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Armor and ground forces of the Axis forces during World War II.
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Meng King Tiger shell coloring
HzGud1
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Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 10:08 AM UTC
I am working on the Meng King Tiger with interior and I am curious as to what everyone suggests as colors for the shells? I have seen pics with two colors with one probably brass and not sure of the other. Looking for references but having trouble locating one. Suggestions or help?
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Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 11:02 PM UTC




H.P.
HzGud1
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Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 12:28 PM UTC
Perfect! thank you
Bozothenutter
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Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 07:24 PM UTC
Those are not realistically painted.
Shell casings were brass or steel with the steel ones being a electroplated type of green, semi transparent finish.

https://i.postimg.cc/W3LWBvNQ/images.jpg
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Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 07:36 PM UTC
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Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 12:30 AM UTC

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How would you go about painting this? Green filter over steel?
Bozothenutter
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Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 08:01 AM UTC
Probably something like that dark steel with a greenish clearcoat.
Maybe make the clearcoat less opaque?