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PostPosted: Sun 01 Jul 2012 19:16 pm 
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I have the Airfix Scorpion/Scimitar CVR[T] which I'm to build for  'Operation Corporate'.
The kit has the 1973 colour scheme of Humbrol 75 Green with 33 Black in a disruptive pattern.
Two questions on which I seek answers:
1) Is the scheme on the kit box still relevant for 'Operation Corporate' in 1982?
2) Is Humbrol 75 the best green in the Humbrol range for this tank?

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PostPosted: Mon 02 Jul 2012 10:55 am 
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Hi Fred.  This may help: http://www.scribd.com/doc/98410802/1044 ... R-T-Family.  Cheers.

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Thanks for trying but I'm getting dubioius pop-up & virus alerts on that link.

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I often use HU163 for my modern British army builds. Looks Ok in 1/76 scale.


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What lighting conditions are you modelling, fred?

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I have a sample of the real Nato Green.  It is BS.381: No.285M.  The nearest OOT colour is H116 but thiis really should have a touch of red and be slightly darker but not as dark as H163.  A better colour is Revell 68 dark green.


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On various sites, they humbrols equivalent to re68 is 163, which is considered too dark

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Thanks for these guys.
However the Scimitar/Scorpion has been painted [last week] in Humbrol 75 Bronze Green.
I took some painted bits in various greens to a piece of 1980s military equipment and 75 Bronze came out the winner.

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For my green and black post-war British Army vehicles I have been using humbrol 102 for the green. Have I therefore been using the wrong shade?


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Mike Starmer is the authority on colours, his advice is good :thumb:
Personally I don't like mixing, I can never seem to achieve the same shade twice :oops: so I go with the nearest OOT match and put up with the discrepancy :Whistling:

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