Monday, January 10, 2011

Coat d'arms World War II German paint set

I'm doing some 20mm WWII German figures up for TMP and i thought this might be a good chance to try out some new colours in a range of paints that I've been buying occasionally from Maelstrom in the UK. So they've turned up but now i have to work out what each colour is designed for as the descriptions are vague and they don't seem to match other colours even using silicon dragons excellent color match software. Black Hat miniatures in the UK are the distributor? for this paint range and they have a pdf download which gives some idea but doesn't seem to cover all the colours in the pack.


Colours in the set are numbered below with the suggestions from the Black Hat pdf:
  • 102 black - boots
  • 227 field grey - ?
  • 503 military green - zeltbahn base colour
  • 505 green grey - helmet
  • 515 black green - gas mask case
  • 516 iron grey - early war trousers
  • 518 field blue - ?
  • 521 army green -  gas mask cape (this is a bit strange as I've yet to see a figure with a cape being worn)
  • 525 uniform grey - early war tunic, late war tunic and pants
  • 533 slate grey - ammo pouches
Also needed would be a flesh, 509 (brick red) & 514 (pale green) for the stripes and pattern on the zeltbahn, brown for late war boots and water bottle cover, green and white for early war shoulder patches and insignia.
Colour chart from Black Hat Miniatures website
 Olympian Games in Canberra sell these paints although they don't list this set on their website and have a good jpg of the WW2 range shot through the bottom of the bottles.

Cardinal Hawkwood has kindly put in his opinion and taking that and what my own guesses are the revised table might look something like this:
  • 102 black - early war boots, ammo pouches
  • 227 field grey - tunics
  • 503 military green - mess tin, summer uniform
  • 505 green grey - early war trousers and tunic
  • 515 black green - bare helmet & gas mask case
  • 516 iron grey - early war trousers
  • 518 field blue - luftwaffe field division uniform
  • 521 army green -  gas mask cape , summer uniform
  • 525 uniform grey - early war tunic, late war tunic and pants
  • 533 slate grey - tunics

2 comments:

  1. I got the horse tone set. I am really happy with the colours. I got the Japanese Uniform colour. Did not like that at all.

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  2. I saw the colour swatch, it looks like calf scours. nasty.

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