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PostPosted: Fri 22 Jul 2011 16:25 pm 
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So what colour would be apropriate for interior of german vehicles?

Halftracks and other open vehicles had the same colour as the outside - tankgrey og yellow depending on what time, yes?

Inside colour of tank hatches also did have the outside colour as far as I know.

But what colour did they paint inside tanks and trucks etc?


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PostPosted: Fri 22 Jul 2011 19:07 pm 
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Inside of trucks appear to be the same as outside.
Insides of tanks appear to be an off-white colour

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spot on fred . cheers ohn.


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Elfenbein (which I think translates approximately to "chamois") is a creamy colour, and would be seen on most interior surfaces. I would expect that some, if not all, of the floor plates were not necessarily painted Elfenbein, and would be acceptable in worn metal with grease, dirt and/or red brown primer. Some artistic licence is granted here :)

There is a Jagdpanther at the IWM in London, which has parts of the armour cut away so you can see the colour for yourself. If you google images of "Jagdpanther London IWM" you'll probably see it.

Edit: Here's an image of it.

And another, which shows some things in primer - not sure what they are, though.

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As I understand it, up to late 1942, Panzers were painted the cream color on upper interior surfaces and a grey/green color on floors and lower parts. From then until August 1944 , red primer replaced the grey/green. After that, red primer only was used.

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Not disputing what goes before, just adding. The interior colour may also be dependent on the availability of paint at the factories. Not too long ago I saw a colour photo of a Stug blown apart on D-Day + 7 or so and the interior was 'whitish' / cream.
The Stug actually reminded me of an Airfix kit that had not been glued together.

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Thanks all for your input. Very helpfull. :)


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It is very well known that the crews of Panzers started to scrape off the interior paint from their tanks as even a hit from small arms fire could cause the paint to flake off injuring the crew inside the tank. Obviously all this paint could not be removed but a certain amount from vulnerable areas was.

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:) Hi Bally. Hannants do the German interior buff colour in their Xtracolor and Xtracrilic ranges if you dont fancy mixing it. Cheers, Frank.


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Anglian wrote:
It is very well known that the crews of Panzers started to scrape off the interior paint from their tanks as even a hit from small arms fire could cause the paint to flake off injuring the crew inside the tank. Obviously all this paint could not be removed but a certain amount from vulnerable areas was.

That's news to me.

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Elfenbein is slightly darker than Humbrol 71 so I would use that OOT.


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