Panzer interior color

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Postby Ragnar » Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:09 pm

Can anyone enlighten me on the interior paint color of the average panzer? I heard most Tanks are white on the inside cuz their basically a black hole all closed up,white woul make sense. I just want to paint the insides of the hatch’s cuz they will be open at times thinking of a dirty white as their constantly be used.
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Postby Marco Peter » Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:16 pm

The correct color is called 'Elvenbein', it's a yellowish white.

Insides of hatches were sometimes painted in the main vehicle color simply to keep it's camouflage when they are open.
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Postby Ragnar » Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:39 pm

Marco Peter wrote:The correct color is called 'Elvenbein', it's a yellowish white.

Insides of hatches were sometimes painted in the main vehicle color simply to keep it's camouflage when they are open.


Makes perfect sense’ thank you.
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Postby Ragnar » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:08 pm

Think I’ll just dry brush them to give a grungy handled look.
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Postby jarndice » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:45 pm

The internal paint colour of a German Tank went through 3 stages through WW2,
Initially the interior was painted in Red Oxide (The same as the External undercoat) or black
Then it was changed to Red oxide on the bottom quarter, The rest of the interior was creamy white (Elfenbein),
The change was because the crews complained it was so dark inside that they could not see,
The final change was to paint the inside of all hatches the same colour as the primary external colour of the tank so that when the hatch was open it would not show up against the tanks camouflage .

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Postby STHV » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:54 pm

The RAL number is 1015 I think
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