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Offline Mad Lord Snapcase

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British Officer's Jacket Colour, 1914
« on: September 27, 2019, 12:38:29 PM »
I'm having trouble choosing the right colour paint for a British Officer's jacket, early 1914. Can anyone recommend the right colour in a Foundry triad? If not, maybe Vallejo or Army Painter?

I intend to use a wash so I assume I need a slightly lighter colour as the wash will darken it somewhat.

Thanks in advance.


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Re: British Officer's Jacket Colour, 1914
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2019, 02:07:17 PM »
I'm having trouble choosing the right colour paint for a British Officer's jacket, early 1914. Can anyone recommend the right colour in a Foundry triad? If not, maybe Vallejo or Army Painter?

I intend to use a wash so I assume I need a slightly lighter colour as the wash will darken it somewhat.

Thanks in advance.

I used Vallejo English uniform as a base followed by a mixture of that with green grey as a highlight for a greenish uniform or just adding khaki instead of the green for a lighter uniform.

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Re: British Officer's Jacket Colour, 1914
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2019, 03:21:04 PM »
Thanks, 88D.

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Re: British Officer's Jacket Colour, 1914
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2019, 08:30:28 PM »
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bv4OWY2H1zZ/?igshid=1sspkdoc2wd2z

Pattern 1912 tunic, Lieutenant, Lord Strathconaís Horse.

English Uniform, add Khaki to lighten, and Green-Grey for final highlights.

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Re: British Officer's Jacket Colour, 1914
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2019, 11:57:50 AM »
Thanks, Grant, that looks like the way to then.  :)

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Re: British Officer's Jacket Colour, 1914
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2019, 04:42:46 PM »
English uniform is very dark. Try Vallejoís British Tank Crew if you are going to further darken it. Itís a lighter version. For a greenish khaki, you might as well just use Russian Uniform. Again itís light enough to take a dark wash.
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Re: British Officer's Jacket Colour, 1914
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2019, 05:33:06 PM »
English uniform is very dark. Try Vallejoís British Tank Crew if you are going to further darken it. Itís a lighter version. For a greenish khaki, you might as well just use Russian Uniform. Again itís light enough to take a dark wash.

Iíve been thinking about it overnight and Japanese Tank Uniform might also be a good colour in the mix. Iíll be at my paints in about an hour - splitting residences at the moment - and Iíll give it more thought.

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Re: British Officer's Jacket Colour, 1914
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2019, 05:37:15 PM »
Thanks, Grant, that looks like the way to then.  :)

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This is post 1916 veterinary corps captainís tunic - pips now on the shoulder, no embroidery on the cuff. Obviously slightly post-war as the ribbons are present on the breast pocket top.
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