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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.