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Tamiya's MKIV Male colours....correct?
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Posted: Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 06:06 AM UTC
Getting round to painting my MKIV and the instructions say mix equal parts of Tamiya XF-52 Flat Earth with XF-55 Deck Tan.

Is this correct for these WW1 tanks? I know there's been a lot of debate about the colours but I was wondering if anyone disputes Tamiya's colours?
dylans
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Posted: Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 08:12 AM UTC
I went with the Tamiya mix and I am happy with it. it is much closer than "moss green" than the takom instructions say to use.



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Posted: Friday, December 18, 2015 - 06:21 AM UTC
Thanks Dylan. Yours is coming along great but I wonder if Tamiya's recommended mix makes it a tad too light?
Frenchy
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Posted: Friday, December 18, 2015 - 04:16 PM UTC
Apparently, the preserved Mark IV "Lodestar III" at the Royal Museum of The Armed Forces in Brussels has its original camo colors :

http://www.landships.info/landships/tank_articles.html?load=tank_articles/Surviving_Mark_IV.html

Related thread :

http://armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=241133

H.P.
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Posted: Friday, December 18, 2015 - 09:54 PM UTC
Here's http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=241133&page=1 a thread on that very subject!
dylans
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Posted: Saturday, December 19, 2015 - 09:16 AM UTC

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Thanks Dylan. I wonder if Tamiya's recommended mix makes it a tad too light?



it darkened up a bit after gloss and a wash.

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Posted: Sunday, December 20, 2015 - 04:53 AM UTC
Thanks all! Coincidentally too I picked up the latest issue of Military Modelling today and there's some good photos of the preserved example in Brussels inside.