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 Post subject: vehicle paint
PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:15 pm 
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i painted my motorbike and sidecar in grau RAL 7021,
i get my paint mixed up for me so if any RAL is still on the sheets it can be done,
looking at some vehicles and bikes there seems a shade difference on greys, one being a little darker with a slight blue-ish tinge , i amjust about to paint a solo somay look to vary the colour.
isit ust me going colorblindoris there another RAL grey used on vehicles
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 Post subject: Re: vehicle paint
PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:03 am 
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The ral colour you have chosen Nick, is correct for Army. Until end 1942 -Dunkelgrau-dark grey RAL 7021.

From end 1942 - Dunkelgelb - beige - Ral 7028 - no longer available on the present day ral colour system, however, colour matches have been established using samples from original vehicles and equipment.

Individuals tend to guess the shades , hence you get so many variants with vehicle colours within re-enactment.

The other grey you mention may be the airforce grey . 1941-45 Grau - grey RAL 7019.

Africa corps used a RAL 8000 Gelbbraun-dark beige 1941-42

The krad below shows the paint finish in RAL 7021
Colour accuracy only as good as the camera taking the photograph etc.
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The samples below are an interpretation [guide only] as computer monitors colour rendition are all different and vary somewhat, depending on how the individual has set the PC.
So if you stick to the paint being mixed to a specific Ral code, the colour should be accurate.


RAL 7021..............................................RAL 7019.................................................RAL 8000.......................................RAL 7028

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Hope this information is useful to you.

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 Post subject: Re: vehicle paint
PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:54 am 
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here are some more colours used by German troops during war:
http://www.auradesign.eu/camo_p_wh.htm

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 Post subject: Re: vehicle paint
PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:18 pm 
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cheers guys, really appreciate that!!!

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