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Accurate US Army Uniform Color (Late War, ETO)?

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  • From: Littleton, Colorado
Accurate US Army Uniform Color (Late War, ETO)?
Posted by harp.ta on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 10:15 PM

I'm painting up a couple Tamiya 35th scale figures to go in a diorama with an M26 Pershing.  The guide that comes with the figures suggests XF-60 (Dark Yellow) for the shirt, XF-52 (Dark Earth) for the pants, and XF-57 (Buff) for the putties/stirrups/leggings but that doesn't seem right to me (early war maybe but not late war...?).  Anyway, I'm wondering what colors everyone uses to represent late-war ETO US troops in the field (base color & highlight color) for the various uniform parts.

I'm also wondering if anyone has any wisdom to share as it pertains to painting stowage of the same era - specifically field bags, tarpaulin, canvas vehicle covers, and sleeping bags that are painted in XF-49 (Khaki).  I was thinking of using a Khaki Drab base then highlighting with Khaki on top of that (I previously tried XF-49 as a base with Buff and Deck Tan for highlights which was a massive failure!!!).

Any help would be most appreciated!

On the Bench:

  • Tamiya 1/48 A-1J Skyraider (USAF)
  • Tamiya 1/35 Panzer III Ausf L
  • Tamiya 1/35 M26 Pershing

In the Fridge:

  • Melvin 2x4 DIPA
  • Alpine Brewing Duet IPA
  • Eddyline Brewing Epic Day DIPA

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 12:40 AM

This site has the best guidelines...

 

http://www.usarmymodels.com/guidetopainting.html

 

lots of good stuff... 

 

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  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Littleton, Colorado
Posted by harp.ta on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 8:30 PM

Thanks Stik, thats exactly what I needed!

On the Bench:

  • Tamiya 1/48 A-1J Skyraider (USAF)
  • Tamiya 1/35 Panzer III Ausf L
  • Tamiya 1/35 M26 Pershing

In the Fridge:

  • Melvin 2x4 DIPA
  • Alpine Brewing Duet IPA
  • Eddyline Brewing Epic Day DIPA

"Why do they lock gas station restrooms?  Are they afraid someone might clean them?"

- George Carlin

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 8:37 PM

You're welcome. 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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