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Offline Idguardnomore2

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Colour for italians other than the desert
« on: September 30, 2023, 10:55:58 PM »
As the title  says , I'm looking for a colour  that's for Russia  preferable  Vallejo. Any help would  be appreciated.

Offline has.been

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Re: Colour for italians other than the desert
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2023, 05:31:46 AM »
A friend, many years ago, painted his 15mm Italians (for use in Russia)
an Olive Drab & dry brushed them with a 'dust' colour, which in 15mm
dealt with all the 'detail' such as webbing.
Sorry, but no idea which brand/shade of paint, & he has since passed on.

Offline Panzer21

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Re: Colour for italians other than the desert
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2023, 08:02:44 AM »
https://www.flamesofwar.com/Default.aspx?tabid=110&art_id=413

With Vallejo suggestions.

Interestingly, the initial contingent may have worn an undress / work uniform that was more grey in colour during the summer of 1941.
Neil

Offline Idguardnomore2

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Re: Colour for italians other than the desert
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2023, 05:38:24 PM »
Thanks for the reply.

Online SJWi

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Re: Colour for italians other than the desert
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2023, 07:34:08 PM »
If you google Italian WW2 uniforms and look at images you should find some which have a Ukraine logo which I think may represent Eastern Front re-enactors.

Offline Capt Troy Tempest

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Re: Colour for italians other than the desert
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2023, 12:18:44 AM »
Osprey men of war series did Italian uniform Europe 1940/45. Not sure if itís still available.

Offline Vanth

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Re: Colour for italians other than the desert
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2023, 07:45:34 AM »
The italian grigioverde uniform had a distinguishable blueish tint that finds no equivalent in any paint range, to my knowledge: the suggested Olive Grey is clearly too green to be accurate, IMHO. The only acceptable solution I found is adding to VMC German Fieldgrey a bit of VMC Luftwaffe Field Blue or a similar bluegrey tone
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Online SJWi

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Re: Colour for italians other than the desert
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2023, 09:19:56 AM »
Sadly, most of the Ospreys look to be out-of-print. Amazon list volume 3 but even their own website seemingly has none available.

 

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