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Very dumb question

Posted by Bramble15 on 20 Jul 2012, 19:09

:oops: I am looking to start painting some HAT Prussian musketeers and grenadiers and questioning what blue to use. I will be using Vallejo paint.
The reason I feel dumb is because I have (and have used) Vallejo Prussian blue!!! Something to me just looks a little bright. Is it just me?
Can someone smack me in the right direction?
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Posted by Paul on 20 Jul 2012, 19:42

IMHO, never trust the colours as written on the "box" to give the colour in reality.
What colour was your basing?
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Posted by MABO on 20 Jul 2012, 22:12

I would use a dark blue and a light blue for lights and effects. That is the way I did it.
http://bennosfiguresforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4972&p=68068&hilit=Prussian#p68068
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Posted by Marshall Nay on 21 Jul 2012, 09:52

Hi Bramble,
Prussian Blue is the popular name of the bright blue artist's color ferric ferrocyanide. The Vallejo name may referring to THAT color, not Prussian uniforms. So there may be a good reason why it seems too bright to you.

But I know nothing about Prussian uniforms; one of the experts here like Paul or Mabo may have a better recommendation as to what other color is best to use. :thumbup:
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Posted by Paul on 21 Jul 2012, 10:33

I´m no expert on Napoleonic uniform colours but if I was aiming for something like prussian blue I would go for a violet-blue with some green added, that or blue with black and highlight by using less black or just adding white to the first mix.
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Posted by Bramble15 on 22 Jul 2012, 13:03

Thanks for advice guys.

@ Paul - I have based them in black.

I think I am going to pull a couple practice figures and try a few times before giving it a serious go.
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Posted by Peter on 07 Aug 2012, 11:48

I've painted some Prussians a while ago and panted the uniform blue with a black wash. It gives a rather dark look.
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