The colours of the first Tigers sent to SS units are puzzling. Take, for example, "TIKI" of Das Reich. Multiple publications and illustrations show it as Dunkelbelb over dark grey. But it doesn't look like that to me.
Does anybody know the origin of this information?
Another question is how many of these early tigers are in ral 8000/7008 or with the dark grey? Have a look at Stug III'S AND PZKPFW IV f/g they are from a similar time line and a large number are in 8020/7027 or 8000/7008 so is possible that the tigers would be similar.
Just a thought from looking at loads of photos