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Italian armor color Tunisia

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    September 2018
Italian armor color Tunisia
Posted by panzermedic on Monday, July 8, 2019 7:33 PM

I‘m building a Camionetta Sahariana armored car. I have an “Italian Sand“ color, but curious if that was their base color or what the underlying color would be. Any direction would be great appreciated.

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    April 2006
  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Monday, July 8, 2019 11:51 PM

The Italian Army made a decision about their desert coloured paint on March 18, 1941.  Africa destined war materials were to be painted in overall Saharian Khaki (approx. FS 20260) as noted by  Author/researcher Nicola Pignato for Squadron Publications.

I would not know what to suggest for a primer colour, not something I've ever come across for italian vehicles - other than other forums.  There was post about Italian  "vernice antiruggine minio" translated as oxide primer paint.  One description has it as more orange red than it's German counterpart Rotbraun primer.

regards,

Jack

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    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 12:51 AM

Italian camo colors are called "mimetico". They don't have a numbering system, just go by name.

White Ensign made the gold standard paint line in mimetico, as far as I'm concerned. All matched from original chips or factory data.

Hard to find now , but here's what I know and thanks to Jack for the name.

The paint is now sold by Sovereign.

https://www.sovereignhobbies.co.uk/collections/esercito-italiano-italian-army

IMO if you want to get it right, buy these.

They paint like Humbrol enamels. Easy to use, easy to thin.

Look at their other stuff too. Their RA stuff is great, and if you get into RA the camo schemes are endless.

 

 

  • Member since
    September 2018
Posted by panzermedic on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 5:59 PM

 Thanks Guys! Great help! I ordered a few of the Italian colors by Colourcoats to try and see how they look. 

Best Regards, Kris

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