The repro Blanco market is very limited and worldwide commercial products consists solely of the Soldier of Fortune pots.

So, why not make it? Many have experimented with emulsion paint of one sort or another and there have been attempts to make a compressed powder block (which was somewhat short-lived). However, paint methods have not been well documented nor been reproducible by all.

However, the ingenious soul who thought that Tarrago shoe cream might be a consistent and reproducible solution needs congratulating! Currently listed here are methods for recreating 103, 97, KG3 and RAF Blue-Grey.

The shoe cream method
Photo: David Pratt



This page was last updated: 05th January 2011