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Aircraft of Germany in WWII.
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RLM02 - Tamiya vs Gunze
GaryKato
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California, United States
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Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 01:55 PM UTC
Here are the two bottles. The caps show the difference in colors. Which is right?


Tamiya's is closest to what I remember from Humbrol's old Luftwaffe set (back when I used enamels).
rochaped
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Lisboa, Portugal
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Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 10:42 PM UTC
Gunze shade is the best option of the two. I’m speaking out of personal choice but also from ‘sample’ chips from reference publications. Obviously one can add a bit of white to make Tamiya shade less dark. Funny thing is that opinating about the “correct” shade of WW2 colors is just a can of worms, a bit of pointless discussion. Just look at AK new color range, the Air True Colors, it has 2 RLM 02 shades listed, one being darker than the other.
magnusf
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Posted: Friday, January 18, 2019 - 08:07 AM UTC
Gary! I second Pedro on this one: I've used the Gunze paint a lot and like the look of it so I would go for that one!



Magnus
GaryKato
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Posted: Friday, January 18, 2019 - 08:22 AM UTC
I will use the Gunze. Can either of you recommend a book on colors used by the Luftwaffe that is still in print? I used to have a ton but sold them.