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Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2020 5:01 p.m. PST

I am assuming "panzer grey" at that time. Any recommendations for paint?

Chimpy Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2020 6:16 p.m. PST

Vallejo Model Colour German Grey 70.995.

Or if you want to lighten it for scale distance add some white.

Another idea is to add a dust coloured highlight which both weathers and highlights detail at the same time. I use Vallejo Model Colour German Camo Beige 70.821

Thresher0115 Jul 2020 7:40 p.m. PST

Same as for the vehicles, changing around the same period, e.g. gray first, then yellow.

Chimpy Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2020 10:04 p.m. PST

You may also be able to add chocolate brown 70.872 as Camouflage


Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP16 Jul 2020 6:31 a.m. PST

Thanks guys appreciate the help. I was thinking german grey but its very dark.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP16 Jul 2020 8:23 a.m. PST

It is indeed.

But the scale effect. The smaller the model the more you need to lighten the colour. If I could find a tin of Admiralty 507A paint, it would be the right finish for HMS Hood at the Denmark Strait, but would look totally wrong on any scale model. The smaller the scale, the more you need to lighten the finish. Even then, in reality, Panzer Grey would fade naturally and weathering is, of course, a great excuse for much dry brushing in sandy or dark earth colours to highlight detail.

I recall this being very controversial in the early 70s. Folk would insist that their model should be held next to the original and be an exact match for colour. That is simply not possible

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP16 Jul 2020 1:51 p.m. PST

I totally agree with the above, contrast shading certainly makes small models look darker.
One thing you might consider, that dust from being towed around will rapidly cover any metal object, so this would lighten the look considerably.


Legionarius18 Jul 2020 7:49 p.m. PST

French and Polish mud.:)

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