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Armor and ground forces of the Axis forces during World War II.
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Painting options on Italian M13-40
tanknick22
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Posted: Monday, April 06, 2020 - 03:45 PM UTC
Im building a M13-40 Italian tank to go with my Ariete MBT
for a past and present theme and Im wondering what kind of painting options I have for the M13-40 as far as accurate or close to accurate colors and cross reference to AK paints any hepl will be appreciated
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Posted: Monday, April 06, 2020 - 05:21 PM UTC
https://tanks-encyclopedia.com/ww2/italy/Carro_Armato_Medio_M13-40.php
Some at the bottom of the page.
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Posted: Monday, April 06, 2020 - 05:28 PM UTC
Lifecolor makes a ww2 Italian Army set.
Should be able to order just the colors you need.
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Posted: Monday, April 06, 2020 - 05:31 PM UTC
Hataka is another option. https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=y7JDZwTY&id=C8DB9002E153AC9084507B33AB44BED286B85649&thid=OIP.y7JDZwTYatr450Ksty8y6wHaD6&mediaurl=http%3a%2f%2fhataka-hobby.com%2fmodelarstwo%2fuploads%2f2019%2f03%2fas106_Back.jpg&exph=919&expw=1742&q=italian+army+paint+sets&simid=608049343030495272&selectedIndex=5&qpvt=italian+army+paint+sets&ajaxhist=0

tanknick22
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Posted: Wednesday, April 08, 2020 - 10:08 PM UTC



Any idea what the paints cross reference to in Tamiya or AK?
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Posted: Monday, April 20, 2020 - 03:55 PM UTC



Do you have the Tamiya kit or something else? The Tamiya instructions have Tamiya paint references in them.

Looking online at the instructions, the sand color is 2 parts XF-60 to 1 part XF-59. The green camouflage color is 2 parts XF-65 to 1 part XF-58.

No idea how those colors translate to AK, though the "real colors" range of AK paints should have obviously labeled colors (saying Italian WWII or something like that).