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Postby Jofaur86 » Sat May 28, 2022 10:06 am

:) Hello,
after finally getting back to work on my Sherman Tam.? Am I at the stage I was dreading? the most "painting" and I admit that despite reading this rereading of the post concerned on the Forum? I still don't know what to use, as a color? Besides, I don't have an airbrush? and the TS bomb doesn't seem to be popular with everyone? I had made a test, can conclusive with the brush? follow taker of any opinion …..

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Postby Kaczor » Sat May 28, 2022 2:08 pm

Tamiya TS-28 Olive Drab. It's little too green in my opinion but Tamiya sprays are great.
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Postby Jofaur86 » Sat May 28, 2022 5:09 pm

:thumbup: Thank you Kaczor, in primer I intend to use gray, or would another color lighten it up a bit?

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Postby PainlessWolf » Sat May 28, 2022 8:04 pm

Good Morning,
Just to throw another one in the ring. If you can locate a couple of rattle cans of Model Masters Olive Drab 1911, you would also be pleased with the results. I know paint shades for Shermans is like the best motor oil for your automobile. Everyone has a favorite. Whatever you do, don't forget to share pics with us. I have always loved a Good Sherman.
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Postby Kaczor » Sat May 28, 2022 9:49 pm

Model Masters is my favourite shade of OD but it's probably not produced anymore. I can't find in anywhere.

Vallejo OD spray is also good.
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Postby Jofaur86 » Sun May 29, 2022 9:12 am

:) Yes indeed, after research, seems not to be found? Looked good though!!! Found this but not sure if compatible with plastic Tam. otherwise good price for the quantity?
https://www.mmpark.fr/index.php?p=boutique&ref=BPOD
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Postby Kaczor » Sun May 29, 2022 12:24 pm

This color looks like early war British tank Khaki Green not American OD.
PS I knew that French don't like English but to don't have this language option but still have Bulgarian is weird :haha:
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Postby Herr Dr. Professor » Sun May 29, 2022 3:14 pm

Here's the expert on Olive Drab:
WWII OD Paints.pdf
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Postby Jofaur86 » Sun May 29, 2022 3:28 pm

Thank you for all this information!!! Kaczor, I admit I didn't understand everything? but it does not matter, good end after noon :thumbup:

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sun May 29, 2022 4:31 pm

While we're on the subject, what paint would I need for Sherman's in British service, I'm sure I once read that it wasn't the same shade as the U.S. used.
If I'm correct, what company does the shade I need please.
Should I be looking at the same type of green the British tanks were painted?
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Postby tankme » Sun May 29, 2022 6:59 pm

Dean gave me his British Tamiya formula: 5 parts XF61 Dk. Green, 2 parts XF62 Olive Drab, 2 parts XF3 flat yellow.

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sun May 29, 2022 7:27 pm

tankme wrote:Dean gave me his British Tamiya formula: 5 parts XF61 Dk. Green, 2 parts XF62 Olive Drab, 2 parts XF3 flat yellow.

Oh, ok, I guess I can give that a go, thanks :thumbup:
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Postby Kaczor » Sun May 29, 2022 10:48 pm

Herr Dr. Professor wrote:Here's the expert on Olive Drab:
WWII OD Paints.pdf

Here is version with pictures:
https://docplayer.net/153576802-Olive-d ... -drab.html
But article is outdated as Tamiya changed formula of Olive Drab (it's too green now).
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Postby Jofaur86 » Mon May 30, 2022 9:41 am

In conclusion, I will prefer the color "OD from Valejo" on the other hand, does the base color (Primer) have an influence on the final color? following sorry for all my questions? but completely useless at this level ☹️

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Postby Kaczor » Mon May 30, 2022 10:05 am

Jofaur86 wrote:does the base color (Primer) have an influence on the final color?

If you are using rattle can - no. It could be affected if painting using airbrush or brush.
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Postby Jofaur86 » Mon May 30, 2022 1:44 pm

OK,tank you for reponse @+

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Postby Herr Dr. Professor » Mon May 30, 2022 7:57 pm

Thank you for the update, Kaczor.

Note, too, that Tamiya offers various Olive Drab acrylic paints.

"Olive Drab": bottle XF62
"Olive Drab" spray TS5
"Olive Drab 2: spray TS28

Tamiya also sells a Lacquer "Olive Drab": LP29
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