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ALW
#1 Posted : 06 March 2019 13:06:56

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Hello all

I've finally made a start on my Sherman but not sure if the paint I've used
it just a bit too dark.
I bought Olive drab RAL 6022.

Its not really the shade I'd hoped for so any suggestions/opinions would be welcome.

Thank you.
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Alan
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#2 Posted : 06 March 2019 15:43:53

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Looks ok to me AlanBigGrin you could lighten a bit if you weather itBigGrin but its a good colourCool regards PhilCool
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#3 Posted : 06 March 2019 15:55:02

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Hi Phil

Ok thank you I'll stick with it!

Regards

Alan
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#4 Posted : 06 March 2019 23:01:12

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Hi Alan,

Nice Start look's good to me.

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#5 Posted : 07 March 2019 08:47:46

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Hi Trev

Thank you.

So much easier working with larger parts!

Almost like working on the real thingBigGrin

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Colour looks good and will lighten when you start with shading and weathering.BigGrin Cool
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it looks good
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Thanks Jessicatrump77

You’re not related to Donald are you?BigGrin
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#9 Posted : 23 July 2019 16:01:36

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Of course, the original Sherman had his paint after Federal Standard (FS) color code ... as on the German side everything according to RAL or RLM had a paint job ... but I personally think nothing of it, in the model this original FS / RAL / RLM color numbers to take.
There is the so-called scale effect in the painting and there it is so that the smaller the model, the brighter the color must be compared to the original.

You certainly know the standard NATO livery of Green, Brown and Black as it is used in almost all NATO countries. I was once lucky to get a bucket of original green RAL / FS of the German Bundeswehr. If I take this color on a 1/35 model of the Leoprad 2 or even on an M1A2 Abrams or whatever vehicle / tank, nobody takes and believes that it is the original color because way too dark.

Adds to this fact even the effects of "Weathering", so for example, the fading of the UV rays of the sun, is the use of colors to FS / RAL / RLM in the model ... sorry ... in my opinion nonsense. BigGrin

As far as the color of your Sherman is concerned, in my opinion you have taken good care of her. If you make the effect of fading with one or two layers of slightly brightened olive drab, then it fits perfectly.

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