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  • #196530
    Avatar photoThuseld
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    Hi all,

    I am about to commence on the journey of painting up fome early war stuff. I cannot for the life of me find any useful information about how to best paint early war German armour in 6mm. I get that they are just grey, but I want it neither too dark, nor too light.

    How have you done it? Which colours?

    I tend to prime all of mine in a vague light grey.

    #196531
    Avatar photoWhirlwind
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    For my really early war stuff, I use the grey/brown camo scheme, which I saw on the Flames of War website, to break up the grey. It was discontinued after the Fall of France though, IIRC. I didn’t think about it too much, just used the quite dark grey in the Vallejo range. I have some Panzer IVFs for Barbarossa on my painting tray at the moment, and they are just getting the grey. A little dull perhaps, but no more than the Soviet or Allied stuff. Apologies, don’t know if any of that was any help.

    #196534
    Avatar photoNot Connard Sage
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    Panzergrau was a bluish-grey. I’d look at Vallejo 70.943 and go from there.

    Obvious contrarian and passive aggressive old prat, who is taken far too seriously by some and not seriously enough by others.

    #196543
    Avatar photoThuseld
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    This has been helpful, thanks. I think I am overthinking it and will just use the Vallejo German Grey and then drybrush the crap out of them with some lighter grey.

    #196545
    Avatar photoMartinR
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    I just do mine dark grey (any old grey, it faded fast), loads of mud around the running gear for contrast, then a light dry brush of tan/dust/light grey. Add in the odd air recognition flag for a splash of colour. Job done.

    Most tanks are just the colour of the last thing they drove through.

    "Mistakes in the initial deployment cannot be rectified" - Helmuth von Moltke

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