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GrandKenyon8405 Jan 2013 9:59 a.m. PST

I have been looking to put together two 15mm german forces. one for Normandy and the other for Kursk.

In looking at the Camo schemes for tanks/veichles it appears they are more or less the same with a base colour of dark yellow, with additional brown and green camo markings.

Is this largely correct?

Martin Rapier05 Jan 2013 12:21 p.m. PST

Essentially yes, although some of the Normandy schemes were much neater as the crews had had an extra year to apply them.

But yes, dunkelgelb with green/red brown disruptive.

Ken Portner Inactive Member05 Jan 2013 1:02 p.m. PST

Did the camo at Kursk have the brown? Most models I've seen for Russia have only the green stripes/blotches.

Porkmann Inactive Member05 Jan 2013 3:08 p.m. PST

Anything goes GK84. Just don't make the mistake of painting all tanks in similar patterns it seemed rarely to happen.

Unless you are modelling a documented unit and specific vehicles the only limit is your imagination and sense of what looks "right".

Centurion9046 Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2013 7:04 p.m. PST

'Panzers in the Bocage' by Karl Berne (The Oliver Publishing Group) is a concise reference (32 pages and very well illustrated with illustrations and photographs).

Paint it Pink06 Jan 2013 3:47 a.m. PST

Agreed, no such thing as a standardised camo pattern for German armour at this time.

cracck Inactive Member06 Jan 2013 11:32 a.m. PST

This might be of help to:

Martin Rapier06 Jan 2013 12:33 p.m. PST

I usually try to copy photos of schemes on specific vehicles so they aren't too outlandish.

GrandKenyon8406 Jan 2013 12:59 p.m. PST

Hi there,

Thank you all for your input! Centurion9046 I managed to find a copy of this book looks great, cracck thanks for the link for colour guide for paint manufacturers.

Thank you all.

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