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

Edit: RAL 9001 looks more accurate to me now
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Postby jarndice » Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:37 pm

jarndice wrote: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 .


Richard I wrote this in June this year (2019) I hope it helps.
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Postby silversurfer1947 » Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:43 pm

jarndice wrote:
jarndice wrote: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 .


Richard I wrote this in June this year (2019) I hope it helps.

I knew I had seen it somewhere! Thank you Shaun.
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Postby ronnie42 » Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:21 am

Elvenbein interior colour , what mix of paint do people use? Looking for a tamiya acrylic mix, some say use cream but not a fan of enamel paint.

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Postby jarndice » Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:19 pm

Hi, I cannot find a Tamiya Acrylic Cream, Perhaps someone else knows of it,
The closest to Elfenbein that I know of is---
"HUMBROL Acrylic OFF WHITE Number 41"
This comes in a 14Ml pot,£1.11+post.
I hope that helps.
The supplier that I use is----
http://www.petersspares.com
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Postby jarndice » Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:02 pm

:haha: :haha: What a fool I am, I was looking for Tamiya Elfenbein acrylic equivalents :lolno:
It is good to know the proper colour is available :thumbup:
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Postby ronnie42 » Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:03 pm

Yes you can get Elvenbein from AK . They do German armour interior colour kits . Just want to use Tamiya acrylic , so asked if anyone made one by mixing colours. Want to keep it simple and use Tamiya paints and thinner in the airbrush . thanks all.

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Postby jhamm » Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:17 am

Hi,
the interior is colored by RAL 1001 (15h) elfenbein
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