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how to paint a ww2 british soldier ?

Discussion in 'Painting Techniques' started by Remebrandt, Jul 21, 2019.

  1. Remebrandt New Member

    I have plenty of Tamiya Commonwealth troops but I do not know what colors to use for them because I plenty of paints and colors but still I have no idea what to use for base color?
  2. Paul Kernan A Fixture

    Hi Marc....I'm guessing you paint with acrylics. If so, I'd think Vallejo English Uniform would be a good start for a WW2 uniform.
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  3. Remebrandt New Member

    what is I thought and now to figure on my own the colors for highlighting and shading but not worry I have already known this before .
  4. razor A Fixture

    I would add basic flesh tone or sand for the highlights, and German cammo black-brown for the shadows.
    Hope that's a starting point for you.
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  5. Kimmo Active Member

    Vallejo makes a good basic set for British, German, Russian and US WW2 figures. Link to to the British set:


    No need to buy the whole set if you have plenty of paint, just use the references and mix up something close. Khaki and Buff are good for highlighting, and US Olive Drab (70.887) is good for shadows, as is the Dark Camo Brown already mentioned.

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  6. Remebrandt New Member

    thank you but I found that I have those paints already .
  7. Martin64 A Fixture

    Quote from another recent thread. I just wonder what you get from opening that kind of threads Marc - regardless what account name you use Mcsneed etc.
    You will never paint anything but you enjoy waisting the time of others playing this game - why?
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  8. Remebrandt New Member

    the difference is when I was asking for help I had two things stopping me from painting one was work and the other was being a caregiver at night to my late mother any more questions also the fact I had no one to go to for any information during this period which was from 70's to the 90's I hope these helps you now .
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