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Abwehrschlacht Inactive Member27 Nov 2010 6:06 a.m. PST

I know this has probably been asked about one billion times on here, but for some reason the search box isn't letting me search for this topic. I want to know anyone's opinion of the correct Vallejo paint for the German RAL 7028 Dunkelgelb paint. I have been using 978 Dark Yellow, with a black ink wash, dry brushed with 977 Desert Yellow and then 976 Buff. But the finished models look too dark compared to other examples I've found on the net. Any suggestions would be helpful!

fred12df Inactive Member27 Nov 2010 6:41 a.m. PST

I've used Vallejo Green Ochre. Middlestone is pretty close too.


Personal logo combatpainter Supporting Member of TMP Fezian27 Nov 2010 6:47 a.m. PST

Right said fred…

EvilGinger Inactive Member27 Nov 2010 10:02 p.m. PST

use Tamyia dark yellow as its pretty much spot on the colour right out of the pot.

Abwehrschlacht Inactive Member28 Nov 2010 4:01 a.m. PST

Cheers chaps, I look into those options!

Buzzkill Inactive Member28 Nov 2010 3:24 p.m. PST

I use Vallejo Middlestone followed by a dry brush of Buff. I dont like Tamiya Dark Yellow, it is too tan to me.

Abwehrschlacht Inactive Member29 Nov 2010 5:02 a.m. PST

It looks like Middlestone is winning out…

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP29 Nov 2010 6:02 a.m. PST

I too prefer Tamiya XF-60 Dark Yellow. Their XF-61 Dark Green and XF-64 Red Brown makes for a good 3 camo color scheme.

slugbalancer29 Nov 2010 7:38 a.m. PST

The XF-60/61/64 combination is my choice.

HobbyGuy Inactive Member29 Nov 2010 11:25 a.m. PST

Very helpful.

Abwehrschlacht Inactive Member29 Nov 2010 2:27 p.m. PST

Thanks for that. I was never very keen on Tamyia paint. I found the screw lid gets stuck after a while. I have a couple that I haven't been able to open in years…

I've ordered some Vallejo Middlestone so I'll have a look at that when it arrives.

EvilGinger Inactive Member30 Nov 2010 6:27 a.m. PST

& you like the dropper bottles!! well each to there own I suppose. I find its easy to keep the threads clear of paint as it peels off the plastic of the lid with ease when dry & the basic quality of the paint far better than Vallejo. Not mention as close to the colour as you can get in a model paint

davidedwardmawer Inactive Member09 Jun 2017 7:07 a.m. PST

Yes, an old thread but my tupence worth:
I've been using Tamiya Dark Yellow aerosol as a quick undercoat spraying the same way I've used Olive Drab for the US and German Grey for early Wehrmacht stuff. Then I continue with Vallejo.
Now I'm a big fan of Vallejo model color but there are still some matching issues. Both 978 Dark Yellow and 882 Middlestone are both very strong for dunkelgelb…….I still haven't found what I'm looking for!

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2017 5:06 a.m. PST

Didnt mention if you had an airbrush or not. If you like Vallejo and have an airbrush then their Model Air Colors 71025 DunkelGelb Dark Yellow, 71041 Rotbraun Armor Brown and 71011 DunkelGrun Armor Green.

If no airbrush then Tamiya TS-3 Dark Yellow spray and XF-60 Dark Yellow bottle.

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP18 Jun 2017 8:20 a.m. PST

Little more research. 882 Middlestone is usually suggested for late war Dunkelgelb. Earlier try 914 Green Ochre, may be the match you are looking for.

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