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Vallejo colors for WW II German "Kharkov Parka"?

Discussion in 'General Figure Talk' started by Paster03, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. Paster03 Active Member

    Hello everyone!

    I'm going to paint Life Miniatures bust - German MG42 Tripod Carrier, Kharkov .


    He's wearing "Kharkov Parka" and I don't know which colour is the best to paint it.
    I've done some research and found these three paints:

    - Vallejo Model Color #830 German Field Grey WW II
    - Vallejo Model color #920 German Uniform
    - Vallejo Panzer Aces #334 German Tank Crew (Field Grey) I

    Local store doesn't offer Vallejo and I must buy them online so I need some help from someone who was using them.

  2. Ferris A Fixture


    I think 830 should be quite ok, it's a rather greyish dark green.

    What other greens do you already have? Maybe you can mix something and not buy anything?
    Any greyish dark green can be tweaked with some black, grey or flesh colour to make a suitable colour.
    Let me know if you need suggestions. I can try things out if I happen to have the colour you have.

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  3. Gary D PlanetFigure Supporter

  4. Paster03 Active Member

    Thank You very much for replies guys! Website was very helpful Gary ;)

    I have Catachan/Castellan Green and Elysian Green from Citadel palette, but Elysian is definitely bad colour for that and Castellan may be good if I mix it with something. But I've decided to buy three Vallejos from Gary's website - #830 (as You also said), #862, #886, because I think Field Gray is quite hard colour to achieve and it's good to have it. I think I will mix Castellan/Elysian Greens and maybe flesh colours with #830 to add different tones to the parka.
  5. Sturm Grenadier Well-Known Member

    FG.jpg Hello Paster03, H&V has a nice set of Vallejo colors for field grey. Maybe these will help. Regards, SG
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  7. JonG Member

    Could always do it as a late war guy, in the Ardennes and do it in 3 tone Italian camo?...I dont think you would need to convert the buttons on the front to the full length parka either.

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