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Dak uniform colors
Posted by Tankluver on Sunday, August 25, 2019 12:03 AM

i currently have ammo Mig paints RLM 79 sandgelb, ral 2027 sandgrau , ral 7021 dunkelgrau and ral 8020 gelbbraun. Would any of these work for dak uniforms ?

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Posted by jgeratic on Sunday, August 25, 2019 2:17 PM

Not the grey, but maybe the others ... I would use them as a mixing base, otherwise you have aircraft/vehicle paints used for clothing.   The tropical cloth varied in shade, ranging from brown to dark olive green khaki.   Throw in sun bleaching and washing, the possibilities run all the way to an off white.

 

 

 

 

regards,

Jack

 

 

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Posted by Tankluver on Sunday, August 25, 2019 9:01 PM

jgeratic

Not the grey, but maybe the others ... I would use them as a mixing base, otherwise you have aircraft/vehicle paints used for clothing.   The tropical cloth varied in shade, ranging from brown to dark olive green khaki.   Throw in sun bleaching and washing, the possibilitiis run all the way to an off white.

 

 

 

 

regards,

Jack

 

 

 

yeah i realized it was all vehicle paint colors but i figured it’d be worth a shot. I was just trying to see if i could make do with what i had or if i should order the AK set 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, August 25, 2019 11:45 PM

All you need is little bottles of Testors olive, white and tan enamels. Mix your own  shades as the DAK uniforms had a very wide range of colors as shown on the above pictures. 

Here is a 1/35 figure painted with the above enamels:

 

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Posted by cabrown1 on Monday, August 26, 2019 10:07 AM

One thing that was very prevalent was the field caps were almost white. The "newbies" coming into the theater would use various methods to lighten their caps so as to not look like newbies. The lightened caps stand out in a lot of group photos.

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Posted by jgeratic on Monday, August 26, 2019 10:29 AM

Yes, there are a number of paint brands that do uniform sets.  Note the AK set shows six bottles, but is only two colours with a highlight and shadow paint for each.  Don't know if it is any cheaper, but Scala75 has a 15% off sale at the moment:

https://scale75.com/es/buscar?controller=search&orderby=position&orderway=desc&search_query=dak&submit_search=

If you don't mind mixing or intend to do just a few figures, then PJ has a good idea too.

 

regards,

Jack

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Posted by Tankluver on Monday, August 26, 2019 4:06 PM

plasticjunkie

All you need is little bottles of Testors olive, white and tan enamels. Mix your own  shades as the DAK uniforms had a very wide range of colors as shown on the above pictures. 

Here is a 1/35 figure painted with the above enamels:

 

 

thats pretty dang good, I’m till getting back into the groove of painting again. I like your idea it also sounds a lot cheaper then buying a paint set as well. 

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Posted by Srpuln10 on Monday, August 26, 2019 4:26 PM
That's a sweet paint job. How did you get the pockets and folds in the shirt pop out like they do. Tks

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, August 26, 2019 6:55 PM

Tankluver

 

 
plasticjunkie

All you need is little bottles of Testors olive, white and tan enamels. Mix your own  shades as the DAK uniforms had a very wide range of colors as shown on the above pictures. 

Here is a 1/35 figure painted with the above enamels:

 

 

 

 

thats pretty dang good, I’m till getting back into the groove of painting again. I like your idea it also sounds a lot cheaper then buying a paint set as well. 

 

Thanks! Like old Bob Ross used to say you only need a couple of colors to mix your own. Now let’s paint some happy trees!

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, August 26, 2019 6:55 PM

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Srpuln10
That's a sweet paint job. How did you get the pockets and folds in the shirt pop out like they do. Tks
 

Thanks. After the paint dried for a couple of days I gave it a pin wash of my home brew thinner and artist oil paint mix. 

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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