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    Spearhead phpbb3 New Member

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    I just bought a tamiya Pz.II ausf. F/G. I got the english instructions but the paint guide is in japanese :angry:. I mostly do revell models but isn't there supposed to be an english paint guide?
     
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    This is the biggest problem with Japanese kits :angry:

    The best bet is to get a Humbrol paint chart, which contains a chart showing which Humbrol paint is equal to which 'insert brand here' paint.
    Then match up the numbers.

    If there are no numbers - cry.
    Or find a Japanese dictionary and try a translation.
     
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    It would help but they don't list the numbers. I think they spell the paint colors. :(
     
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    The paint schemes are mostly afrikakorp colors, so using the pictures i'll paint it sand and red brown camo. Unless there's an online japanese translation dictionary.
     
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    Well I don't know of any, but usually comparing works pretty well. What you also can do is try to find a similar kit by another brand (or a vehicle that has thesame setting (place and time)) and copy the colour schemes from that one. They usually match pretty well.
     
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    Try and find some color reference material.There is no shortage of books on the subject.Also,don't get too hung up on color accuracy.From what I've read,crews at times had to mix paint in the field with dirty water,in which case the color from vehicle to vehicle could vary greatly.Also,some crews,depending on the enviornment,would just smear mud on the vehicle.Use your imagination.
     
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    hope that this can help you:
    floquil polly S tamiya testor enamel
    german gray( dark gray)303123 500702 XF63 1950
    dark yellow 303124 500703 XF60 1955
    red brown 303126 500705 XF64
    dark green(olive green) 303128 500704 XF58

    but the problem is that this table is old, and floquil alredy change from enamel to acrylic and i'm not sure about the same cat. numb.

    now, we can try model master paints

    schwarzgrau 39-43 2094
    panzerolivgrun 43 2097
    p.schokoladenbraun 43 2096
    p. dunkelgelb 43 2095

    but testor is also changing from enamel to acrylic.
    so again hope this can help you
     

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