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Trajanus13 May 2018 11:15 a.m. PST

That's Model not Air and just three bottles, not a Panzer Aces set unless they do one with Track colour and others of general use.

I'm not intending to paint a Panzer Regiment! 🙂

wrgmr113 May 2018 10:57 p.m. PST

As a base use Tamyia Dark Yellow then Vallejo 826 German Camo Med Brown and 979 German camo dark green.

Use a pale beige or white to cut the brown and green for a high light color. Or just wash them on so it is not such a solid color. Although each unit painted the camo on themselves, so they all didn't have an air gun.

Trajanus14 May 2018 8:34 a.m. PST

Thanks for that. Its 20 years since I last painted any tanks and I'm just trying to get a feel for modern paints applicable to the period.

I appreciate the potential variation in finish on the real tanks and I also suspect there was a fair amount of camo color variation, given the paint was thinned and applied in the field.

I also expect the Dunkelgleb varied a bit too, given the state of the German petro-chemical industry. I expect one Dark Yellow was treated as close enough to the next on the production line!

Well up to them being shipped in primer at any rate. Although come to think of it that probably added even more variation to the Dunkelgleb in the front line!

wrgmr114 May 2018 9:06 a.m. PST

I just learned about a wash technique yesterday. A chap posted in 20mm Small Scale Modelling on Facebook. I know a lot of people here don't do Facebook, but there's lots of great painters there.
Over the initial base cost of Tamiya dark yellow, do a wash of 50/50 Vallejo 513 Maroon and 514 Maroon wash. To my eye it darkens the yellow to a perfect Dunklgelb.

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2018 10:30 a.m. PST

I know you asked about Vallejo but seems you may be interested in other, readily available paints. I rather like the following colors, right from the bottle, by Tamiya which is easily found.
Dark Yellow XF-60
Dark Green XF-61
Red Brown XF-64

A bonus is the Dark Yellow (for the Dunkelgelb of course) is available from Tamiya in a spray can, Dark Yellow TS-3.

Trajanus16 May 2018 10:02 a.m. PST

Thanks Guys!

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