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Stalkey and Co29 Apr 2022 6:04 a.m. PST

I'm trying to tell from Ospreys and museum pics – is the American uniform of the Pershing expedition an olive that leans towards green or towards brown?

Any recommendations for a Vallejo pain color?

RE: Mexican Federal uniforms, same question.

Also, Federal uniforms – did they have any colors that indicated branch [e.g. Red for Infantry, Yellow for cavalry, etc] on the lapels, shoulder straps, etc?

I'm not seeing anything, and it seems odd since that was the European and American trend, and Mexico seems like they usually followed uniform trends in general.

Pretty certain they wouldn't have had regimental colors as most nations phased them out in favor of branch colors 20-30 years prior to the Mexican Revolution.

Sources appreciated!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP29 Apr 2022 6:36 a.m. PST

Here is a brief rundown (not mine).

Here is a link from the Mex-Am Wars board. The board is worth checking out as it has a number of posts on the Mexican Revolution.

TMP link

It has been decades since I painted any figures, but my federals had a mix of complete uniforms and mix-and-match uniforms.

Stalkey and Co29 Apr 2022 7:04 a.m. PST

Nice link, 79th!

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