T34/76 colour help

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T34/76 colour help

Post by glen brooks » Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:59 pm

Hi Lads, I will start to paint my 1/6 T34/76 soon, would the flames of war Tankovy green be ok for it?? thanks glen

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Re: T34/76 colour help

Post by Stephen White » Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:40 pm

Glen, it’s impossible to tell on a screen. You really need to compare a swatch with an original colour chip but since not many have the latter, not easy. Don’t confuse the Flames of War Colours if War paints with original colours, they don’t pretend their colours are accurate. That said, colours fade and vary according to source and there is a view that precise matching is a fool’s errand. Depends on what you want.

This is a good reference as background:

http://www.4bogreen.com/colors

This photo shows the main base colour used, 4BO which translates general base number 4. The colour in this photo was properly researched and is accurate.
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What to use? 4BO certainly had a yellowish hue. The FS standard equivalent is FS34102. If you dial that up in apps such as iModelkit which has a clever colour equivalence engine, you come up with the best match being:

Humbrol 241 RLM 70 Schwartzgrun, a Luftwaffe colour.

The Tamiya spray can range doesn’t have a good match.

So maybe you end up with Falmes of Whatsit after all. You could try getting a good reference, such as the photo above and see if you can get it matched by a domestic paint or car paint supplier.

Regards.

Stephen

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Re: T34/76 colour help

Post by glen brooks » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:16 pm

Hi Stephen
Thanks mate for the pic, and link both are very helpful. glen

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