Airfix Logo

Humbrol Logo

The Airfix Tribute Forum was established in April 2006 to discuss the making of Airfix models.

Email: admin at airfixtributeforum.co.uk

It is currently Thu 21 Sep 2017 20:28 pm

All times are UTC [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 17 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat 29 Sep 2012 19:50 pm 
Offline
Gold Star
Gold Star

Joined: Fri 23 Mar 2012 22:48 pm
Posts: 2677
Location: UK
Could somebody please help me out. I got my Airfix Luftwaffe set but cannot find any painting instructions for the plastic base. Could somebody let me know what colours top use on the tents and other bits on the base. The instructions only list for the plane, truck and gun, nothing else.
Dave.

_________________
If only everything in life was as reliable as a Kalashnikov.

Airfix member 611607


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun 30 Sep 2012 23:57 pm 
Offline
Site Owner
User avatar

Joined: Sat 22 Apr 2006 07:32 am
Posts: 61960
Location: Northampton UK
: Site Owner
: Administrator
: Group Build Guru
: Group Build Leader
: Model Portfolio
That's because you can paint them any colour you wish  :idea:

_________________
Living the dream
My Portfolio
My current Workbench


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon 01 Oct 2012 14:17 pm 
Offline
Gold Star
Gold Star

Joined: Fri 23 Mar 2012 22:48 pm
Posts: 2677
Location: UK
Ratch:481693 wrote:
That's because you can paint them any colour you wish  :idea:


I could Ratch but would prefere to paint them the colour that they actually were. All Airfix give is a small picture on the side of the box that I find hard to define the exact colours with.
I presume, they are a field grey of some description but that is as far as I would go.
Dave.

_________________
If only everything in life was as reliable as a Kalashnikov.

Airfix member 611607


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon 01 Oct 2012 18:21 pm 
Offline
Green Star
Green Star
User avatar

Joined: Sat 01 Sep 2007 19:15 pm
Posts: 153
Location: Saltburn, North Yorkshire
Hi,
would suggest shades of grey and light brown.
Have a look at any large expanse of concrete, dependant on the quantity of sand to concrete, some will be more to the grey, others to light brown.

With "Organisation Todt" work, i would err more to the grey.
After all, the gun emplacements and the 'Flak' towers they built
withstood QUITE a lot of TNT through '44 and '45! :Whistling:

_________________
Quote:
...to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived, this is to have succeeded
 
For my lifes love, Angie Connor 10/02/1961 - 11/11/2002
I'll never forget


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon 01 Oct 2012 18:47 pm 
Offline
Silver Star
Silver Star

Joined: Thu 27 Oct 2011 18:04 pm
Posts: 1684
Location: North West England
If it's the same base as I have got, I think concrete would be inappropriate, unless German concrete was pretty rubbish, as the base show multiple tyre tracks :lol:  I suppose someone could have driven over the concrete when it was wet but its probably meant to be grass or sand depending on the theatre of operations.

_________________
Buy less, start less, finish more - or at the moment just try to finish at least one!
IPMS 13440
My WIP My Portfolio


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon 01 Oct 2012 19:01 pm 
Offline
Silver Bar
Silver Bar
User avatar

Joined: Fri 18 Jun 2010 13:34 pm
Posts: 10189
Location: D'Dee, N'orn I'rn
: --------------------
: Group Build Guru
: AMSIG member
As far as I can remember: each German soldier carried a half tent. One alone to be used as a fly-sheet, two obviously made a small peaked tent.
The material for these was pre-printed in a sort of splinter camo. The pattern was random and the colours overlapped.
Depending on where the soldier was dictated the main colour of the material.
North Afrika/Sicily/Italy was base sand with green and browns, Early Europe was a dark green with darker green and black, Russia - winter, white with mid-blue and light green. Late Europe, dark sand with dark green, red/brown and black.

_________________
Al speling misteaks aer all mi own werk..
Its not just how good your painting is, its how good the touch-ups are too.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue 02 Oct 2012 13:22 pm 
Offline
Green Star
Green Star
User avatar

Joined: Sat 01 Sep 2007 19:15 pm
Posts: 153
Location: Saltburn, North Yorkshire
Telegraphist:481340 wrote:
Could somebody please help me out. I got my Airfix Luftwaffe set.......................Dave.


IanW:481912 wrote:
If it's the same base as I have got, I think concrete would be inappropriate, unless German concrete was pretty rubbish, as the base show multiple tyre tracks :lol: ............


Ooops! the 'Swatzer Chiefy' will NOT be a happy bunny, truck tracks where his beloved aircraft will be! "Guts for Garters" anyone????  :Whistling:

Paul

_________________
Quote:
...to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived, this is to have succeeded
 
For my lifes love, Angie Connor 10/02/1961 - 11/11/2002
I'll never forget


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue 02 Oct 2012 14:32 pm 
Offline
Gold & Silver Stars
Gold & Silver Stars
User avatar

Joined: Sat 22 Apr 2006 22:21 pm
Posts: 4459
Location: City of London
: --------------------
: Administrator
: Airfix Modelling SIG Member
On the Amera site the Luftwaffe (Normandy) airfield base is shown as all grass, I assume that this is the same one as included in the Airfix set.

http://www.amera.co.uk/images.php?p=S220&d=Normandy Airfield&c=1&i=1

As mentioned by Fred the German tent Could possibly be made up by using the shelter quarters that were carried by each German soldier in the field, this was called a zeltbahn and was carried rolled up on the back of the equipment straps, it could be used as a water proof poncho or attached with other shelter quarters to form all manner of tents and bivvis, see link below.

http://www.zeltbahn.net/tent.htm

There were various camouflage patterns used some examples are shown below.

http://www.zeltbahn.net/wh_camo.htm
http://www.zeltbahn.net/wss_camo.htm
http://www.zeltbahn.net/it_camo.htm

Here you can see a couple of varities in use in an actual wartime photo

http://www.flickr.com/photos/46719559@N04/5036072058/

There  were also purpose made tents used, take a look at the follwoing link for some ideas

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/viewtopic.php?pid=3096


Cheers

Stu


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue 02 Oct 2012 15:39 pm 
Offline
Gold Star
Gold Star

Joined: Fri 23 Mar 2012 22:48 pm
Posts: 2677
Location: UK
Thank you for the replies troops, need all the help I can get here.
Here are the pics from the box, not a good reference for me as i am colour blind.  Nothing on the instruction sheets either, only what Airfix give as these small pics on side of the box.
Image
Image
Image

I would like to try and keep my options open and get the colour schemes for Russia and the desert campaigns, or any other that can be thought.

Thanks for taking the time to help out everyone, good to have a online community like this. My thanks again.
Dave.

_________________
If only everything in life was as reliable as a Kalashnikov.

Airfix member 611607


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue 02 Oct 2012 15:41 pm 
Offline
Site Owner
User avatar

Joined: Sat 22 Apr 2006 07:32 am
Posts: 61960
Location: Northampton UK
: Site Owner
: Administrator
: Group Build Guru
: Group Build Leader
: Model Portfolio
I believe Owen made that and used grass scatter  :!:

_________________
Living the dream
My Portfolio
My current Workbench


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed 03 Oct 2012 11:00 am 
Offline
Gold Star
Gold Star

Joined: Fri 23 Mar 2012 22:48 pm
Posts: 2677
Location: UK
Here is the base in question
Image
Image
Not sure what these wee bumps are or what colour they should be, not the camo net over the boxes but the wee bumbs thingiemabobs?
Image
Image

Will look into the static grass, would like to try a do as decent a job as possible with it.
Dave.

_________________
If only everything in life was as reliable as a Kalashnikov.

Airfix member 611607


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed 03 Oct 2012 12:33 pm 
Offline
Gold & Silver Stars
Gold & Silver Stars
User avatar

Joined: Sat 22 Apr 2006 22:21 pm
Posts: 4459
Location: City of London
: --------------------
: Administrator
: Airfix Modelling SIG Member
They look like tree stumps to me  :shrug:

Cheers

Stu


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed 03 Oct 2012 13:04 pm 
Offline
Silver Star
Silver Star

Joined: Thu 27 Oct 2011 18:04 pm
Posts: 1684
Location: North West England
stuzzar:482477 wrote:
They look like tree stumps to me  :shrug:

Cheers

Stu
I would agree, to me it looks like the ground has been scraped level, the debris piled up around the edge and the trees felled.  That's how I was intending to depict it, when I get round to it.

_________________
Buy less, start less, finish more - or at the moment just try to finish at least one!
IPMS 13440
My WIP My Portfolio


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed 03 Oct 2012 15:04 pm 
Offline
Gold Star
Gold Star

Joined: Fri 23 Mar 2012 22:48 pm
Posts: 2677
Location: UK
Now that you mention tree stumps i would agree.
Thanks for helping out, looks so obvious now.
Dave.

_________________
If only everything in life was as reliable as a Kalashnikov.

Airfix member 611607


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon 08 Oct 2012 18:39 pm 
Offline
Green Star
Green Star

Joined: Mon 08 Oct 2012 17:08 pm
Posts: 183
Location: Prudhoe Northumberland
Hi gents, was just browsing the site and came across this post. I hope I can help with this, as I designed the bases for Amera who produced them for Airfix.  The stumps are, as you guessed, tree stumps cut down around the airfield for general purposes. If anyone wants any more info, glad to help regards Andrew


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon 08 Oct 2012 22:22 pm 
Offline
Gold Star
Gold Star

Joined: Fri 23 Mar 2012 22:48 pm
Posts: 2677
Location: UK
Hi Andrew
Thanks for posting and confirming the tree stumps. Would you happen to have a colour chart to use, or could advise or is that left to the individual to colour as they choose. Sorry to be a pain, thanks for confirming the stumps.
Dave.

_________________
If only everything in life was as reliable as a Kalashnikov.

Airfix member 611607


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed 10 Oct 2012 18:28 pm 
Offline
Green Star
Green Star

Joined: Mon 08 Oct 2012 17:08 pm
Posts: 183
Location: Prudhoe Northumberland
Dave, hi, don't have a colour chart but I usually use Humbrol 29 Dark Earth and 30 Dark green as camouflage green and brown for the basic colours.  Then touches of individuality thrown in! Hope helps. Examples of our products painted on the facebook page as well as website, may give inspiration too


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 17 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group

The Airfix Tribute Forum

The Airfix Tribute Forum - Est. 2006 | Make a Donation


modelsforsale.com