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Wednesday, December 02, 2015 - 01:17 AM UTC
Hataka have sent us details of their latest set of armour acryilcs. The generic six-colour set is devoted to WW2 AFV interiors.
Although slightly different in each country and sometimes even between the factories manufacturing the same type of equipment, most commonly used interior colours of WW2 armoured fighting vehicles included: interior buff, dark grey (panzer grey) and gearbox green. Those were obviously supplemented by colours of natural leather (for any leather elements), red primer (for not painted and replaced elements) and aluminium (for natural / bare metal elements and pieces of equipment).

HTK-AS37 contains a careful selection of colours required for modeling interiors of armoured vehicles during WW2. The set contains:

HTK-A184 - Interior Buff - Standard colour of interiors of armoured fighting vehicles with closed crew compartments
HTK-A164 - Panzer Dunkelgrau Base - Used for engines / mechanical parts. Also for interiors of German trucks and light (open) AFVs
HTK-A175 - Red Primer Base - User for hatch edges of armoured vehicles and replaced elements left in factory red primer finish
HTK-A185 Gearbox Green - Used for gearbox and other transmission elements' covers of most types of armoured vehicles
HTK-A078 - Aluminium - Used for all kinds of metallic interior elements and pieces of crew personal equipment
HTK-A186 - Leather Brown - Used for imitation of any leather elements inside vehicles including seats, belts, leather handles, etc.

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David, are you aware of any German AFVs that had white interiors?
DEC 02, 2015 - 01:11 PM
I think, and this is pure assumption, that they may have a research error on their hands, but that happens - I agree and also feel their "Primer red" is off somehow. All that said - this set matches the AMMO panzer interior set color wise, with the exception of the "Aluminum" color, which is switched for the "Crystal Green ( Periscopes )" in the AMMO set. I would say both sets are deficient, and most likely this is HATAKA's attempt to cash in on the "panzer artiste" market, many of which would not notice the deficiency as they only build teutonic kitties, but I could be wrong. Thank you for educating us as to the lack.
DEC 02, 2015 - 06:10 PM
If you're going to market paint sets like this, why, fer chrissakes, can't you just provide the necessary colors as were used? None of the colors in this set look anything remotely close. Is the reasoning behind the choice of colors that they will look similar to what they supposedly represent after modulation, washes, etc.? If that's the case, that's just plain damned too labor-intensive and involved. Going through all that trouble to make the colors look like they should've in the first place is pointless.
DEC 02, 2015 - 06:54 PM
I'm not aware of the full scope of German interior colours. They may have been white ones late in the war. I'm also not seeing the DAK interior colour - the brown that they used to paint over the ivory because there was glare from the African sun getting into the vehicles. Seriously, what is "gearbox green"? Have you ever seen a green German gearbox, and if you have, wasn't it an official RAL colour with a name? David
DEC 02, 2015 - 07:04 PM
"Gearbox Green" is probably supposed to be representative of RAL 7003 Grau, which was used by German industry for painting machinery and equipment. It was dropped from the official Wehrmacht Heer list sometime in 1942-43. If so, it's not even close. RAL 7003 There is a color photo of a Bosch ignitor in Chory's Camouflage Colors, Wehrmacht Heer 1939-1945, painted with RAL 7003, and it's a dead match for the sample image above.
DEC 02, 2015 - 07:13 PM
Hi guys ! Hataka in case of armoured models isn't using the RAL conversion factor, an equivalent is a base of coming into existence of sets of this type in the scale. Modified to the level of applications in the scale modelling. This set isn't being dedicated in 100 % to German armor. The company concentrated on the universal set which would let using in vehicles from different fronts, belonging to different parties to the conflict. I want to calm supporters of original colours, that all mentioned above colours will be prepared as single paints, available individually in the wide range of colours of the Hataka brand. I, as the co-producer of sets to the armour (modelling), I can say I am only helping owners and exclusively for the good and the development promote modelling which together are trying in the homeland as well as in the world. Therefore we won't be practising the publishing sets of paints under the angle of "fresh" conflicts, or also premieres of movies... We are also willing and grateful for every get help from modellers from the entire world. Regards Przemo
DEC 03, 2015 - 02:06 AM
Przemo; The bottom half of many German tanks was painted RAL7009, up to 1943/44. An interior set really isn't complete without this colour. If you can find the old Humbrol 115, that's a match.
DEC 03, 2015 - 02:52 AM
Hi Thank you - it is very helpful. Of course as I wrote - it is not a set for German armor - It is mixed set for all WWII afv's. Of course we had to minimalize set to 6 paints - we don't want to release many similar sets like interior colours. That set will be also usefull for soviet armor. Regards Przemo
DEC 03, 2015 - 03:01 AM
Also decided to use red primer - usefull same for soviet & german armor. We can exchange many of photos but that is not good idea. But we accept all help Regards Przemo
DEC 03, 2015 - 03:05 AM
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