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Dan in Vermont19 Oct 2020 4:38 a.m. PST

getting ready to paint some Renault R-35s for Sicily 1943 used by Italians. Consensus seems to be they were painted in the standard green then camo over. Does anybody know the Vallejo Model Colour equivalent? thanks, Dan

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP19 Oct 2020 5:10 a.m. PST

The old Flames of War book Avanti Savoia lists a Grey Green and suggest Vallejo German Fieldgrey #830.

My Italians are for North Africa so someone else will have to chime in on how appropriate the color is.

By the way they recommend for camo:
Red Brown Beige Brown #875
Dark Green Olive Green #888

Dan in Vermont19 Oct 2020 9:33 a.m. PST

Thanks, Marc33584 for the camo Brown & Green does that go over the Grey Green?

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP19 Oct 2020 12:46 p.m. PST

Yes. They show a Semovente 90/53 painted for Sicily as an example.

They mention Green Ochre #914 as a camo color as well. 914 is the color I use on my Italian armor in North Africa, which makes sense. This color profile of a Semovente 90/53 in Sicily (scroll down) looks a lot like #914 with #875 over it and 830 or 888 as well.

If you scroll down here you will see an R35 in Sicily in one color and it looks a lot like #830 to me.

Martin Rapier20 Oct 2020 12:25 a.m. PST

I think 830 might look a bit dark on such small vehicles. I did mine in 894 but you could always just lighten the 830 a bit. I did red brown disruptive on top.

Dan in Vermont21 Oct 2020 5:25 a.m. PST

Thanks all!

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