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Colonel Kilgore

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Re: Paint colour systems
« Reply #30 on: August 22, 2019, 09:32:29 AM »
I have found in the past that man-made brush hairs tend to permanently bend at the tip after only a couple of painting sessions.

Me too - especially if you're dry-brushing!

I now take the view that, given the relatively larger investment in lead, paint and above all time involved, money invested on the very best brushes you can lay your hands on is well spent if it improves and speeds up the painting process.

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Re: Paint colour systems
« Reply #31 on: August 22, 2019, 02:20:32 PM »
Seconded, Simon.

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Re: Paint colour systems
« Reply #32 on: August 23, 2019, 07:25:38 PM »
That's right John.
There were a few US in a como very similar to german pea camo.
And the cut of the uniforms have a german style too.

Russian green would be a bit dark unless you were in the rain.
The colour would be a more middle tone green Vallejo 103, 104, 115. Most uniforms were faded from washing and wear.

The museum is the 'Normandy Victory Museum' at St Hilaire du Pittville on the old A10 airfield. Both in the outskirts of Carentan.

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Re: Paint colour systems
« Reply #33 on: August 23, 2019, 09:39:02 PM »
Thanks, Les - that's all useful information!

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Re: Paint colour systems
« Reply #34 on: October 20, 2019, 04:29:42 PM »
I have found in the past that man-made brush hairs tend to permanently bend at the tip after only a couple of painting sessions.

That is true, but I find this phenomenon very useful for fine detail.

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Re: Paint colour systems
« Reply #35 on: October 20, 2019, 04:37:06 PM »
Yes the little turn on the tip can be really useful when you get used to getting the curle to work for you.

If you don't like it buy a brush that has better quality bristles.

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Re: Paint colour systems
« Reply #36 on: November 16, 2019, 07:34:53 AM »
Finally got around to matching my paint palette to the SK colour swatches








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Re: Paint colour systems
« Reply #37 on: November 16, 2019, 09:19:38 AM »
Radar, thanks - that looks very useful.

But what is "SK"?

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Re: Paint colour systems
« Reply #38 on: November 16, 2019, 09:38:57 AM »
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Re: Paint colour systems
« Reply #39 on: November 16, 2019, 10:14:23 AM »
Excuse the question but why do the SK have swatches?  Is it for the re-enactors to source their own material for clothing?

Leslie BT

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Re: Paint colour systems
« Reply #40 on: November 16, 2019, 06:59:35 PM »
Sean, yes and no.

You do have to conform, can't have any fluorescents on show!

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Re: Paint colour systems
« Reply #41 on: November 17, 2019, 07:48:46 PM »
Talking of paints. Does anyone know about theses new Warlord “Rapid Deployment” paints ? If they are any good  etc ? The colours look on bright side ? But then they are designed to be layered by  their wash system I would assume ?
I like the look of their German Field Grey ? Being a slightly brighter version could be helpful as I usually paint a bit heavy handed with WW2 /1 infantry. So after wash and dry brush could turn out ok.
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Re: Paint colour systems
« Reply #42 on: November 17, 2019, 08:03:54 PM »
I think they are in response to the Games Workshop paint systems. Their contrast paints.

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Re: Paint colour systems
« Reply #43 on: November 17, 2019, 08:50:01 PM »
Miles,

Not heard of them, but intrigued now as they would suit my painting style too. I'll have to investigate.

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Re: Paint colour systems
« Reply #44 on: November 17, 2019, 08:56:25 PM »
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