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What colour for Nap chinscales and badges?

Posted by manfred on 20 Mar 2016, 19:05

What colour acrylic do people use for the chinstraps, shako badges and cartridge case badges of French napoleonic troops?

Thanks in advance.
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Posted by Peter on 20 Mar 2016, 20:44

For regular troops it is best to use bronze or brass color. Officers gold. Just my five cents! ;-)
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Posted by Kekso on 20 Mar 2016, 22:14

To be honest I use Vallejo bronze paint for all "gold alike" parts of uniforms and equipment.
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Posted by Beano Boy on 21 Mar 2016, 06:17

Yes manfred,i paint Gold or Silver over black,and that works for me on 24mm Figures.
However my style of painting is toy soldier style,but guys into perfect model painting might feel much more comfy using colours that are correct and proper. Have Fun Painting. BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 21 Mar 2016, 07:12

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I found this picture produced by Hat Industries very helpful in my painting. The chinscales are raised up and tied up looped over the red white and blue thing on the hat,and figures are often modelled like this, and of course with the tied up under the chin,both are most correct. BB
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Posted by davbenbak1 on 24 Mar 2016, 22:29

Great pics for a question I've been wondering about. How about the straps on the backpack?
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