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Author Topic: VMC Russian Uniform Colour  (Read 5577 times)

Offline redzed

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VMC Russian Uniform Colour
« on: November 25, 2010, 10:27:54 PM »
I need a good Vallejo colour recommendation for my Russian Civil War/BOB troops :D

thank :)
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Offline Mark Plant

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Re: VMC Russian Uniform Colour
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2010, 03:10:35 AM »
Any khaki will do. Tending towards the pale end for blouses. There wasn't even remotely a standardised colour.

Pictures of WWI Russians give the appropriate shades.

http://www.landships.freeservers.com/russian_uniforms.htm
http://minornationsmilitaries.devhub.com/blog/567867-czech-legion/

Later edit: I most often used English Uniform, cut with some white to make it paler. Sometimes Middlestone or Buff as the base. Sometimes Pale Sand for blouses. Each time was different though.
« Last Edit: November 26, 2010, 09:42:16 AM by Mark Plant »

Offline sepoy1857

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Re: VMC Russian Uniform Colour
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2010, 06:20:50 AM »
True. Some good combinations would be: Panzer Aces US Tankcrew & US Tankcrew Highlight; French Tankcrew & US Tankcrew Highlight; Canvas & Khaki; Reflective Green & Russian Uniform. Mix the two for mid tones.
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Re: VMC Russian Uniform Colour
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2010, 10:24:16 AM »
bang on :)
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Re: VMC Russian Uniform Colour
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2010, 11:02:48 PM »
No worries. Just saw your Displaced Minis Gallery - brilliant Colonial collection - outstanding brushwork!

Offline cuprum

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Re: VMC Russian Uniform Colour
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2010, 08:07:39 AM »
Here are photos of real officers tunic. This coloring of the regulations. Of course, in reality, there was great variety in shades. But the color is predominant.

Offline Lt. Hazel

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Re: VMC Russian Uniform Colour
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2010, 08:39:47 AM »

I used a variety of khakis on the crew. I really like VMC Green Brown, a nice warm colour. Other colours I use are VMC Khaki, Russian uniform and Brown violet. The last two for darker shades.

Offline redzed

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Re: VMC Russian Uniform Colour
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2010, 02:25:21 PM »
I've gone for mash-up of all the colours mentioned :D

I've squeezed them all into a pot and shook them, the colour isn't too bad amazingly enough :-*

I'll post some pics when the force is finished.

Offline koz10

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Re: VMC Russian Uniform Colour
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2010, 02:42:23 AM »
I like Khaki 988, Green brown 879 and Khaki grey 880 though US field drab 873 and even English uniform 921 works. Foundry make some nice shades, too - Drab 12 and Moss 29 are nice shades for a change of pace. Looking forward to seeing your final pics.

Offline redzed

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Re: VMC Russian Uniform Colour
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2010, 11:48:26 AM »
bish-bosh, a wipof the VSF/BOB 'Russian' centralists.

Offline cuprum

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Re: VMC Russian Uniform Colour
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2010, 12:17:42 PM »
Who is it?   ;)
 If it's White, they must have a badge, as the officer's cap in the photo jacket - at the top. And roll his coat over his shoulder - gray. Leather equipment should be brown.

Offline redzed

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Re: VMC Russian Uniform Colour
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2010, 01:07:06 PM »
they're not historical figures, all I wanted to know were paint colour  recommendations :)

The force is Tzar Nikoli Stalins Centralist Militia.

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Re: VMC Russian Uniform Colour
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2010, 01:35:30 PM »
It is clear. Then there are no problems! I wish interesting game.  :)

Offline sepoy1857

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Re: VMC Russian Uniform Colour
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2010, 11:47:30 PM »
What is the general consensus on those figures with pockets on the shirt? I thought only officers had pockets on their shirts?

@ Redzed nice brushwork! Wish I could crank them out as fast.

Offline Mark Plant

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Re: VMC Russian Uniform Colour
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2010, 03:48:46 AM »
You see rankers with pockets too. I think as WWI went on they became more popular.

 

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