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POLL: What Color Do You Paint Your Austrians?


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For white uniformed troopers I usually open several different bottles of white and off-white paint and randomly select one for each figure, repeating as necessary.

I find it gives the impression of various levels of weathering, fading, and differences in pre-industrial manufacturing of the uniforms quite well.

I also use similar procedures for most most pre-industrial troops, with appropriate colors as necessary. So my British redcoats vary from dark orange to sanguine, and my 7 Years War French are anything from light gray to bright white.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
white with blue wash
3
1%
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white with light washes
22
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brilliant white
1
0%
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white-grey on black undercoat
21
7%
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white with darker washes
16
5%
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white with The Dip
17
5%
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light grey
7
2%
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I don't paint Austrians
121
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other
15
5%
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drybrushed white
15
5%
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I don't paint white uniforms
7
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white
19
6%
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white with mix of washes
7
2%
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off-white
31
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white on black primer
20
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POLL DESCRIPTION

Diadochoi Inactive Member remarks...

A recent post got me thinking about how others paint white uniforms. So what color do you paint your Austrians?
white with blue wash
Bright white washed with light blue-grey.
white with light washes
To suggest shadows or a hint of dirt
brilliant white
They should be able to see in the dark due to the luminescence of their uniforms.
white-grey on black undercoat
Black undercoat, Vallejo light grey, Vallejo white grey (previously known as flat aluminium, it's an off-white), and then pure white for the belts.
white with darker washes
To give the lived-in look
white with The Dip
I use the Dip method.
light grey
Light grey, washed with Vallejo sepia, reset with white
I don't paint Austrians
At least, not Napoleonic Austrians...
other
Please explain in the comments section.
drybrushed white
Drybrush white over top of a light brown or light grey basecoat.
I don't paint white uniforms
I don't do any troops that wore white, as it is too hard to get it to look right.
white
They look like they are about to star in a washing powder commercial.
white with mix of washes
Real campaign look, such that you can even tell which units have been suffering from dysentery.
off-white
18th Century technology meant mass-produced whites were not as white as in the 21st Century.
white on black primer
Comes out slightly less than white.