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Dan in Vermont Supporting Member of TMP19 Jan 2021 10:32 a.m. PST

Hi all: Any recommendations in Vallejo or Testors Model Masters for:

Italian artillery and AT guns in North Africa
Italian artillery and AT guns in Sicily, 1943

Thanks in advance!

Martian Root Canal19 Jan 2021 11:41 a.m. PST

Desert Yellow for North Africa. Vallejo 977. Probably that same color or Grey Green for Sicily, Vallejo 866. Basing it off some of the painting I've done and what I found on the Warlord Games website.

whill419 Jan 2021 12:32 p.m. PST

My research for the appropriate paint for Italian AFVs and antitank guns in North Africa is Giallo Sabia, dark sand. Close matches would be FS20260, RAL 1002, or Vallejo 70.847 dark sand. Hope this helps. I have read that some gamers use Vallejo Green Ochre 70.914.

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP20 Jan 2021 7:26 a.m. PST

I am one of those who uses the Green Ochre. I find it looks good on 15mm. I also use this color for vehicles. If you would like a bit of variety the old Flames of War painting guide for the Italians states due to paint shortages transport vehicles in Africa were generally left green (they suggest German Fieldgrey 830). They also mention crews would often paint patches of the Green Ochre on the transports for camouflage.

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