Lufttiger wrote:This paint is new to me, and i'm trying to paint the uniform of panzer crewmen
and infrantry. I've tried German Uniform 085, but it appears to have too much blue
in the green. Any suggestions on what Vallejo color is best.
In the past when i've used Tamiya, i've had good luck with XF-65 Field grey
and sometimes i would use XF -22 RLM Grey.
A nice surprise to find you here
My cardinal suggestion re Vallejo's is to STAY AWAY from them when painting uniform/clothing as they tend to dry with a satin finish, something very much undesired when depicting cloth
My cardinal suggestion on the other hand
is to use Andrea Color acrylics as you're SAFE that they will dry matt
If for some reason you have to use Vallejo's I would suggest adding drops of Tamiya XF-21 Matt Finish......just don't trust
Vallejo's at all!!!!
Re accuracy of uniform colours, I'm the wrong person to give you any feasable suggestions as I'm a complete ignorant
re uniform colours/matches vis avis either Vallejo's or Andrea's to use straight out of the bottles
but AFAIK all WWII figure painters mix their own uniform colours.
Until the AFV nuts come to your rescue, I would suggest Calvin Tan's and Jaume Ortiz's Osprey book on painting German WWII uniforms, that same book Ivan suggested in one of the AFV threads
Hope I was of some help and if you need anything, just fire on........