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Armor and ground forces of the Allied forces during World War II.
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Afrika Corps yellow?
California, United States
Joined: October 08, 2002
KitMaker: 892 posts
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Posted: Monday, July 28, 2003 - 03:14 PM UTC
Hello, All,

I'm getting ready to paint the Tamiya Marder IIIr as an Afrika Corps vehicle. Can anyone recommend a mix of Tamiya colors to obtain a good shade of DAK yellow? And for that matter the Gray color that lies beneath it?

Thanks a bunch!!


Johnny B
Utah, United States
Joined: March 18, 2003
KitMaker: 564 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Monday, July 28, 2003 - 05:00 PM UTC

Tamiya XF-60 is a good match for Dunkelgelb. Not sure which one is the best match for Panzer Grey - anyone????


Alessandria, Italy
Joined: July 28, 2003
KitMaker: 720 posts
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Posted: Monday, July 28, 2003 - 05:06 PM UTC
I don't remenber the name and the number,but there is a Tamya color for the africa corps.
Try to find it

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British Columbia, Canada
Joined: May 13, 2003
KitMaker: 711 posts
AeroScale: 107 posts
Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2003 - 10:32 AM UTC
I also use Tamiya's XF-60 (Dark Yellow) for the yellow. It's pretty close and I really like using the Tamiya paints with my airbrush. It covers really well. I have also used the Poly Scale Panzer Dark Yellow but I find that it has a bit too much of a green tinge to it.

Texas, United States
Joined: September 15, 2002
KitMaker: 8,985 posts
AeroScale: 137 posts
Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2003 - 11:31 AM UTC
Model Master makes a good panzer gray. Use it as your base then streak it over with the Afrika color of your choice. You want to show a little wear and tear on the vehicle, especailly at the bottom. Sand blasting doncha know.
New York, United States
Joined: June 06, 2002
KitMaker: 156 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2003 - 12:13 PM UTC
Hi Corporal

I think the colors you mean are Afrika Braun 1942, and Afrika Dunkelgrau 1942, also there is Panzer Schwarzgrau (very dark grey) 1939-1943. All are available in enamels and acrylics from Testors Model Master line of paints and requires no mixing.
As for mixing, I usually won't if I don't have to, so don't know.
Good luck!
Ontario, Canada
Joined: January 11, 2003
KitMaker: 1,339 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2003 - 12:24 PM UTC
How about Life colour paints?

UA 084 or FS 30400 for german desert yellow

UA 073 for pazer grey or FS 36132