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Dan in Vermont07 Oct 2020 6:43 a.m. PST

Hi all, getting ready to game some Sicily battles such as Gela, July 1943. Any suggestion on Base Colour & Camo for:
-Italian R35s
-Italian Semovente 90/53
-Italian trucks
-German Tiger
-German Pz IVs

References to Vallejo preferred but not required


Garand07 Oct 2020 7:47 a.m. PST

I believe the Tigers & Pz IVs on Sicily were originally earmarked for Tunisia, so probably would have that camo scheme. I built a model of a PzIVF2 a few years ago & my references suggested totally dark yellow with no camo.


Wayniac08 Oct 2020 3:04 a.m. PST

From my limited research on similar it seems for Germans the armor would be Dunkelgelb (probably the original "Dunkelgelb nach Muster" which was used until around August '43 IIRC) in Sicily but I would imagine that there would still be equipment in the Africa "Tropen" colors since a few of those forces were going to be sent to Tunisia until it was clear the Axis was finished there.

I'm not sure on the Italians but I would think they'd be in the same desert camo. I haven't done research on them.

I'm sure someone more knowledgeable will have much better info 😃


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