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Problem with RLM colors
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_VISITCOMMUNITY
Ashdod, Israel
Joined: December 19, 2011
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Posted: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 02:19 AM UTC
Good day to all aeroscalers!
For my next project i choosed Junkers Stuka B-2 http://www.tamiya.com/english/products/60776ju87_stuka/index.htm.
For a couple of days now I'm seeking for a right equivalent for RLM82 Lichtgruen and RLM83 Dunkelgruen colors. Apparently each color company has it's own interpretation of this two colors and all the color charts in internet show different results.
My question is what is the best matching for this two colors?(I prefer Tamiya/Humbrol/Vallejo because it's easier to find them in Israel)
Best Regards
Iliya
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: March 06, 2011
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Posted: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 02:37 AM UTC
Try using http://www.paint4models.com/. For those colors I usually use Testor Model Master, as I personally find it the closest. Good luck.
poster
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Ashdod, Israel
Joined: December 19, 2011
KitMaker: 3 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 02:46 AM UTC
Thank You Kevin for your response.
I already tried this website,but it also gives me some options for this two colors.
I also found this nice chart http://www.petersplanes.com/RLM%20comparison%20chart1.jpg
The problem is that with my colorblindness i can't choose what is the best matching
drabslab
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European Union
Joined: September 28, 2004
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Posted: Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 02:59 AM UTC
"Apparently each color company has it's own interpretation of this two colors..."


I guess that this is equivalent with he reality. In those days, under war circumstances, and under constant shortage of everything, matching exactly color standard was not always the highest priority.

poster
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Ashdod, Israel
Joined: December 19, 2011
KitMaker: 3 posts
AeroScale: 3 posts
Posted: Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 03:04 AM UTC
Bought Humbrol 86 and 116...in a couple of weeks will check the result