French Armour colours

French Armour colours

Postby wargameroz » 09 Jan 2018

Hi

With both the RF and BG Blitzkrieg books now in the stable I need some ideas for painting my French armour and soft skins please

I’m slowly moving to Lifecolour and Humbrol acrylics but still use Tamiya and Humbrol enamels for some colours
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Re: French Armour colours

Postby Fire at Will » 09 Jan 2018

For my non-camouflaged French vehicles & guns I have used a 50/50 blend of Humbrol enamel grass green (80) and Khaki (26)
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Re: French Armour colours

Postby Alanmccoubrey » 09 Jan 2018

Life Color does all the French colours .
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Re: French Armour colours

Postby gebhk » 09 Jan 2018

I painted my French vehicle s a loooong time ago (when AlBy used to come to Wheels'n'tTracks and dinosaurs roamed the Earth), so memory somewhat dimmed. If I recall correctly, although a uniform vehicle painting regulation was issued shortly before the 1940 campaign, this came too late to make a huge impact and, therefore, most vehicles were painted in each manufacturer's own pet colour schemes. I am no expert in this matter, so took the info on faith from the relevant books - and, of course, this approach made for a lot more fun. I found Touraine/Vauvillier's L'automobile sous l'uniforme invaluable in this endeavour although I'm afraid I never had the courage to attempt the naked woman camo-steganography.
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Re: French Armour colours

Postby wargameroz » 10 Jan 2018

Are the MiG colours suited for brush painting or only air brush?
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Re: French Armour colours

Postby Chris S » 10 Jan 2018

If you like Lifecolor, why not just use those. As Alan says all the French colours are in the range.
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