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Japanese ww2 tank colours ?

Postby TISO » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:37 pm

OK i got me Dragon's 1/72 type 97 Chi-Ha tank and I have a Dragon'r 1/72 Ha-Go in the mail.
Colours are in Gunze range could someone please tell me colours matches in Humbrol, Revell, Model Master or Valejo range
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Re: Japanese ww2 tank colours ?

Postby Ricky » Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:12 pm

Post the paint numbers, and I'll see if I can help
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Re: Japanese ww2 tank colours ?

Postby TISO » Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:23 pm

From what i gather 1.st number GSI aqueous hobby color, 2.nd number MR. color in () Model Master
As per Dragon
60/16 - ija green (MM 2716)
37/43 - wood brown (MM 1735)
47/41 - red brown (MM 1533)
80% of 4/4 yellow + 20% of 40/30flat base (MM 1514 + flat)

What I really want to know from japanese tank specialists are how these are colours match the real thing (with scale) and their Humbrol/Revell/Vallejo (colours i have or can get in local stores) equivalents.
problem is that the conversion tables are more or less approximation that sometimes don't really have much in common with colours
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Re: Japanese ww2 tank colours ?

Postby Ricky » Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:14 pm

Going by my paint conversion chart...

MM 2716 - Humbrol 3 / Revell 62
MM 1735 - Humbrol 110 / Revell ??
MM 1533 - Humbrol ?? / Revell ??
MM 1514 - Humbrol 69 / Revell 12


Going by the colours I used on my Japanese tank...

ija green - Humbrol 86 / Revell 45 (Don't use this, use the one suggested above... though I have seen Humbrol 75 / Revell 65 suggested)
wood brown - Humbrol 26 / Revell 86 (72/89 for a lighter shade). This is a very dusty/khaki colour, more like the wood of a tree, while 110 above is darker, more like the bark.
red brown - Humbrol 70 / Revell 37 (113/83 or 160/383 are other possibilities)
80% of 4/4 yellow + 20% of 40/30flat base - Humbrol 74 / Revell ?? (is a pale, sandy yellow)

The problem here is I don't know if Japanese tanks were camoflaged in the bright greens/yellows suggested by your paint scheme or more muted shades.
You might just have to go to your nearest hobby shop and look at the tops of the tins...
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Re: Japanese ww2 tank colours ?

Postby TISO » Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:32 am

Thanks Ricky
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