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Tank German Dark yellow for my Plague marine

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  • Member since
    September, 2017
Tank German Dark yellow for my Plague marine
Posted by Sarevok on Saturday, September 23, 2017 2:35 PM


I am a French guy that play and paint Warhammer 40.000 (Gamesworkshop).
I am starting a new army, the Death Guard, and i want them to match the German Dark Yellow tone that i see on so many historical tanks.
I have read a lot of topic and discovered the AK Streaking Grime and techniques to add dirt to my models, what sort of paint you use for paints for the Dunkelgeb tanks, etc...
I am posting on this forum because i am asking help to find a Dark yellow that can match with this piece of artwork for my Army ;

 have thought of maybe Tamiya Dark yellow with some white higlight but i am not sure. What are you advice to find a similar colour scheme for this guy?

Thanks in advance.

  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 3:48 PM

The Tamiya XF-60 is a good match for Dunkelgelb,I have used the AK Streaking grime with it.For German armor,I do lighten it with Buff,to compensate for weathering,but in your picture it looks dark.

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    September, 2017
Posted by Sarevok on Saturday, September 30, 2017 6:44 AM

Thx, yes i have seen a lot of people that say that buff is good for high light. But i think it can be good with weathering if want this darker

  • Member since
    January, 2015
  • From: Lacey, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, September 30, 2017 10:01 AM


I think I would start with a mix of Olive Drab/Yellow for a base color and highlight with Dunklegelb. Maybe a touch of Desert Yellow on the most exposed areas for a chromatic effect.

But the OD would be where I would start to get that sickly green undertone to the scheme.

Finish that off with a Black/Green wash for the details to pop and you might have what you're looking for.

Im very interested to see how this turns out. :)


If it turns out too dark or not yellow enough you can spray on a a filter using water color paint. You'll have to seal it before touching it because water color paints rub off kind easy when applied this way, but you can change the tone easily with that method.


Experiment and have fun. That is my best advice. :)

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models


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