Vallejo paint match for a Mark IV

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Vallejo paint match for a Mark IV

Joined: August 22nd, 2003, 4:48 pm

July 18th, 2012, 9:22 pm #1

Hello,

I recently began building a Mark IV from Emhar that has been hanging around the stash for a while. I have decided to focus on the finish of the tank rather than become concerned with the accuracy. It will be the only WW I tank in an otherwise post-WWII armor collection. My question is about the colors. Does anyone have an equivalents for the British brown for the Vallejo line? And I would also be interested if anyone could give me some help with colors for a captured Mark IV used by the Germans. I am clueless about WWI armor other than it looks very cool sitting next to my M1A1!

Thanks!
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Joined: September 27th, 2004, 11:44 am

July 26th, 2012, 3:46 am #2

And be advised I am only a small time Vallejo user and this isn't any negative comment on the quality on Vallejo's, which is actually great in my opinion.
But perhaps use 826 Cam. Medium Brown as a base coat (only) And then use something like 70921 English Uniform (yep) as your main colour and lighten accordingly or however you to your techniques.

Caveat. Please be advised that I have no specific or scientific formula for the actual colour, but these two are actually 2 Vallejo's that I have that are in the ball park so to speak.
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Joined: August 22nd, 2003, 4:48 pm

July 27th, 2012, 4:37 am #3

I appreciate the information, I will give the two colors a try and see how it works.

Thanks, Quinn
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