Since I probably won't be getting my paint any time in the near future, I decided to experiment with some colors that I've used in the past to (kind of) mimic the OG-107 uniform, which was used by the U.S. Army, along with a number of other countries, from the 1950's to about the 1980's (I'm sure other countries still use it).
I couldn't really find any painting guides for Korean War infantry out there, so I guess I'm the first.
Anyway, here it is!
Paints you'll need:
Vallejo Olive Grey
Vallejo Flat Brown
Some sort of skin tone
Vallejo Flat Black
A black wash
Step 1: The Base
|First, add a good coat of black.|
|Next, drybrush on Vallejo Olive Grey, then give it a black wash (I used GW's Nuln Oil).|
Step 2: Equipment check!
|Give the backpack and other equipment a coat of Flat Brown.|
|After you do that, drybrush on some Vallejo Khaki to the equipment, but also paint the helmet khaki. I would recommend dabbing on some Vallejo Flat Brown or Olive Grey for the camouflage on the helmet cover.|
|This is what the helmet should look like.|
|Paint the straps Vallejo Buff, and highlight the helmet Buff as well.|
Step 3: This is my rifle, this is my gun
|Paint the M1 Garand (if your soldier's got one) Vallejo Flat Brown, and the metal parts either Flat Black or Gunmental.|
Step 4: Sick kicks, bro...
|Paint the flesh whatever skin tone you feel like. Just a quick fact, the Korean War was the first conflict where units in the U.S. Army were not entirely segregated. Also, a number of countries fought in it.|
|Paint the boots Flat Black.|
|Right after the wash.|
Like I said, this is a pretty vague painting guide, so it's not completely historically accurate, but at least it's close.