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Speculus17 Feb 2022 4:31 a.m. PST

Hello all,

I like to paint my armies in full dress uniforms usually ( so no weathered looks with mismatched trousers, etc.). With that in mind, which shade of white/off white would be recommended for Austrians? I want to have a nice contrast between the coats and trousers as compared to the cross belts that will actually be a full white.

If possible, please recommend a shade of Vallejo, as I try to solely stick to their acrylics.

Thanks in advance for your input!

Sho Boki Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Feb 2022 4:52 a.m. PST

My Austrian painting scheme with Foundry colors.

Maha Bandula17 Feb 2022 5:21 a.m. PST

Foundry paints are very good and well worth the additional expense. Yum.

Desert Fox17 Feb 2022 4:29 p.m. PST

Very helpful, thank you! I wold love to see more side-by-side paint color comparisons!

Speculus17 Feb 2022 4:41 p.m. PST

Thank you for the nice guide! That was very helpful.

mildbill17 Feb 2022 6:43 p.m. PST

Prime grey, heavy drybrush white. Thats the way Duke Seifried rolled. One time the gang was putting on a big game for a convention and so I painted up some Austrian figures for the battle. They are all white so how tough could it be, right. Well, I just couldnt seem to finish. So, I looked at the rascals and I had 3 different white on them with 13 differant colors total. I got them finished in time and sold them twice at the show. Watch out for those simple color scheme armies.

Legionarius20 Feb 2022 8:30 p.m. PST

All shades of white. From snow white for new and freshly bleached uniforms for guard troops on parade to dirty gray for veterans on campaign. White does not do well in the field. Anything goes.

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