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Author Topic: Links for assisting in painting your WW1 Figures/Equipment  (Read 30532 times)

Offline Helen

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Hi Folks,

I've added this new topic here for folks who are keen in painting their WW1 figures/equipment with some sort of uniform guide bases on artists or militaria collections.

It's not a complete list and if you have a link that would be assisting then can you please add yours.

Thankyou  8)

Kaiser's Bunker:
http://www.kaisersbunker.com/

German Colonial Uniforms:
http://www.germancolonialuniforms.co.uk/

Uniform Insignia:
http://www.forum.uniforminsignia.net/index.php?sid=a2791fe8881a4d02c9f7c7d1e9f49af8

Landships:
http://www.landships.freeservers.com/ww1figures.htm

Austro-Hungarian:
http://www.austro-hungarian-army.co.uk/index.htm

Great War Militaria:
http://www.greatwar.com/Scripts/default.asp
« Last Edit: May 29, 2008, 10:28:42 AM by Helen Bachaus »

Offline Will Bailie

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Re: Links for assisting in painting your WW1 Figures/Equipment
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2008, 06:37:04 AM »
Hi, Helen,

You've hit the main ones that I use.  I've also found these ones to be quite helpful:

http://www.canadiansoldiers.com/index.htm

http://www.diggerhistory.info/

Although sometimes you need to dig a bit to find the particular bit of information you need! 

http://www.greatwardifferent.com/Great_War/

http://www.worldwaronecolorphotos.com/

http://www.greatwar.nl/

For the colour photos, it's important to note that the colours might not be true.  Photos were often hand tinted, and photos from 90+ years ago may have faded, plus computer colour monitors can introduce distortions of their own!  Nevertheless, they are a good start and I'm as happy using them as any other source.

The "different light" website has some neat stories on it as well - a good source to mine for inspiration for scenarios!

One more - less authentic, but based on considerable research:

http://www.sonyclassics.com/joyeuxnoel/

Cheers

Will

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Re: Links for assisting in painting your WW1 Figures/Equipment
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2008, 06:39:55 AM »
Helen,

that helped me for the Colonies. Thank you Helen !

Björn
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Re: Links for assisting in painting your WW1 Figures/Equipment
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2008, 09:04:12 AM »
A good one for the French:

http://grandeguerre1418.unblog.fr/tag/planches-duniformes-dandre-jouineau/

For bigger versions of the plates click under each pick where it says: La planche en grande taille, cliquez ici !!!

Some more plates can be found by rooting around on the sidebar to the right.
« Last Edit: May 29, 2008, 09:31:21 AM by Plynkes »
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Re: Links for assisting in painting your WW1 Figures/Equipment
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2008, 09:09:19 AM »
That German Colonial uniforms page is a must-have for Afrika gamers. I have had it bookmarked for years, Björn. Without it my Schutztruppe NCO fellow would have had a boring old tan-coloured slouch hat. Now he has a natty grey one with white piping. Much better for turning the heads of the young ladies of Dar Es Salaam.

I thought everybody knew about it. Great idea for a sticky, Helen. Now everyone will know about it.
« Last Edit: May 29, 2008, 10:34:00 AM by Plynkes »

Offline Helen

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Re: Links for assisting in painting your WW1 Figures/Equipment
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2008, 10:29:42 AM »
That German Colonial uniforms page is a must-have for Afrika gamers. I have had it bookmarked for years, Björn. Without it my Schutztruppe NCO fellow would have had a boring old tan-coloured slouch hat. Now he has a natty grey one with white piping. Much better for turning the heads of the young ladies of Dar Es Salaam.

I thought everybody knew about it. Great idea for a sticky, Helen. No everyone will know about it.

Thanks Poly and all who have thrown in more links. 8)

Offline argsilverson

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Re: Links for assisting in painting your WW1 Figures/Equipment
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2008, 11:01:52 AM »
thanks, all of them very useful!
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Re: Links for assisting in painting your WW1 Figures/Equipment
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2008, 11:35:24 AM »

some more:
http://home.scarlet.be/~tse02026/noframes.htm

I would like to comment something more:

www.germancolonialuniforms.co.uk
already mentioned by Helen, has very useful links page. I would recommend to try the link

http://www.traditionsverband.de/
which has a lot of contemporary paintings which are helpful for painting minis etc etc. 

Offline Will Bailie

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Re: Links for assisting in painting your WW1 Figures/Equipment
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2008, 06:11:15 AM »
I just found this page this evening:
http://www.oldmagazinearticles.com/articles.php?cid=59&get=4

Nice set of colour photos, plus links to some articles as well.

By the way, isn't it annoying when you get different information from different sources?  I've now found colour photos of Belgian soldiers with black leather equipment and brown leather equipment, and I don't know which is correct!
« Last Edit: July 16, 2008, 06:15:06 AM by Will Bailie »

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Re: Links for assisting in painting your WW1 Figures/Equipment
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2008, 07:31:15 AM »
http://www.altearmee.de/seitenwaffen.htm
Everything you ever wanted to know about bajonet knots and more. In fact everything about prussian/german uniforms from Freddy the great to Willi the not-.so-great
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Re: Links for assisting in painting your WW1 Figures/Equipment
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2008, 03:19:29 AM »
Great links but I am having trouble working out what colour my South African artillery should be for East Africa. I now have 3 Foundry 13 pounders to paint up with another 2 to come as well as a small group of SA Cav & their dismounted versions. Even managed soem pith helmeted crews although i suspect they may be Boer War figs with WW1 guns.

Anyone have any links for colours of the guns (& vehicles)?
Cheers,
Poiter50

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Re: Links for assisting in painting your WW1 Figures/Equipment
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2008, 11:34:25 AM »
Thanks that is what I need !!! :-*
ttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Grimms-Hangar/196455560521708

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Re: Links for assisting in painting your WW1 Figures/Equipment
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2009, 12:34:13 AM »
Here is a link to the WW2 version of the same site:

http://ww2drawings.jexiste.fr/Files/1-Vehicles/Vehicles.htm

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Re: Links for assisting in painting your WW1 Figures/Equipment
« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2009, 11:11:57 AM »
Hi Folks,

This link provides you with Grimm's guide in painting AEF uniforms:

http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=10202.0

Thanks to Grimm for the hard work.

Helen

 

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