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Dan in Vermont05 Jan 2021 11:39 a.m. PST

Hi all: getting ready to paint some 20mm SHQ to use both for
-Anzio, Feb. 1944
-Bulge, December 1944


1) was there as much color variation for greatcoats as there was for trousers and tunics?

2) any recommendations for accurate brush paint (not spray) colors in Vallejo or Testors Model masters? Thanks!

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian05 Jan 2021 1:00 p.m. PST

I'd go a shade darker than what you are using for the base uniforms. I'd think that they would have less wear than the everyday tunic and trousers

Martin Rapier07 Jan 2021 1:48 a.m. PST

There seems to have been just as much variation along the grey/green scale as the wool uniforms. I've got a 1941 dated original and it is distinctly grey. As Saber6 says, maybe go a shade darker as they are less likely to be exposed to fading and more likely to be wet(!)

Dan in Vermont07 Jan 2021 10:04 a.m. PST

Thanks, Martin and thanks, Saber6…..What Vallejo would you recommend?

GROSSMAN17 Jan 2021 7:03 p.m. PST

I have a Tee shirt that says 50 shades of FieldGrau.

MacColla18 Jan 2021 11:21 a.m. PST

I would go with Vallejo Field Grey.

Dan in Vermont20 Jan 2021 1:52 p.m. PST

thanks all!

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