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    Can anyone suggest a colour to use for natural leather. Paticularly British and French SYW. As most of my painting guides just give the above description for belts etc. Vallejo please. Thanks in advance

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    Belts as issued would have been natural buff leather, how long they would remain so in the field…


    Have a read of this



    FWIW, I use Vallejo av874 USA Tan over white primer.


    Obvious contrarian and passive aggressive old prat, who is taken far too seriously by some and not seriously enough by others.

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    I use Miniature masters coffee colour with a brown wash over it.  Then if you want it lighter add white

    Very similar to buff.

    I have used Miniature master leather with white added, it works as well.

    What scale figures the smaller the figure the lighter the colour is my normal rule.

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