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Gordon Highlanders.Great War

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by homellop, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. homellop Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Hi all
    I'm actually painting this JMD's scottish infantryman.
    The figure is amazing,with a very dynamic pose.
    This is my progress so far.
    Could someone help me to find a Vallejo color that matches the british uniform color in this period?
    thanks in advance
    jaume

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  2. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Jaume, you could try: English uniform 921, Panzer aces canvas 314, or Flat earth 983.
    All of these are reasonable khaki, I've got the same figure, going cheap, because my eyes won't allow me to do it justice. You have made a great start.
    hope this helps,
    Carl.
  3. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    Excellent start.
    A facial expression is very wonderful.
    I know the character of the face very well.
    I'm looking forward to progress of your work very much.

    Mitsutaka
  4. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Jaume,
    Beautiful paintwork of the face!
    Looking forward to see the rest painted.

    regards,
    Marcel.
  5. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Pretty good job at face as usual Jaume !! Waiting for the rest !!

    Costas
  6. Elaphus Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Hello Jaume,

    fantastic face, it looks absolut realistic

    Great painting, i wait to see more

    Greetings

    Karsten
  7. caramba Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Poland
    Looking great so far! Can't wait to see more progress shots!
    M.
  8. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Excellent work so far Jaume

    Marc
  9. rheath Active Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    Gordon Highlander

    Can only echo the other chaps, this is great start mate, I would also look at what Carl Barton mention re : colours, I have also taken note.

    Can't wait to see further progress. RobH.:eek:
  10. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Rob, a short boring history lesson.The name of the colour khaki coined in British India comes from the Hindustani language usage of the incorporated Persian and Lurish word khak meaning dust, and khaki meaning dusty, dust covered or earth colored. It has been used by many armies around the world for camouflage uniforms. Most notably, khaki was used by the British Army in India beginning in 1848.
    The shade Of British khaki varied to some degree, due to the shear numbers of uniforms required. Various suppliers, manufacturers, would have influenced the shade. That is the reason for me suggesting several "khaki shades."
    Sorry to bore you all.
    Cheers,
    Carl.
  11. homellop Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Hi Folks!
    Thank you for the nice comments.
    Carl,thanks for the suggestions.I've finally chosen Flat Earth.I think it matches quite good the tint I've seen in several pictures of real garments and repros.And it looks really nice compared with the face tone.

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    all the best
    jaume
  12. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Jaume, He's looking great, can't wait to see the finished article.
    Found the Gordon Highlanders tartan, they wore the Black watch plaid, prior to 1778. Then the yellow stripe was added. Glad to be of assistance with regard to the colours.
    Cheers,
    Carl.

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  13. homellop Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Hi Carl
    Again,thanks for the help :)
    Another question.I've seen,from different sources,the webbing and equipment in different colors.Buff,green yellow and light yellow.Is it another case of wear and tear or there were different models/materials?
    tia
    jaume
  14. jjgurk Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I really like the contrast between the fleshtones and the khaki.
    John
  15. rej Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Jaume you know that no words can equal your painting talent, so I would just say that it is out of this World........you paint like an Immortal!!!!
    Hope I can see this gem and whatever you'll be bringing in less then two months time.........
    Keep safe my friend...........

    Carl thanks also for the colour and history tips, well taken by most I presume!!!

    Ray ;)
  16. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Jaume, Most if not all of the blancoed webbing was in the light green shade. Blanco was required, as per regulations, and issued to ALL units with 1908 pattern web equipment . It was applied to the outside facing area of the webbing only. (avoids marks on the uniform.)
    The blanko was issued in a dry form. You mixed with water and applied with a toothbrush or rag. When out of the line they cleaned and maintained thier kit the best they could. After the initial application the touch up and continued usage was up to the whim of the Officer/ NCO. But most British NCOs I think could be quoted as saying "Clean and colour that webbing My lad, or your be on a charge!" So to answer your question, troops just back in to the line would have a light green webbing. This would soon weather/wear, to the original buff colour of the natural cotton material.
    Glad to be of assistance,
    Carl.
  17. Fernando Ruiz Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Un trabajo espectacular, Jaume. Como siempre. Atento a los avances.
    FeR

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