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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 light washes
22
7%
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white-grey on black undercoat
21
7%
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drybrushed white
15
5%
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light grey
7
2%
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brilliant white
1
0%
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white on black primer
20
6%
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other
15
5%
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white with darker washes
16
5%
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white with blue wash
3
1%
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white with The Dip
17
5%
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I don't paint Austrians
121
38%
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white with mix of washes
7
2%
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I don't paint white uniforms
7
2%
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off-white
31
10%
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white
19
6%
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POLL IS CLOSED
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 light washes
To suggest shadows or a hint of dirt
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.
drybrushed white
Drybrush white over top of a light brown or light grey basecoat.
light grey
Light grey, washed with Vallejo sepia, reset with white
brilliant white
They should be able to see in the dark due to the luminescence of their uniforms.
white on black primer
Comes out slightly less than white.
other
Please explain in the comments section.
white with darker washes
To give the lived-in look
white with blue wash
Bright white washed with light blue-grey.
white with The Dip
I use the Dip method.
I don't paint Austrians
At least, not Napoleonic Austrians...
white with mix of washes
Real campaign look, such that you can even tell which units have been suffering from dysentery.
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.
off-white
18th Century technology meant mass-produced whites were not as white as in the 21st Century.
white
They look like they are about to star in a washing powder commercial.