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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 17:17 pm 
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I picked up a cheap Panzerfaust. Its a chinese one, you know the one, glossy tan paint, water transfers(APPAULING german...), wooden head, etc. I don't really like the tan, I quite fancy doing it green and stenciling the markings on properly. What colour(or range) of green would be acceptable? Would it be abnormal to see warheads without a paper label on them? I assume they'd peel/tear/fall off over time?

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dunklegelb! ral 7028

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GraemeMac wrote:
I assume they'd peel/tear/fall off over time?

What time? They didn't get the chance to weather to any degree. Straight out the box and into action. Same with hand grenades. They should look minty or very close to it.
I have a pdf for the label if you pm me an e-mail address.
I've only ever seen one green original 'faust, in Athens, Greece I think. I seem to remember thinking it was an odd shade but had nothing to compare it to.

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Thanks, a quick search isn't showing up anything in the way of spray can's in 7028. A few sites doing RAL paints, but not showing 7028 in their charts. Where the fook do I get it in spray paint form? I don't want to go down the airbrush route, my airbrush is long since kaput! *edit* SOF(bleh!)'s 'afrika korps' paint they advertise for helmets, would it be comparable?

LeMaitre, I will drop you a PM with an email address, ta. Dunkelgelb looks ok to me, far better than the glossy tan nastyness of the chinese replica. Would the instructions and warnings be stenciled red over the dunkelgelb?

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RAL 7028 is no longer in the RAL chart.
There are several people who sell it though.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Farbe-WH-Dunkelge ... 19c3cee08b
http://www.kuebelwagen.net/site/anzeige ... 0&show=355
http://militaerlacke.de/lack/spraydosen ... elgelb.php

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Thanks, I take it I'm out of luck for any UK suppliers?(hence my question about the SOF tin's)

Do rather like the name of the one on ebay. Farb spray :D

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SOF would be an acceptable paint, since it is a Dunkelgelb, However, IIRC Tamiya spray paints have that shade.

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TS-3 Dark Yellow Oggy?

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Oggy wrote:
However, IIRC Tamiya spray paints have that shade.

TS-3? It's close, a bit green/yellow, not brown enough for me but not bad.
I'm not convinced by the SoF shade. It's a desert tan/sand colour not as rich and deep as 7028.
Always refered to, quite correctly, as Dark Yellow[thats how i translate Dunkle gelb] it is more of a light brown shade.

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Thanks guys. I think to satisfy my own curiosity I may well order a can of each and see how they stack up. Red stenciling correct over dunkelgelb?

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Yes.
How are you going to do the stenciling?
I tried to get a stencil cut commercially for just this job but the lettering proved too small.
I think the originals may have been screened.

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I've read from a couple of sources they were stenciled, I'd rather do that than water transfers anyway. As for stencils, its going to have to be a print and cut out job. No doubt alot of trial and error til it will be correct, but I'm willing to try that before going down the transfer route.

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Is it the usual Din 1451 font?
You can find it for free if you look carefully.

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Honestly hadn't looked into font's yet. although looking at 1451 on the web, I'm not sure it is. The a's definately do not match up.

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I've sent you the labels and the 1451 as zips. You can use them if you want or find a better match.
What are you using as reference?

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The labels look great, thanks! To be honest it's only really the 'a' I can see a difference with, not sure why that'd be. At the moment I'm only using 'German Soldiers of World War Two', and what trust worthy pictures I can find from collectors on-line. I have plenty of time to trawl the net for better images before I get on with the stencilling.

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