I'm red / green color blind, but also love painting miniatures. It becomes very difficult for me to match colors and values from photos and pictures. The way I get around it is to get the paint color names and parts (ie. GW Scorched Brown for the uniform straps) and I take it from there. Get pretty good results so far.
What I could REALLY use is some information on what colors to use for SSU (just got me a 450 pt army), Allies and Axis for the main uniform components. Referencing any brand name paint is fine, Games Workshop, Vallejo, whatever. Once I know what colors to paint the clothes, hats, gloves, packs I can complete these guys without creating an oddly colored army.
Could someone kindly post or email firstname.lastname@example.org me this list?
How do you judge highlighting with those colors? if you dont mind my asking.
As someone who is also colorblind (and as it sounds, even moreso than BrooklynMike), highlighting isn't much of an issue. Normally when I highlight I just use a pigmented shade of the same color I used for the basecoat. A lot of times I wind up basecoating everything, then using an ink wash for creating depth and shading, then follow that up with another basecoat and finish with a lightened basecoat color or I'll drybrush.
The bigger problem for me than highlighting is just finding good color matches. When you're never really sure what the actual color looks like to "normal" people it makes it hard to find good color matches. Normally that's why I paint my models in more neutral colors, I never try to get too creative, I just stay in my wheelhouse.
*Funny side note, it took 4 months before someone finally broke the news to me that my SSU models come primed green, I always thought they were brown and painted most of my models with that thought in mind, haha.*