP18 Dec 2020 1:01 a.m. PST

When I painted 15mm Marines I used Airfix SAC Bomber green as my base coat.

Sundance18 Dec 2020 6:44 a.m. PST

I use Vallejo green grey – color is a dead ringer for my dad's herringbones from WWII.

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP18 Dec 2020 8:18 a.m. PST

Thanks Fellas. Going to give the Vallejo colors a try.

Legion 418 Dec 2020 9:13 a.m. PST

Vallejo paints are great ! A lot of military/tactical colors …

0ldYeller18 Dec 2020 11:44 a.m. PST

Sundance – I use the Vallejo green grey for the webbing.

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP18 Dec 2020 1:38 p.m. PST

Fyi, I went just a little different than Sundance. I ordered the following 3 hoping 1 would hit the mark:

-Italian Tanker Highlights
-Green SKY
-Light Green Blue

(All Vallejo).

I'll report back on any final choice I make.

Thanks again.

Dukewilliam Supporting Member of TMP18 Dec 2020 2:56 p.m. PST

Vallejo Pastel Green for base. Military Green and Mahogany Brown for camo pattern. Red Leather for boots. All Vallejo.


Blackhorse MP19 Dec 2020 7:38 a.m. PST

Agree with Sundance: Vallejo Green Grey. But I'm a little lazy, I use it for uniform AND webbing topped off with Polyshades Dip. I do 15mm and it minimizes painting and it looks great.

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