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WW II German AFV Camo Datasheet/Timeline
retiredyank
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Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 09:51 AM UTC
OK I have a question. Is this a possible DAK camo pattern? If so, would I be better off using near matches or nit pick till I have a migrain?
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Posted: Monday, May 06, 2013 - 05:07 PM UTC
The painting orders state that the disruptive color should be painted in patches, but this is a totally plausible and acceptable pattern. Before you tear your hair out trying to match colors, buy the AK Interactive Afrika Korps Colors box set. This is a fantastic set. The colors are all accurate, the paint is airbrush ready and shoots like a dream, and instead of spending a whole day on the internet searching, you instantly get it all in one box. $20.95 for 6 colors from www.ak-interactive-usa.com.
long123
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Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 11:20 AM UTC

I will be getting in touch with you on some of these for future color additions to our paint line!
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Posted: Monday, August 31, 2015 - 11:02 PM UTC
Okay!
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Posted: Monday, August 31, 2015 - 11:19 PM UTC
This review on Armorama has a pic showing the 2/3 grey 1/3 braun scheme. I assume the Tropen scheme would look the same.
http://www.armorama.co.uk/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=4156
retiredyank
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Posted: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 - 01:15 AM UTC

Quoted Text

This review on Armorama has a pic showing the 2/3 grey 1/3 braun scheme. I assume the Tropen scheme would look the same.
http://www.armorama.co.uk/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=4156



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Posted: Thursday, September 03, 2015 - 11:06 PM UTC

Quoted Text

This review on Armorama has a pic showing the 2/3 grey 1/3 braun scheme. I assume the Tropen scheme would look the same.
http://www.armorama.co.uk/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=4156


That's correct. The Tropen scheme calls for 2/3 base color and 1/3 disruptive color.
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Posted: Friday, May 27, 2016 - 11:59 PM UTC


AK167 German Camouflage, Rotbraun & Olivgun Modulation Set.

Can anyone tell me if this is late 1944-45 or earlier? I'm looking for the green and brown to go with Dunkelgelb. AK Interactive seams to have a lot of shades of green in their AK560 set German War Colors 1937-44 that I've never heard of before(Oligrun RAL6003 AK755, Dunkelgrum RAL6003 AK752...)

And would Dunkelgelb RAL7028(AK753) be correct for this modulation set?



http://www.magictoybox-online.co.uk/acatalog/info_ak167.html
rover5700
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Posted: Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 03:20 AM UTC
I did find this 49 pages back....


http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=211932&page=1
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Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 02:44 AM UTC

Quoted Text

The painting orders state that the disruptive color should be painted in patches, but this is a totally plausible and acceptable pattern. Before you tear your hair out trying to match colors, buy the AK Interactive Afrika Korps Colors box set. This is a fantastic set. The colors are all accurate, the paint is airbrush ready and shoots like a dream, and instead of spending a whole day on the internet searching, you instantly get it all in one box. $20.95 for 6 colors from www.ak-interactive-usa.com.



Thank you for referring to that! Are their other sets similarly accurate?

I was actually hoping to come up with some individual paint colour ideas to hint at to my relatives as good Christmas stocking stuffers. Are any of the Vallejo paints good for the base vehicle colours?
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Posted: Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 05:38 AM UTC
A novel way to apply paint pictured here
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Foto-Sturmgeschutz-Brigade-322-StuG-Panzer-Tarnung-Ostfront-Kessel-Brody-1944-/311780947841?hash=item489797b781:g:VFgAAOSwt5hYe9zc
retiredyank
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Posted: Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 01:03 PM UTC
I found this site
( http://www.stugiii.com/germanvehiclecamouflage.html ) to be helpful, in determining which paint shades to use. It only lists Vallejo, Tamiya and Gunze; but can be cross-referenced with http://www.paint4models.com .