US Parass, Market Garden.

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Alanmccoubrey
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US Parass, Market Garden.

Post by Alanmccoubrey » Thu May 10, 2018 10:29 am

What paint do you use for the M43 "green" Para uniform in use at MG ? Acryllics only please.
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Re: US Parass, Market Garden.

Post by sediment » Thu May 10, 2018 11:40 am

I've used Vallejo US Dark green Model colour VAL893 as the basic colour, lightened or darkened to suit. I've tended to use this colour for trousers and jackets, but mix it up a little with green grey for some jackets.

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Re: US Parass, Market Garden.

Post by Adler » Thu May 10, 2018 12:12 pm

I use Humbrol/Tamiya enamels but the vallejo violet brown ( 70887) seems to work fine.
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Re: US Parass, Market Garden.

Post by Alanmccoubrey » Thu May 10, 2018 6:53 pm

Thank you both.
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Post by NTM » Thu May 10, 2018 7:36 pm

Seen some figures on Facebook painted by Sascha Herm using the Coat d'arms Olive green triad and they look very good.

https://www.blackhat.co.uk/product/cdat ... een-triad/

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I've not done much in M43 but used forest green craft paint when I did iirc. This I worked out as closest match to Vallejo 893.

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When I do some more I'll probably choose something a bit lighter.

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Re: US Parass, Market Garden.

Post by ray » Thu May 10, 2018 8:29 pm

AK 3071 is an exact match,it is a dark colour so benefits from good highlighting,or washing over white. thmbs2)
https://ak-interactive.com/product/ak30 ... een-olive/

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Re: US Parass, Market Garden.

Post by Ianwill » Fri May 11, 2018 8:06 am

Alan,

I used Vallejo 893 US dark green also for my US Airborne. 6 year old, pic not the best

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Re: US Parass, Market Garden.

Post by Alanmccoubrey » Fri May 11, 2018 8:28 am

thanks everyone. I have already gone with Humbrol 155 which Vallejo says is the same as their 887 and which I happened to have.
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Re: US Parass, Market Garden.

Post by Adler » Fri May 11, 2018 1:12 pm

Humbrol 155 is what I use for mine.
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Re: US Parass, Market Garden.

Post by Alanmccoubrey » Fri May 11, 2018 3:57 pm

Some years ago Tim Mercer gave me 10 of his US Paras so I had a go at them this morning. I'm not sure that I'll ever base them.
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