USMC WW II Camo Colors

Discussion in 'Painting Techniques' started by Chuck Willis, Mar 22, 2017.

  1. Chuck Willis New Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Greetings everyone. I'm more of a novice when it comes to figure painting (1/35 scale), but I practice regularly and do show signs of improvement. I usually build 1/35 scale AFVs and small, simple bases for mounting the finished project. I currently have a few WW II USMC vehicles painted and would like to add some figures to help add a bit more 'life' to the vignette. Could someone provide me with their color recipe for painting WW II USMC camo fatigues, in particular the base coat the camo blotches are printed over. I usually paint with Vallejo acrylics, so if anyone has a recipe using Vallejo colors, that would be fantastic.

    Thanks,

    chuck
  2. web-one1 Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Chuck
    I'm not sure how much this can help you but I found it very informative and assisted me in several paint jobs recently as like you I'm a Vallejo paint person, one thing I can tell you having collected U.S.M.C. uniforms in the past the colour does vary for the background from light to darker tones

    regards Alan

    http://www.militarymodelling.com/forums/postings.asp?th=23796
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  3. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Try this. COLOR NOTES2.jpg
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  4. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Nice one Tony ...have you a link for this or others ?

    Nap
  5. web-one1 Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    A small note that the camouflage Tony has posted is a commercial civilian varient of the P42 'Frogskin' camo used by the U.S.M.C and the colours were not as vibrant

    Alan IMG_0219.JPG
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  6. Chuck Willis New Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks to everyone who responded. These comments and replies are most helpful and will give a point of reference when getting started. Thanks for taking the time to reply here.

    Cheers!

    chuck
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  7. Jim Active Member

    Great reference material!

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