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Author Topic: Any Sudan War painting guides out there? Need help on choosing colours!  (Read 617 times)

Offline cram

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Really could do with a bit of advise please!

For the British grey tunic I haven't currently got any suitable shade in my collection. I'm open to any make, but prefer triads. Looking on Foundry site their 'British Gun Grey' looks like a good choice, or maybe 'German Late Field Grey'. As for the shades of khaki I really am not to sure.

Any painting guides out there that you guys know of, or would you be so kind as to share with me what paint colours you use?

Thanks for any help.

Offline Firescale Whack

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It doesn't have a list of what paints used but the Perry's have this nice guide of uniforms with some basic pictures that might help.

https://www.perry-miniatures.com/pages.php?page=sudan-uniform-guide

Offline Eric the Shed

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The Perry sponsored book  - Go Strong into the Desert has some good colour plates


Offline Volleyfire!

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They were supposed to be a pale blue grey so I used Vallejo Model Colour 70907 Pale Greyblue if that helps? I mixed in light grey and neutral grey for shading.

Offline Deedles

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They were supposed to be a pale blue grey so I used Vallejo Model Colour 70907 Pale Greyblue if that helps? I mixed in light grey and neutral grey for shading.

Similar for me
Cheers
Deedles

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Offline Plynkes

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While the grey serge tunics of the Camel Corps always seem to be depicted as a blue-grey, Fripp's painting of Tofrek show the Berkshires in a very pale grey with not much of a hint of blue in it at all. Pretty much the colour shown on the Perry website painting guide. Fripp actually accompanied the expedition so presumably his observations were accurate.

Make of that what you will.

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Offline cram

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Thanks for the assistance. I'll match them as closely as is possible to the Perry guide.