Srussian army green WW2

airfixian

37 posts

What acrylic paint should i use for russian army green of WW2

sr owen

dabhand

114 posts

I've used Humbrol 86 Light Olive which is available in acrylic.  Why?  Well, it was commonly seen recommended on kits of the T34 eminating from Russia and nations once part of the USSR.

I dare say there is a specific shade available in other reputable ranges - I think Tamiya used to have a specific shade?

Ratch

2640 posts


Community Moderator

 What subject do you want to use it on?

I've read that Russian Tanks were painted any type of green they could and the same went for aircraft too...

Uniforms present a similar problem in that fabric fades when washed and can change (perceived) colour when dirty.

Owner of the Airfix Tribute Forum https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/airfixtributeforum/index.php

jopres57

107 posts

 Has anyone seen the clip of a motley group of Soviet soldiers, men and women, marching through Berlin just after the end of the war. It's been shown on telly a few times on different programmes. About thirty or more of these characters are seen in a variety of different uniforms, hardly two of them are dressed the same. The uniforms vary from light khaki to light green with various darker shades. I think it shows that it's difficult to be exact about Soviet uniform colours. I would expect the same is likely for vehicles and aircraft.

dabhand

114 posts

I am aware that T-34 production was in a number of locations and that through differences in final finish it is possible to attribute tank to place of construction.  I expect that there were many variations in colour schemes too.  From no paint as at Stalingrad where it is said that tanks rolled off the line and into battle unpainted, to the ubiquitous green of later war years.

I tend to rely on painting guides provided by kit manufacturers when finishing my models, and Humbrol colours at that.  There are two principal suggestions as to colours.  H86 Light Olive and H117 US Light Green.  

I'd like to ask what colour (from the Humbrol or Revell range of paints) is most favoured by other T-34 builders?

 

Tomek22

170 posts

dabhand, between H86 and H117 I would take H86. Why not H114 Russian Green?

jopres57

107 posts

There's been a bit of discussion about this before. Check out  "Humbrol (Techniques, Tips & Craft) > russian army green WW2". It's about Russian Army green in general but I think T34's would probably have the same colour scheme as other vehicles.

Ratch

2640 posts


Community Moderator

Threads merged.

Owner of the Airfix Tribute Forum https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/airfixtributeforum/index.php

ntrocket88

93 posts

There is a good answer to this question here: http://www.matadormodels.co.uk/tank_museum/xcamo_ww2ussr.htm

 

Basically, the consensus is that for Humbrol Enamels, H117 is the best starting point for Soviet 4BO Dark Green used universally during WWII. This is also available in the Humbrol Acrylic range.

 

"Chip in official records stated in Kolomiets and Morschanski to match FS595b 34102.  This is a rich dark green with some olive to it.   It’s duller and a little darker than matt wartime British G3 and more grey than their SCC15, although about the same tone.   George Hogg has suggested Humbrol 117, and Mike Starmer has this as a mid point, adding 150 to lighten and 116 to darken.   The light extreme would be c. 4x117:3x150, the dark 3x117 to 2x116"

 

116 is also available in acrylic, but 150 may not be? Which is a problem, since it is a key component of an SCC15 mix...

Please create an account or login to reply.

Forum Rules

  • The Airfix Forum is intended for discussion of plastic scale modelling. Primarily a place for newcomers to ask questions and seek assistance from like-minded individuals, the Airfix Forum offers users the chance to join an active and friendly community.
  • Discussion of other plastic model kit manufacturers is allowed, however, active promotion or advertising of our competitors is not permitted.
  • Please keep in mind that the Airfix Forum is a publicly viewable space and you should never post personal information (including email addresses).
  • While every effort is made to contact you before any censorship, we reserve the right to amend or remove any content without explanation.
  • All customer service enquiries should be directed to Airfix Customer Services.

Useful Links

Forum Guidelines

Membership Restricted Product