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FilsduPoitou28 Jun 2022 8:34 p.m. PST

HellO! I was looking for some advice from others that have painted the American forces for the War of 1812; what colors did you use?

Particularly for the Winfield Scott brigade of the Niagara campaign and the 1813 uniform reforms.

Necron09928 Jun 2022 10:48 p.m. PST

I used this painting for reference


Very easy. Just Vallejo light gray, black, and white. Some red sashes for the color guard. Vallejo military blue for the officer's jacket.

Here is an invaluable uniform guide.

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP29 Jun 2022 6:54 a.m. PST

If you contact me by email at I have a really good guide I can send you.


Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP29 Jun 2022 6:55 a.m. PST

this is a good start, but the guide I have is far more comprehensive.


FilsduPoitou29 Jun 2022 3:23 p.m. PST

@Necron099 Just checked my paints and I do have Vallejo light grey, but I can't find Vallejo Military Blue on either their website or my paint caddy.

@Dave Jackson Sure thing!

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