I have a dilemma, or possibly a trilemma if such a thing exists. I am watching the DVD “The Battle of Westerplatte 1939” and it appears that the Polish khak uniform is significantly greener than most painting guides suggest – assuming the film makers got it right and my TV colour balance is correct.
So, looking at the title photo on this post, should I:
a. Try to repaint these fellows?
b. Paint their reinforcements as their existing comrades?
c. Use a greener tint and claim it was a different issue or that colour has faded in the field?
A second question. Does anyone know which of the two tents in the photo would be more appropriate as to colour for Polish forces in 1939?
At Waterloo in June 2015 I will be portraying a major of the 1st Foot (Royal Scots).
I have been working on the bicorne hat which I purchased on Ebay, and have achieved this:
But apart from the Waterloo event in 2005 when temperatures reached 38c (100f), every reenactment I have done in Belgium has been wet and muddy, so I have made a cover to protect the glorious appearance of the headgear.
I searched the internet and every reference book I own for a pattern for the waterproof cover to no avail, so finally had to design my own. I find it amazing that although there are so many references to covers for headgear in this period there is little evidence as to how they were constructed.