MIG US Paratrooper paint set.

The Grandad

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Dear all I have a problem I have bought this set and I am confused as to which color is used where. can some one help me out please. there is a diagram on the box but it is so confusing. the colours are;
AMMO-F504 YELLOW GREEN
AMMO-F560 KHAKI GREY
AMMO-F561 GREEN VIOLET
AMMO-F562 LIGHT OCHRE
AMMO-F563 BUFF
AMMO-F564 MILITARY GREEN

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Looking at the diagram (which is quite small) I would say they work like this…

Military green - helmet.
Yellow green - gloves.
Buff - webbing.
Green violet - not sure, but looks like a clothing panel? Could also be the clothing shade colour, but looks a bit too green.
Khaki grey - clothing main colour.
Light ochre - clothing highlight.

Hope that helps Andrew. If not, try finding a review of the set or asking Ammo….
 

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Looking at the diagram (which is quite small) I would say they work like this…

Military green - helmet.
Yellow green - gloves.
Buff - webbing.
Green violet - not sure, but looks like a clothing panel? Could also be the clothing shade colour, but looks a bit too green.
Khaki grey - clothing main colour.
Light ochre - clothing highlight.

Hope that helps Andrew. If not, try finding a review of the set or asking Ammo….
What I have worked out is.
military green - helmet
Yellow green - uniform
Green violet - pocket bellows and knee/elbow patches
Buff - ?
Khaki grey - ?
Light ochre - ?
 

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I would wait for some one like Paul E to see this or Rick .
There's plenty of stuff on the web, that colour chart is not the clearest by s long way .
 

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Looks like the green violet is supposed to be used for the additional clothing patches and pockets added from canvas.

This site is pretty good for Market Garden period.

and this one is pretty good for earlier uniforms.

This is good for general uniform info.

What I would say though, is that US uniforms went through a rapid flux as the war progressed, starting drab, and ending green. As with all combatants, the uniforms faded and had variation in dye lots, so pretty much anything based on the second, forth, and fifth colours of the pack will work for you.
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I know they’re German, but these are all original battledresses. American uniforms would exhibit similar variation…..
 
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