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WW2 Painting Guide: Early-Mid War Spanish and Germans
Posted 19 Jul 2003
My WW2 Axis figures are early-mid War Germans but actually represent the Spanish Blue Division. To be honest the only distinguishing feature is the Spanish flag patch on their right shoulder; otherwise wore standard German uniforms.
Although officially the tunic and trousers were different colours, with wear they quickly assumed a general 'grey' look. Since 'field grey' is supposed to be grey with a bit of green, Roland made a grey by mixing black and white and then added a bit of green. The helmet is the same, but with more black added.
The closest I can came to when reproducing Roland's colour scheme using Coat D'arms was:
|Tunic & Trousers||
212 Dark Grey (4 Parts)
227 Field Grey (1 Part)
|Trim on Epaulettes||101 White|
|Helmet||A darker shade of the tunic. Same mix with some black added.|
|Belt Pouch||528 Russian Brown|
|Water Bottle (Body)||519 Chocolate Brown|
|Gas Cape/Sheet||521 Army Green|
|Bayonet Sheath||524 Tan Earth|
|Wood on Rifle||519 Chocolate Brown|
213 Flesh (4 parts)
214 Suntanned Flesh (1 part)
|Boots, belts, straps, Map Case Straps, Water Bottle (top and straps), binoculars, metal on rifle, and most everything else||102 Black|
Check out Steven's Blue Division for more photos.