French Infantry Uniforms: White or Grey?

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French Infantry Uniforms: White or Grey?

Post by curassier » Mon May 09, 2005 10:59 pm

Barry,

Any suggestions as to how you do your French infantry uniforms - are they white or light grey, unbleached wool or what?

Also can you give me dimensions in mm for your WSS flags?

Many thanks

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Post by barr7430 » Tue May 10, 2005 8:25 am

Uniforms:

I think anything from White through to Mid grey will be ok. I don't believe there was a regulation colour at this stage and the various sources I have read are not particularly prescriptive. Interestingly when browsing through the details in Sapherson's Dutch Army of William III any random entry can be describe thus:

Grey coat faced red(Source A)
White coat faced red(Source B).


This would be for the SAME unit and is obviously an issue of interpretation.

I think the question is how do you define `white'(offwhite, bleached wool, brilliant dulux white???)

My suggestion is to avoid `flat' black and white mixes and go for :

Mix of medium flesh and black - as initial base coat - lighten first time with more flesh and then after with white. This gives a very interesting greyish shade.

Try also working up from a blueish grey to grey white.

Another tip would be to make your final highlight `off white' such as Vallejo Ivory or Workshop Bleached bone.

I think this is worth a QND Guide.


On the flags: Ref against QND Guide on Flag making but the dims are 50 mm in the hoist, 53mm in the fly.

Hope this helps

B :D
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Post by curassier » Tue May 10, 2005 6:54 pm

Many thanks as ever.
Curassier.
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