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Irish Marine Supporting Member of TMP23 Mar 2021 12:38 p.m. PST

Hello: I need a painting guide for early WW2 US Marines; Wake Island and the Philippines. I use Vallejo if that helps.

Maha Bandula23 Mar 2021 6:07 p.m. PST

VMC Brown Violet for the deepest recesses followed by VMC Khaki for the basecoat and VPA US Tankcrew Highlight for highlights.

Wargamer Blue24 Mar 2021 1:53 a.m. PST

VMC don't make Brown Violet anymore. You can still get it in their model air range. It brush paints on fine. Just need a couple of coats.

Mick in Switzerland26 Mar 2021 2:26 a.m. PST

The colour is still available but the name has changed

Vallejo Model Color 887 US Olive Drab (ex Brown Violet)

Wargamer Blue26 Mar 2021 5:02 a.m. PST

Totally different colour Mick. I tried it.

Maha Bandula03 May 2021 3:30 a.m. PST

I was not aware of this.

Maha Bandula23 Aug 2021 10:06 a.m. PST

I still can't believe they did away with such a useful color.

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