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German Uniforms of WWII plus a reference guide for Vallejo Paints

by Panzer Models February 26, 2017 4 Comments

German Uniforms of WWII plus a reference guide for Vallejo Paints

We are posting this because it's nice to have this kind of information in one place, instead of having to go hunting for it on forums and across social media. Enclosed is some valuable information that may be of some use to anyone working with Vallejo paints on their 1:35 scale WWII figures. See below for images of WWII German Uniforms, including a breakdown of the clothing and equipment pictured. Then colour reference Vallejo charts for accurately recreating the look and feel of the period.

Fallschirmjäger Unteroffizier (Corporal), 1944


Fallschirmjäger Unteroffizier (Corporal), 1944
 
01 - Fallschirmschützen-Stahlhelm 38 jump helmet
02 - Fallschirmschützen Bluse camouflage sweatshirt in "Splittermuster" camo, rank insignia on the sleeves, Luftwaffe eagle on the right breast
03 - M-37 trousers
04 - M-38 gas mask in a tarpaulin bag
05 - 9 mm MP-40 SMG
06 - Ammo pouches for MP-40, main belt and webbing
07 - M-31 canteen in "Fliegerblau"- "aviation blue"
08 - M-31 breadbag
09 - folding shovel
10 - Ziess 6x30 binoculars
11 - Boots

    German Captain (Hauptmann), 1940 


    German Captain (Hauptmann), 1940

    01- M-38 officers' forage cap
    02 - M-35 helmet with Heeres markings
    03 - M-35 officers' jacket, white markings on the collar tabs and shoulder straps (Waffenfarbe Weiss)- infantry
    04 - M-34 officers' belt
    05 - Zeiss 6x30 binoculars
    06 - SA sport badge
    07 - Compass
    08 - M-35 map pouch
    09 - Holster for Luger P-08 pistol
    10 - Officers' gloves
    11 - Boots
    12 - Watch

    German Cavalry Sergeant Major (Oberwachtmeister) 1939-40 

     

    German Cavalry Sergeant Major (Oberwachtmeister) 1939-40

    01 - M-35 steel helmet
    02 - Feldgrau jacket with gold ("Waffenfarbe Goldgelb") markings of the cavalry
    03 - Steingrau cavalry breeches
    04 - Black leather belt
    05 - Holster for Luger P-08 pistol
    06 - Leather webbing- "Koppeltraggestell"
    07 - Cavalry boots with spurs
    08 - M-38 gas mask
    09 - Anti-mustard gas cloth
    10 - Trumpet

    German Corporal (Unteroffizier), 1939-1940


    German Corporal (Unteroffizier), 1939-1940
    01 - M-35 field jacket with Unteroffizier's insignia
    02 - M-35 steel helmet with Heeres markings
    03 - Zeltbahn M-31 tent cloth in “Splittermuster” camouflage
    04 - Grey ("Steingrau") trousers
    05 - Leather belt
    06 - Anti-mustard gas cloth
    07 - M-38 gas mask
    08 - M-24 grenade
    09 - Black leather ammo pouches
    10 - M-31 aluminium canteen
    11 - Boots
    12 - 7.92 mm Mauser 98k rifle
    13 - Seitengewehr 84/98 bayonet
    14 - Wire cutting shears

    Panzertruppe Leutnant, 1939 


    Panzertruppe Leutnant, 1939
      01 - Officers' cap with with pink band of the armoured corps ("Waffenfarbe Rosa")
      02 - Black officers' jacket, Prussian Death Hussars' Totenkopf on the collar tabs.
      03 - Grey shirt 
      04 - Armoured troops' trousers
      05 - Officers' boots
      06 - Headphones
      07 - Laryngophone
      08 - Protective goggles
      09 - M-34 leather belt
      10 - Leather holster for Luger P-08 pistol
      11 - Leather gloves
      12 - Standard grey socks
      13 - M-31 Meldetasche- map pouch
      14 - Zeiss 6x30 binoculars

      Private, Volksgrenadier Division, Italy/Greece, 1944

       

      Private, Volksgrenadier Division, Italy/Greece, 1944

      01 - M-40 helmet
      02 - M-43 summer jacket
      03 - Ski trousers
      04 - Shirt
      05 - Socks
      06 - Boots
      07 - M-41 leggings
      08 - Main belt
      09 - Ammo pouches
      10 - M-38 webbing
      11 - Military songbook
      12 - M-24 grenade
      13 - Face net
      14 - M-38 gas mask
      15 - 7.92 mm Mauser 98k rifle
      16 - M-84/98 bayonet
      17 - "Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen"- Infantry assault badge

      SS- Haupsturmfuhrer (Captain)


      SS- Haupsturmfuhrer (Captain)

       

      01 - M-38 SS officers' jacket, with SD rhombus on the left sleeve, silver chevron on the right sleeve means that the uniform owner joined NSDAP before 30.01.1933
      02 - Schirmmütze officers' cap
      03 - M-44 officers' trousers
      04 - M-34 officers' belt
      05 - Decorations:
      - Iron Cross 1st Class
      - ribbons: "Kriegsverdienstkreuz" (war service cross), medal for the winter campaign on the eastern front 1941/42, bronze SA sport badge
      06 - Ehrendegen des Reichsführers-SS, "Reichsfuhrer's Honorary Sword"
      07 - Totenkopfring der SS

      SS-Reiter (Private), 8. SS-Kavallerie Division "Florian Geyer", Summer 1944 


       SS-Reiter (Private), 8. SS-Kavallerie Division "Florian Geyer", Summer 1944

      01 - M-40 Feldmutze field cap
      02 - M-40 helemt with SS badges
      03 - Feldbluse 44- new sweatshirt, inspired by the British battle dress, cavalry markings on the shoulder straps
      04 - Trousers
      05 - M-35 belt
      06 - Wool shirt
      07 - M-39 webbing
      08 - "Florian Geyer" division armband
      09 - Woollen gloves
      10 - Panzerfaust 60
      11 - 7.92 mm Sturmgewehr 44
      12 - M-84/98 bayonet 
      13 - Tarpaulin ammo pouches
      14 - M-24 grenade
      15 - Waffen SS payment book
      16 - M-31 canteen
      17 - M-43 leather boots
      18 - Leggings

      Waffen SS Sturmmann (Corporal), Normandy 1944


      Waffen SS Sturmmann (Corporal), Normandy 1944

       

      01 - M-40 helmet with SS badges
      02 - M-43 SS Feldbluse, Sturmmann's insignia on the collar tabs and left sleeve, Iron Cross 2nd Class ribbon on the button
      03 - Trousers from the Drillichtanzug 43 uniform, in "Tupfenmuster" camo
      04 - SS main belt with webbing
      05 - Patronentasche für MP-Magazine, ammo pouches for MP-38/40
      06 - Map pouch
      07 - 9mm MP-40 SMG
      08 - Breadbag, canteen, Zeltbahn tent cloth
      09 - Boots
      10 - Gas mask canister

      Sergeant Major (Feldwebel), Luftwaffe, Africa, 1943

      Sergeant Major (Feldwebel), Luftwaffe, Africa, 1943

       

      01 - M-41 field cap with Luftwaffe eagle
      02 - M-41 Luftwaffe tropical jacket, yellow collar tabs of the flying personnel
      03 - Linen trousers
      04 - Main belt with holster for the P-08 pistol
      05 - "Afrika" armband of the Luftwaffe's African theater units
      06 - Leather gloves
      07 - Oxygen mask (bomber version)
      08 - Linen pilots' cap with earphones
      09 - Life jacket
      10 - Leather boots
      11 - Aviation goggles
      12 - Kappmesser M-37 knife
      13 - "Hankart" watch
      14 - Compass
      15 - Map
      16 - Deutsches Kreuz in Gold- Golden German Cross, established 1941
      17 - Iron Cross 1st Class
      18 - Luftwaffe pilot badge
      19 - Bomber crew badge
      20 - Pilot's military ID


      Captain (Kapitanleutnant)- U-boat Commander, 1941

       

      Captain (Kapitanleutnant)- U-boat Commander, 1941

       

      01 - Officers' jacket, Kapitanleutnant insignia 
      02 - Kninght's Cross of the Iron Cross
      03 - U-boat crew badge
      04 - Unofficial badges of the 1st and 9th U-boat flotilas
      05 - Cigarettes
      06 - Kriegsmarine officers' cap
      07 - Leather gloves
      08 - Leather "U-Boot-Päckchen" - U-boat battle dress
      09 - Boots
      10 - "Junghans" watch
      11 - Naval binoculars

       

      Vallejo Model Colour paint guide for WWII German Uniforms & Equipment

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      Model Air - Metallics

      Model Wash

       

      General

      Uniforms: German Field Grey V70.830
      Collar: Deep Green V70.970 
      Jack boots: Black  V70.950
      Low boots: German Brown Black V70.822
      Waders: Field Grey V70.830 
      Webbing: German Cam Black Brown V70.822
      Ammo pouches: German Cam Black Brown V70.822
      Haversack: Deck Tan V70.986 
      Canteen: German Black Brown V70.822 
      Or Mahogany Brown V70.846 
      Mess Tin: Olive Green V70.967 
      Gas Mask: Neutral Grey V70.992 
      Helmet: German Grey V70.995 
      Reed Green Uniform: German Uniform V70.920 


      Basic Uniform 1939+

      Tunic: German Uniform V70.920
      Trousers: Neutral Grey V 992
      Webbing: Black V70.950
      Ordinance: Green Yellow Olive V 892
      Field cap: German Field Grey V70.830
      Helmet: Olive Green V70.967
      Tunic Collar: Black Green V70.980

      Basic Uniform 1941+
      Tunic: German Field Grey WWII V 830
      Trousers: German Field Grey WWII V70.830
      Webbing: Black V70.950
      Ordinance: Green Yellow Olive V70.892
      Field cap: German Field Grey WWII V70.830
      Helmet: Olive Green V70.967 / German Grey V70.995
      Tunic Collar: German Field Grey WWII V70.830

      Basic Uniform 1944+
      Tunic: Russian Uniform V70.924
      Trousers: Russian Uniform V70.924
      Webbing: Black V70.950
      Ordinance: Green Yellow Olive V70.892
      Field cap: German Field Grey WWII V70.830
      Helmet: Olive Green V70.967 / German Grey V70.995
      Tunic: Collar Russian Uniform V70.924
      Ammo Pouches: Dark Grey V70.994

      Uniform Variations 1944+
      Tunic: English Uniform V70.921
      Trousers: English Uniform V 921
      Webbing: Yellow Ochre V70.913 / Dark Grey V70.994
      Ordinance: Green Yellow Ochre V70.913
      Field cap: Russian Uniform V70.924
      Helmet: Yellow Ochre V70.913
      Anklets: Green V70.975

      Tropical Uniform/Desert
      Uniform: Yellow Ochre V70.913 / Khaki V70.988 / Desert Yellow V70.977
      Webbing: Mahogany Brown V70.846 / Sand Yellow V70.916
      Ordinance: Yellow Dark Sand V 847
      Field cap: Yellow Ochre V70.913
      Helmet: Tan Yellow V70.912
      Boots: Red Leather V 818

      Panzer Crew 1939-1945
      Field Cap: Neutral Grey V70.992
      Beret: Black V70.950
      Officer Cap: German Uniform V70.920
      Cap/Tunic/Trousers: Black V70.950 / Grey V70.994
      Waffenfarbe: Sunset Red V70.802
      Belt/Boots: Black V70.950 / Grey V70.994
      Shirt/Gloves: Neutral Grey V70.992

      Splinter Camo
      Base Colour (pale): Pastel Green V70.885
      Base Colour (dark): Russian Uniform V70.924
      Base Colour (marsh): Buff V70.976
      Brown Colour: Beige Brown V70.875
      Green Colour: Luftwaffe Cam Green V70.823
      Raindrop Colour: Black Green V70.980

      Fallschirmjäger
      Bread Bag: German Grey V70.995
      Webbing/Pouches: Chocolate Brown V70.872
      Water Bottles: Chocolate Brown V70.872
      Holsters: Chocolate Brown V70.872

      1939-1940 Plain Green
      Helmet: German Grey V70.995
      Smock/Helmet Cover: Green Grey V70.886
      Trousers/Pouches: Field Grey V70.830

      Crete-1945 Splinter
      Smock/Cover: German Cam Beige (Base) V70.821
      Luftwaffe Camo: Luftwaffe Cam Green V70.823 / Flat Brown V70.984
      Trousers/Pouches: Field Grey V70.830

      N. Africa and Italy Camo
      Smock/cover: German Cam Beige (Base) V70.821
      Luftwaffe Camouflage: Luftwaffe Cam Green V70.823 / Flat Brown V70.984
      Trousers/Pouches: Desert Yellow V70.977

      Italian Camo Pattern
      Olive Grey (Base) V70.888
      German Cam Medium Brown V70.826
      Sand Yellow V70.916

      General equipment
      Zeltbahn base: V70.821, Zeltbahn Geometric pattern: V70.826, V70.890
      SS Collars: Black / V70.896 Extra Dark Green
      Haversack: V70.886 Green Grey / V70.986 Deck Tan / V70.819 Iraqi Sand / V70.977 Desert Yellow
      Mess Tin / Gas Mask: V 995 German Grey
      Helmet: V 995 German Grey
      Ammo Cans: Dark Yellow V 978
      SMG Ammo Pouches: V 914 Green Ochre
      Map Cases " "
      Map/Binoc Cases: GW Dark Flesh
      Gebirgsjäger Anorak: 66% V 887 Brown Violet, 33% V 992 Neutral Grey
      M39 Grenade: V 975 Green
      Field Flask: V875 Beige Brown / V70822 Brown
      Cook Pot: V790 Silver
      M38 Gas Mask case: V896 Dark Green
      Gas Cape: V975 Green / V70886 Green Grey
      Spade Holder: V994 Grey
      Scabbard - Black





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      4 Responses

      Rory McGuire
      Rory McGuire

      August 12, 2019

      Great reference guide all “under one roof”. To have colour pics to compare is definitely a bonus. Thank you for posting

      ALAN MCCONVILLE
      ALAN MCCONVILLE

      April 01, 2019

      This reference guide is excellent!!!
      Well done and many thanks.

      Bill Pioch
      Bill Pioch

      September 21, 2018

      By far the best reference guide and information I have found.
      Thank you
      Bill

      Ken Campbell
      Ken Campbell

      May 01, 2018

      Thanks so much and the paint chart at bottom of description, brilliant. Really interesting to see all the different uniforms and equipment. Great read, thanks again.

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