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Painting Khaki drill

Discussion in 'Acrylics' started by montythefirst, Jun 21, 2015.

  1. montythefirst Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Guys

    Can anyone recommend a triad using vallejo colours to paint khaki drill uniforms like the one below worn by the British army in north africa?

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  2. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    I would recommend you start with a base of English Uniform, which is a dark brown green colour and add Ivory and Sunny Fleshtone to create Khaki Drill.

    The ratios are only approximate, and will need to be varied to suit your taste, but I would use 1 drop of English Uniform to 2 drops of Ivory and 1 drop of Sunny Fleshtone.
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  3. Ferris A Fixture

    Another way would be to start with a mix of 988(?) Khaki and Basic skintone 815. Add English uniform and SS camouflage black brown for shades, add Basic skintone for lights.

    Another version: Base consistong of English Uniform plus Basic skintone (1:2?).

    Thanks for your suggestions Tony. Will give them a try as well.

    Cheers
    Adrian
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  4. montythefirst Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    thanks guys

    Tony do you have any picture examples of your method
  5. Tubby-Nuts2 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Although, what may start out as one colour, would fade into another due to the bleaching by the sun! .. So I would not worry too much about exact colouration because it changes. As an example, which of these is correct ??


    8tharmy_header.jpg . AT%20KD%201.jpg . 4569_566860574952_25104897_34311458_7356732_n.jpg . british8tharmyuniform.jpg . a5cd36afaef7e5537692ed17b3e412d3.jpg .

    I think you have a really diverse field of colour which can be used and within context.;)

    Regards,

    Mark
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