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Old 11-22-2007, 05:17 AM
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Question Russian green

I'm using Vallejo model color for airbrushing my models. I'm into German armor so I'm a little lost, which mix do you use for Russian green?
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Old 11-22-2007, 07:56 AM
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why don't you just use "russian green", as this is already mixed and readily available from Vallejo?

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Old 11-22-2007, 09:06 AM
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I think that V. russian green is a little too dark.
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Old 12-05-2007, 10:08 AM
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Add a little of vallejo german camo light green bit by bit, this will makes it a bit more lighter and lively. That is what i do with my russian tanks.
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Primoz,

You are right, the color is a little dark and will make the weathering job a madness.

This is my KV2 painted with Vallejo's Model Air pure RUSSIAN GREEN .



As mentioned, i decided to lighten the color a little and the result is a lot better.

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Thank you for your input Carlos; which color did you use for lightening?
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I'm using Vallejo model color for airbrushing my models. I'm into German armor so I'm a little lost, which mix do you use for Russian green?
Thanks in advance!
Primoz,
another suggestion is to not think so 1 dimensionally about a color (I mean this in a helping way). I always feel the standard base color for any particular vehicle can be veiwed as midway in a scale that runs from the darkest as a base for shading to the lighest as a worn and sun-faded version. When you airbrush the layers you either bring to half way or continue depending on the fade. You would use the darker color for simulating a wet tank. Doing a Russian green would involve4-6 layers depending on how used you want the paint. You will also find this gives you more realism. So you see, if the color provided is right then you only need to work with the tint to lighten it. Any color is made up of many layers.
Vallejo will work
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Primoz, there is no such colour as "Russian Green", or at least no Soviet colour.

There was a specification calling for a colour known as 4BO Protective Green to be used as the base colour for Soviet armour. There were several versions of the collour over the course of the war, and another version (same name) used for aircraft. You can get an idea of the variations by looking at many of the preserved tanks in Russia.

Bottom line: find a nice medium-dark green, one that pleases you, and go with it. The shade on Cadu's KV works for me, but so do others. You decide.

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