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 Post subject: WW2 Italian Infantry
PostPosted: Sun 26 Feb 2017 11:09 am 
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Was there an official colour for Army uniforms :?: I have several references but none name the colour and they all look different - from a pale grey to a darker blueish grey and an even more blue-grey as well as various sandy shades for desert uniforms :help:

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 Post subject: Re: WW2 Italian Infantry
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I looked this one up with an eye to painting the airfix WWII Italians.
The Basic (official) colour, apart from specialist ones, ie; desert colours, was Grey-green but that came in a wide range of variants (darker to lighter ) mainly due to the Italian Producers during WWII using recycled wools and thier dyes weren´t always the best Quality.
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http://www.flamesofwar.com/Default.aspx ... art_id=413
...gives a decent rough guide to the variants (fatigue, Tropical etc)

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 Post subject: Re: WW2 Italian Infantry
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Thanks Paul, interesting they call it grey-green as (to my eye) it looks to have a blue in it :shrug: I'm not sure which Vallejo paints the FWP numbers refer to :scratch:

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 Post subject: Re: WW2 Italian Infantry
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Ratch wrote:
I'm not sure which Vallejo paints the FWP numbers refer to :scratch:

FWP, are these not the Flames of War paint colour callouts?

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 Post subject: Re: WW2 Italian Infantry
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Ratch wrote:
Thanks Paul, interesting they call it grey-green as (to my eye) it looks to have a blue in it :shrug: I'm not sure which Vallejo paints the FWP numbers refer to :scratch:

Sorry..the link was to Show the Basic colours of the uniforms, not what colours, Humbrol or whatever.
The colours ( Vallejo) from the Warlord Games Italian Army Paint Set (Europe/Russian Front)
Uniform and side cap: Vallejo 866 Grey-Green
Webbing and backpack: Vallejo 843 - Cork Brown
Puttees and Shirt: Vallejo 992 - Neutral Grey
Water bottle and patches on camo roll: Vallejo 866 Grey Green
Blanket roll: Vallejo 988 - Khaki
Camo Roll: Vallejo 882 (Middlestone) and 908 (Carmine Red)

Oh..and Warlord Games have free painting guides as digital Downloads..you neen to have an account with them though
https://store.warlordgames.com/collecti ... l-download

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 Post subject: Re: WW2 Italian Infantry
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Brilliant, thanks :cheers:

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