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PostSubject: Discuss: proper LEGO colour for WWII USA army uniforms   Tue May 20, 2008 7:51 pm

Sand green or tan seem to be the popular choices... sand green seems like it would be the best match, but then I noticed that BrickArms has tan for army and sand green for marines so I began to wonder whether the reference pics I'd been finding were of regular army at all... any help? scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Discuss: proper LEGO colour for WWII USA army uniforms   Tue May 20, 2008 8:06 pm

This is my expertise! cheers

I am currently planning on soon making American WWII soldiers with both dark tan and sand green uniforms.

During WWII, the US issued 2 different uniforms over the 3-4 year period. These were known as M41 and M43, or Early and Late war respectively. The M41 jacket is tan, but in real life is closer to LEGO's dark tan color. The M41 is dyed with a color called OD#3, which is just a very light shade of regular Olive Drab. The M43 Jacket was dyed with OD#7, which is your regular sand green. Also, there is the M42 uniform which was only issued to Paratroopers, and that is the same as the M41 color - Dark tan.

All uniforms varied in color because they were made in a hurry, so the color of the dyes varied from the dark tan to a more olvie color.

Both uniforms were issued with brown pants, although both summer pants and M43 pants were seen, both were closer to sand green.

I'm representing my early war figures with dark tan torso assemblies and hips, and then brown legs. The late war figures are just going to have all of the dark tan replaced by sand green.

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PostSubject: Re: Discuss: proper LEGO colour for WWII USA army uniforms   Tue May 20, 2008 8:12 pm

Exactly what I wanted, thanks much! cheers


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PostSubject: Re: Discuss: proper LEGO colour for WWII USA army uniforms   Tue May 20, 2008 8:40 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Discuss: proper LEGO colour for WWII USA army uniforms   Wed May 21, 2008 9:14 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Discuss: proper LEGO colour for WWII USA army uniforms   Wed May 21, 2008 9:23 pm

Hehe, that would be awesome!

Thanks guys!! Lol Hey there

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PostSubject: Re: Discuss: proper LEGO colour for WWII USA army uniforms   Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:15 pm

I think i would have them as Black and Green.
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PostSubject: Re: Discuss: proper LEGO colour for WWII USA army uniforms   Thu Jun 05, 2008 12:12 am

How come?

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PostSubject: Re: Discuss: proper LEGO colour for WWII USA army uniforms   Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:29 am

Well my favorite color is black and I've always liked traveling at night so it would be like midnight soldiers....
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PostSubject: Re: Discuss: proper LEGO colour for WWII USA army uniforms   Thu Jun 05, 2008 1:26 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Discuss: proper LEGO colour for WWII USA army uniforms   Mon Jun 09, 2008 3:10 pm

LOL ^

Alright, Adry, what about WWII and Soviet uniforms? Would the official TLC be proper? Decent images seem to be elusive :/
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PostSubject: Re: Discuss: proper LEGO colour for WWII USA army uniforms   Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:48 pm

I dunno....


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PostSubject: Re: Discuss: proper LEGO colour for WWII USA army uniforms   Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:02 pm

SV, when you can't find original pictures, you search for reenactors. Wink

I Google'd "Russian WWII Repro" and came up with this site, which has pictures of both original and reproduction items. Sometimes it can be hard to tell, but here's what I think...

I almost think you could do either. I personally would go with dark tan for both pants and shirt, although some may look at those pictures and say sand green. I think the sand green is too green for those items in the pictures, even though the uniforms have a bit of green in them. I would also say from personal experiences at reenactments, go with all dark tan. It's up to you though.

Also, as far as TLC's Reds go, I have no idea what the standard Russian uniform was for 1957...The government could have designed a different uniform by that time, made of a greener material. If you want to stick with purist ways, I would try to get as many of the Colonel Dovchenkos or Belloqs as you can.

EDIT: Yep, just checked it out, and the Soviets did change to a uniform before 1957 that had more green in the dye, just like we did.

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PostSubject: Re: Discuss: proper LEGO colour for WWII USA army uniforms   Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:21 pm

Thanks very much Adry! I'm bad at searching, I'm always to specific ("Russian Soviet WWII and Cold War uniforms") scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Discuss: proper LEGO colour for WWII USA army uniforms   Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:16 am

Sometimes it's hard to use Google to find what you're looking for.
I've often times wanted to find original pictures of a specific division from WWII, but you can't really find it. Sucks sometimes.

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PostSubject: Re: Discuss: proper LEGO colour for WWII USA army uniforms   Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:35 pm

Blargh.
LEGO needs to release olive drab fig parts. Neutral
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PostSubject: Re: Discuss: proper LEGO colour for WWII USA army uniforms   Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:25 pm

Ugh, I've been wanting them to do that so badly. I was hoping with the addition of dark brown in the new Indy line that they would make an olive drab, but they didn't.

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PostSubject: Re: Discuss: proper LEGO colour for WWII USA army uniforms   Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:56 am

Have you ever experimented with dyes?
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PostSubject: Re: Discuss: proper LEGO colour for WWII USA army uniforms   Tue Jun 17, 2008 2:39 pm

No, I haven't. I've heard of the use, but I don't know how it's done.

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PostSubject: Re: Discuss: proper LEGO colour for WWII USA army uniforms   Tue Jun 17, 2008 2:48 pm

Hmm. Gotta look into that sometime. I'll tell you if I find anything useful Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Discuss: proper LEGO colour for WWII USA army uniforms   Fri Jun 20, 2008 7:10 pm

Adrenaline wrote:
Ugh, I've been wanting them to do that so badly. I was hoping with the addition of dark brown in the new Indy line that they would make an olive drab, but they didn't.

How come?
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PostSubject: Re: Discuss: proper LEGO colour for WWII USA army uniforms   Sat Jun 21, 2008 12:04 am

How come what?

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PostSubject: Re: Discuss: proper LEGO colour for WWII USA army uniforms   Sat Jun 21, 2008 1:13 am

How come you want olive colors. For WW2 accuracy.

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PostSubject: Re: Discuss: proper LEGO colour for WWII USA army uniforms   Sat Jun 21, 2008 5:55 am

Exacly....
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PostSubject: Re: Discuss: proper LEGO colour for WWII USA army uniforms   Sat Jun 21, 2008 12:52 pm

Paul wrote:
For WW2 accuracy.

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