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Questions on the color of Herman G long coat
Wolf-Leader
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Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 01:58 PM UTC
I'm starting to paint a 120mm figure of the Luftwaffe commander Herman G.
So with this in mind,I would like to know what the color is his coat?Based on what I've heard it's a blue color,but what color of blue is it?If it is a blue color,which color would be best?
I use acrylic paints,mainly Jo Sonja acrylic paints.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
Vicious
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Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 03:14 PM UTC
Since you're talking about Hermann I would look for a color picture and try to make a mix close enough for you, because Goering was so fond of luxury that it made Paris Hilton look like a rug doll, everything he wore was tailor-made for him and from the pictures he had an infinitude of different Uniforms I doubt that for him it was a problem that the color was not a perfect match to the official one ... also because it was he who chose the official colors for the Luftwaffe

my 2 cents
Biggles2
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Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 03:26 AM UTC
There is this, possibly colorized, photo of H.G.:
https://www.larousse.fr/encyclopedie/images/Hermann_G%C3%B6ring/1310782
Appears to be the same color as his uniform - sky blue, with white turnbacks. Also about the same color as WWl Austro-Hungarian troops.