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Ukraine army tank crew -donbass war
Posted by Tankluver on Sunday, April 14, 2019 9:25 AM

How would i paint these figures (link attached) , I’m not quite sure what kind of camouflage they are wearing. It almost looks like the camo colors that you’d see on the German autumn camo but not in a pea dot pattern? 

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/valkyrie-models-double-vm35025-models-ukraine-army-tank-crew-donbass-war-figure-2-figure-1-bust-set--1129286

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, April 14, 2019 9:57 AM

That looks closer to one of the late Soviet camo patterns, compared to any German patterns.

This is the actual pattern.

 

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Posted by Tankluver on Sunday, April 14, 2019 11:06 AM

stikpusher

That looks closer to one of the late Soviet camo patterns, compared to any German patterns.

This is the actual pattern.

 

what would your recommendation be for painting/ colors then? A base coat of the autumn uniform, then adding the light brown and dark brown ? 

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, April 14, 2019 1:29 PM

I‘d suggest a very light green base color, something like Sky or a bit darker for the base. Then Interior Green and darker green like 34092 for the two mid colors. Not sure on the darkest color.

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, April 14, 2019 3:37 PM

Yes, definitely work from light to dark.

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Posted by Tankluver on Sunday, April 14, 2019 4:54 PM

stikpusher

I‘d suggest a very light green base color, something like Sky or a bit darker for the base. Then Interior Green and darker green like 34092 for the two mid colors. Not sure on the darkest color.

 

What colors numbers are you referencing with 34092? That does sound better though working from light to dark, would probably help bring it all the colors that way! 

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, April 14, 2019 5:08 PM

Federal standard color 34092. In WWII it was called medium green 42, it’s the same color used in a lot of late Cold War USAF wrap around schemes. I don’t recall it’s ANA number off the top of my head.

 

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Posted by Tankluver on Sunday, April 14, 2019 6:48 PM

Oh ive never heard of the numbering they had for colors. But thank you for this!

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, April 14, 2019 8:50 PM

There are many numbering systems for colors, depending upon nationality and era. The current system in use by the US in Federal Standard, which have five digit identification numbers, so if you see FS 12345, it is identified in the US FS system. Depending upon your preferred modeling genres, you may see many of these numbers repeatedly, and memorize them accordingly.

 

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Posted by Tankluver on Sunday, April 14, 2019 10:51 PM

I didn’t really realize it, i started noticing it more when i bought Vallejo paints that they started having the company’s number and then in parenthesis the RAL number coding as well. 

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, April 15, 2019 8:31 AM

Yes, Vallejo paints ofter have both RAL and FS code numbers on the label in addition to their Vallejo stock number. RAL is used in Europe, but from what I’ve read, the current RAL color charts are not identical to the RAL system in use during WWII.

 

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Posted by Tankluver on Monday, April 15, 2019 12:25 PM

stikpusher

Yes, Vallejo paints ofter have both RAL and FS code numbers on the label in addition to their Vallejo stock number. RAL is used in Europe, but from what I’ve read, the current RAL color charts are not identical to the RAL system in use during WWII.

 

Well that’s good to know then, thank you for all this information. 

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