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Panzer Grey for 1/72 scale
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PostPosted: March 4th, 2016, 12:54 pm 
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Has anyone got any suggestions for a correct mix for Panzer Grey used on Germany Army vehicles using Humbrol paint, especially for wheeled vehicles in 1/72 scale, as what I used as stock looks far too dark?


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Humbrol used to make a range of authentic colours, one being HM4 German Panzer Grey. I have another Humbrol paint chart that recommends substituting 67 Matt Tank Grey. Hope this helps.

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I'm pretty sure Mig Ammo do one for that scale

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PostPosted: January 8th, 2017, 12:58 am 
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Isn't Humbrol 67 a bit dark in small scales?


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It's equally dark in large scales. Colour is a physical phenomenon that is not dependent on size. Paint your fingernail with it or paint your house with it, the colour will be exactly the same.

Some folks believe that perception of colour depends on the size of the object. I don't personally agree, but "perception" is by definition a personal thing so, you know, if it looks right to you ....

Some proponents of "scale effect" seem to either ignore the effects of air (which is not perfectly transparent, and therefore affects the perception of colours over a distance) or alternatively feel that it's mandatory to incorporate that non-transparency because any "small" model must clearly be "further away". Of course any actual object that is made small by being a long way away has little to no distinguishing features, so spot colours, markings, and other small details should all be "washed out" if that's what you think your model is representing. Funnily enough, most proponents of "scale effect" are equal enthusiasts of "fine details carefully picked out" and never notice the inherent contradiction. Go figure.

The short answer to your question is that Hu67 is a decent representation of panzergrau and if you feel that it's "too dark" then it's up to you to decide how much to lighten it. Go with whatever works for you.

(Personally I prefer the Life Color shades.)

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PostPosted: February 19th, 2017, 11:12 pm 
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I have since found that the 400ml spray can of Panzer Grey from Plastic Soldier Company is a good match and especially useful for an overall finish in 1/72 scale


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