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Pajaro Muerto27 Oct 2011 4:17 p.m. PST

Good day!

At last I've decided to start on my GHQ Ju 52/3m's, and am planning to paint two in the spectacular 1941 Crete campaign splinter camo shown here:

wp.scn.ru/en/ww2/t/220/2/2#41

The dark green is RLM 70 Schwarzgrün, but I'm just not sure of the other two, the light green and the grey. I read somewhere once that the COULD be RLM 62 and 63. The grey could also be RLM 02, in my opinion.

I'll appreciate any input on this from for color-erudite modellers. If there's no definitive info, I'll have to paint them however well I feel like ;)

Rolando

Killer Woobie27 Oct 2011 8:57 p.m. PST

That certainly is a very interesting paint scheme, although it is poorly presented by the artist. The problem with wings palette is that they display any colour artwork they can find – the good, the bad, and the very very ugly. You need a whole mine full of salt (and better references for verification) when you go there. The two darker colours are the standard 71/02 splinter scheme. The light colour is not grey but white. It's a winter cammo scheme. Not Crete I'm afraid.

I've got 2 of those GHQ beauties in queue for the workbench. One is going to be converted into the floatplane version and the other is going to be painted in winter cammo.

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cheers

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