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Answers to questions about the right paint scheme or tips for the right effect.
Wirbelwind Winter Camo
Karshkin
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Valencia, Spain / Espaņa
Joined: April 06, 2020
KitMaker: 3 posts
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Posted: Monday, April 06, 2020 - 09:19 AM UTC
Hi! Im new in here, my name is Miguel and im doing right now a wirbelwind, but i cant seem to find any good picture of it, so, do you know how they were painted? In which front were they? Im thinking in painting it with a 3 tone camo and later aplying a white camo, but i don't know if that would be accurate.

Thanks in advance!
GeraldOwens
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Florida, United States
Joined: March 30, 2006
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Posted: Monday, April 06, 2020 - 11:15 AM UTC
Your kit instructions will have most or all of this information. Overall Dark Yellow (Dunkelgelb) with soft overspray patterns of Olive Green (Olivgrun) and Red Brown (Rotbraun). Temporary white paint was applied rather hurriedly once the snow fell, usually with brushes, mops, rags, or whatever was available.
Unit insignia was rare by that time of the war, for security reasons. Vehicles had German crosses on the hull, and sometimes three digit numbers on the turret.
Do a Google image search for Flakpanzer Wirbelwind, and you'll get plenty of images.