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 Post subject: German Army uniforms WW2
PostPosted: Sun 10 Jan 2010 22:44 pm 
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Can anyone advise which Humbrol paints I should use for  German Machine Gun infantry troops?

I've bought a 1/35 Tamiya set and the suggested colour numbers don't seem to match anything I've found online.

I've bought a number of Humbrol paints and I'm quite keen to keep to their scheme.  Any advice gratefully accepted.


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Hu: 61 Matt Flesh = base for skin tones
Hu: 96 Matt RAF Blue = trousers
Hu: 120 Matt Light Green = tunic
Hu: 160 Matt German Camouflage Red Brown = camouflage pattern on tunic
XF-65: Field Grey = helmet
Hu: 21 Gloss Black = belts, Y straps, cartridge pouches
Hu: 98 Matt Chocolate = field flask, heavy machinegun stock
Hu: 110 Matt Natural Wood = wooden items
Hu: 79 Matt Blue Grey = gas mask case
Hu: 103 Matt Cream = bread bag
Hu: 33 Matt Black = boots
Hu: 186 Matt Brown = Mauser 7.9mm .98k rifle stock
Mc: 27 Authentic Hardened Leather = ammunition pouches
Hu: 225 Matt Middle Stone = 7.92mm MP.44 assault rifle stock
Hu: 53 Metallic Gunmetal = weapons
Xe: 808 RAL 8020 Afrika Korps Tan Yellow = mortar, bazooka
Hu: 32 Matt Dark Grey = balaclava, gloves :wink:

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Thank you, that is most helpful.  Sorry if it's a commonly asked question.


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 Post subject: WWII German Infantry
PostPosted: Sun 02 May 2010 17:04 pm 
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Hi I know the colours of german infantry uniform varied in the war, but how much variation was they?

So far I have painted the tunics of about 20 of my german infantry. Half of them in Hu78 and the other half Revell 45. Could anybody recommend any other HU or Revell paints which would suit german WWII infantry.

Also I noticed some people have painted the trousers Hu96 is this accurate?

One last questin, were the trouser usualy greyer than the tunics? as this is what alot of people tend to model them as.

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Also one of the men is carrying a flame thrower what colour would the tank, gun etc. be?

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Captain of Infantry, centre sector Russian front 1941
As the war progressed it was more typical for officers to wear issue uniforms in the field. The regulation officer’s waist belt was worn with German 08 automatic pistol.
Hu: 61 Matt Flesh = base for skin tones
GW: 61-21 Dwarf Flesh / GW: 61-18 Dark Flesh / GW: 61-79 Tanned Flesh / GW: 61-22 Bronzed Flesh / GW: 61-76 Flesh Wash = skin tones
Hu: 96 Matt RAF Blue = trousers
XF-65: Field Grey = helmet, jacket
Hu: 33 Matt Black = boots

German Army, Private, 1944
Hu: 61 Matt Flesh / Hu: 74 Matt Linen / Hu: 186 Matt Brown = skin tones
Hu: 32 Matt Dark Grey = helmet
Hu: 196 Satin Light Grey = collar patches
Hu: 21 Gloss Black = belts, Y straps, cartridge pouches, boots
Hu: 102 Matt Army Green = grenade, anklets, gas cape
Hu: 98 Matt Chocolate = field flask
Hu: 31 Matt Slate Grey = tunic, trousers
Hu: 186 Matt Brown = boots, wooden items
Hu: 11 Metallic Silver Fox = cook pot, buckles
Hu: 91 Matt Black Green = gas mask case
Hu: 103 Matt Cream = bread bag
Hu: 30 Matt Dark Green = Zeltbahn (cape)
Hu: 70 Matt Brick Red = camouflage pattern on Zeltbahn (cape)
Hu: 90 Matt Beige Green = camouflage pattern on Zeltbahn (cape)
Hu: 93 Matt Desert Yellow = canvas straps
Hu: 34 Matt White = Waffenfarbe

Captain Panzer Grenadier Regiment, 1944
Only late in the war did the army begin to make extensive use of camouflage clothing, and much of this was improvised at divisional or lower level and made use of any available materials. In this particular case the trousers are made of reed-green drill.
Hu: 61 Matt Flesh = base for skin tones
Hu: 96 Matt RAF Blue = trousers
Hu: 120 Matt Light Green = tunic
Hu: 160 Matt German Camouflage Red Brown = camouflage pattern on tunic
XF-65: Field Grey = helmet
Hu: 21 Gloss Black = belts, Y straps, cartridge pouches
Hu: 98 Matt Chocolate = field flask, heavy machinegun stock
Hu: 110 Matt Natural Wood = wooden items
Hu: 79 Matt Blue Grey = gas mask case
Hu: 103 Matt Cream = bread bag
Hu: 33 Matt Black = boots
Hu: 186 Matt Brown = Mauser 7.9mm .98k rifle stock
Mc: 27 Authentic Hardened Leather = ammunition pouches
Hu: 225 Matt Middle Stone = 7.92mm MP.44 assault rifle stock
Hu: 53 Metallic Gunmetal = weapons
Xe: 808 RAL 8020 Afrika Korps Tan Yellow = mortar, bazooka
Hu: 32 Matt Dark Grey = balaclava, gloves

Lieutenant-General Hasso von Manteuffel, Commander Panzer Grenadier Division ‘Grossdeutschland’, 1944
General officers also took to wearing issue uniforms when on active service. Here divisional insignia consist of white metal ‘GD’ cyphers on the shoulder straps, and black and silver cuff-band on the right cuff.
Hu: 61 Matt Flesh = base for skin tones
XF-65: Field Grey = uniform, peaked cap
XF-7: Flat Red = side stripes to trousers, collar patches, shoulder straps
XF-1: Flat Black = upper cuff-band
XF-59: Desert Yellow = lower cuff-band
Hmc: Satin Gold = lace
Hu: 21 Gloss Black = binoculars
Mc: 27 Authentic Hardened Leather = ammunition pouches
Hu: 53 Metallic Gunmetal = 9mm MP.40 (Schmeisser) sub machinegun
X-18: Semi Gloss Black = boots
X-9: Brown = belt

Corporal Panzer Grenadier Regiment, Lithuania 1944
A collar-attached shirt was generally introduced in 1943, and from this date shirtsleeve order was officially recognised in the German army.
Hu: 61 Matt Flesh = base for skin tones
Hu: 67 Matt Tank Grey = trousers, helmet
Hu: 66 Matt Drab Olive = blouse
Hu: 33 Matt Black = Y straps, boots
Hu: 98 Matt Chocolate = field flask
Hu: 110 Matt Natural Wood = wooden items
Hu: 79 Matt Blue Grey = gas mask case
Hu: 103 Matt Cream = bread bag
Mc: 27 Authentic Hardened Leather = ammunition pouches
Hu: 225 Matt Middle Stone = 7.92mm MP.44 assault rifle stock
Hu: 53 Metallic Gunmetal = weapons
Xe: 808 RAL 8020 Afrika Korps Tan Yellow = mortar, bazooka
Hu: 90 Matt Beige Green = lime mortar
Hu: 70 Matt Brick Red = wall
Hu: 32 Matt Dark Grey = balaclava, gloves

Acting corporal 1st SS Panzer Grenadier Regiment, Ardennes, 1944-5
The camouflage drill uniform was introduced in March 1944 as a combined camouflage and working uniform, and was to be worn with national emblem and rank badges for uniforms without shoulder straps.
Hu: 61 Matt Flesh = base for skin tones
Hu: 118 Matt US Tan = uniform
Hu: 119 Matt Light Earth = uniform camouflage pattern
Hu: 160 Matt German Camouflage Red Brown = uniform camouflage pattern
Hu: 155 Matt Olive Drab = uniform camouflage pattern
Hu: 67 Matt Tank Grey = helmet
Hu: 142 Matt Field Drab = Y belt
Hu: 98 Matt Chocolate = field flask
Hu: 110 Matt Natural Wood = wooden items
Hu: 79 Matt Blue Grey = gas mask case
Hu: 103 Matt Cream = bread bag
Hu: 33 Matt Black = boots
Hu: 186 Matt Brown = Mauser 7.9mm .98k rifle stock
Mc: 27 Authentic Hardened Leather = ammunition pouches
Hu: 225 Matt Middle Stone = 7.92mm MP.44 assault rifle stock
Hu: 53 Metallic Gunmetal = weapons
Xe: 808 RAL 8020 Afrika Korps Tan Yellow = mortar, bazooka
Hu: 32 Matt Dark Grey = balaclava, gloves

Colonel-General von Vietinghoff-Scheel, Commander Army Group C, Italy 1945
Many general officers, the first being Rommel, had themselves made tropical service uniforms, which they wore with shirt and tie. Here such a tunic is worn with issue air force tropical trousers and field-grey service dress peaked cap with gold insignia.
Hu: 61 Matt Flesh = base for skin tones
Hu: 72 Matt Khaki Drill = shirt
Hu: 93 Matt Desert Yellow = trousers
Hu: 94 Matt Brown Yellow = tunic
XF-65: Field Grey = uniform, peaked cap
Hu: 153 Matt Insignia Red = collar patches, shoulder straps
Hmc: Satin Gold = lace
Hu: 21 Gloss Black = boots
Hu: 186 Matt Brown = belt
Mc: 27 Authentic Hardened Leather = ammunition pouches
Hu: 53 Metallic Gunmetal = 9mm MP.40 (Schmeisser) sub machinegun
GW: 61-76 Flesh Wash = skin tones

Private of Panzer Grenadiers, Italy 1945
This uniform, which also included a steel helmet cover, was made from Italian camouflage material.
Hu: 61 Matt Flesh = base for skin tones
GW: 61-21 Dwarf Flesh / GW: 61-18 Dark Flesh / GW: 61-79 Tanned Flesh / GW: 61-22 Bronzed Flesh / GW: 61-76 Flesh Wash = skin tones
Hu: 120 Matt Light Green = uniform
Hu: 160 Matt German Camouflage Red Brown = camouflage pattern on uniform
Hu: 90 Matt Beige Green = camouflage pattern on uniform
Hu: 67 Matt Tank Grey = helmet
Hu: 33 Matt Black = boots

Private People’s Grenadier Regiment, Germany 1945
Volksgrenadier personnel did not wear any distinctive uniform or insignia, but because they were formed at the end of the war their uniforms tended to be of the final standard pattern.
Hu: 61 Matt Flesh = base for skin tones
Hu: 96 Matt RAF Blue = trousers
XF-65: Field Grey = great coat, helmet
Hu: 33 Matt Black = Y belt, boots
Hu: 98 Matt Chocolate = field flask
Hu: 110 Matt Natural Wood = wooden items
Hu: 79 Matt Blue Grey = gas mask case
Xe: 808 RAL 8020 Afrika Korps Tan Yellow = Panzer Faust
Hu: 186 Matt Brown = Mauser 7.9mm .98k rifle stock
Mc: 27 Authentic Hardened Leather = ammunition pouches
Hu: 53 Metallic Gunmetal = weapons
Hu: 32 Matt Dark Grey = balaclava, gloves

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cheers ratch. That should do it :wink:

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After looking on the web, the flame thrower is dark grey/black.

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Can somebody give me a simple painting guide for german infantry in 1944 please?

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I have noticed that Humbrol 31 and 111 (the colour I use for German WW2 uniforms) have been left out of the new range of colours. I tried to buy them today.

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I have noticed that Humbrol 31 and 111 (the colour I use for German WW2 uniforms) have been left out of the new range of colours. I tried to buy them today.


Hu31 is listed as available in enamel but not acrylic in the 2010 catalogue and on the Airfix website. I don't believe they would discontinue this, given its role as the primary interior colour for early WWII german aircraft.

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The link does not seem to work anymore........ :clapping:

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 Post subject: Re: WWII German Infantry
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German Luftwaffe, Private, Luftwaffe field division, wearing the distinctive camouflage jacket, 1944.
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Ha: 61 Matt Flesh = face and hands
XF-22: RLM Grey = trousers
Vc: 80 70833 German Camouflage Bright Green = camouflage jacket
Vc: 103 70821 German Camouflage Beige = camouflage jacket
Vc: 150 70822 German Camouflage Black Brown = camouflage jacket
Vc: 99 70896 German Dark Green = camouflage jacket
Vc: 136 70818 Red Leather = camouflage jacket
Ha: 85 Satin Coal Black = webbing & pouch
Ra: 36 382 Silk Wood Brown = entrenching tool handle
Vc: 164 70867 Dark Bluegrey or Vc: 61 70943 Grey Blue = helmet
Vc: 179 70863 Gunmetal Grey = guns
Ha: 33 Matt Black = boots

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Thats some information there. :thumb: but very useful to have. :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:


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What Humbrol paints would be best to use to paint these figures uniform with, looking for 1914 or early Great war colours :?:
Would Hu104 or Hu68 be OK to use or are they way off for this timeline uniform colour :?: :shrug:
What paints should I get in for painting them if Humbrol have no close match :?: Anybody please advise :help:
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Telegraphist wrote:
Would Hu104 or Hu68 be OK to use

104 is Oxford Blue and 68 is Gloss Purple :shock: both way off the mark :fear:
Hu 111 Matt Uniform Grey was good but its no longer available :cry:
Vallejo 102 70830 German Fieldgrey WWII should be close enough :think:

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Cheers Ratch, :thumb: , I shall look into it, not easy when you see colours as a group and not as individual defined colours. I do not have Vallejo 102 70830 German Field grey WWII but it should be easy to find an alternative in what I have to hand, I shall order in some anyway, about time I tried out Vallejo and see how they do.
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