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Natxo
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« on: 28 September 2018, 06:17:37 PM »

Hello everybody.
I would like to paint small armies for the 1898 war, using pendrakwn miniatures, and I would be very thankful if you can suggest me suitable references.
For the Spanish Army I am going to ACW's confederates. I have I'll have to sculpt some slouch hats on the minis wearing kepis, and may be one or two cartridge boxes, but I can live with that.
The problem is the USARMY and marines.

Any suggestions?
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Terry37
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« Reply #1 on: 28 September 2018, 11:22:07 PM »

Naxto,

I think I can help. Basically the US army wore dark/navy blue wool shirts with a brownish khaki slouch style hat, khaki breeches and gaiters, with black boots and khaki web gear. This link may give some helpful pictures.

https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1MKDC_enUS771US771&biw=1920&bih=938&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=K6iuW62XF4GZzwLu2YeQCw&q=us+army+uniforms+spanish+american+war&oq=us+army+uniforms+spanish+american+war+&gs_l=img.1.0.0i30.23521.23521..25775...0.0..0.54.54.1......1....1..gws-wiz-img.ZEAgS3vNkZo

The US Marines wore the same basic uniform, except their trousers were sky blue

https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1MKDC_enUS771US771&biw=1920&bih=938&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=RqiuW_nfBI--zwKgib-YCg&q=us+marine+uniforms+spanish+american+war&oq=us+marine+uniforms+spanish+american+war&gs_l=img.12...123748.124577..126865...0.0..0.55.294.6......1....1..gws-wiz-img.gq69n0GExd8#imgrc=_

Understand that both of these uniforms are their field uniforms, not parade dress.

Hope this helps,

Terry
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GrumpyOldMan
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« Reply #2 on: 29 September 2018, 12:08:16 AM »

Hello Natxo

Maybe have a look at ww1 Australian without the upturned slouch hat brim (only picture I could find):-



You might have to remove emu feathers from the mounted and dismounted cavalry as well. but they might make a suitable arm's length proxy.





Cheers and good luck, I love a good proxy  Cheesy

GrumpyOldMan

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« Reply #3 on: 29 September 2018, 07:36:11 AM »

I used BW39 Naval Brigade for the slouch hats and (I Think) RJ3 for the Marines in their dinky caps.

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« Reply #4 on: 29 September 2018, 01:50:00 PM »

Great ideas!
I will try those Australians for the UsArmy.
The RJW for the marines is also interesting, but I will try the army first.
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