RAL 7021 & Modulation

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    RAL 7021 & Modulation

    Post  Noel Petroni on Sun May 09, 2010 8:47 pm

    What is the correct Panzer Grey colour?

    The designated panzer grey colour was RAL 7021 which read DARK GREY.

    I work in a colour paint shop and happen to have an RAL colour swatch chart ad the RAL 7021 is nearly BLACK!!!

    However should we paint our panzers as such? It is interesting to note the following:
    Many differences existed in colours and variations by manufacturers, delivery loads and production years.
    Additionally the war situation starting from 1943 on made the raw material supplies more and more difficult, so that the colour manufacturers couldn`t keep the quality conditions from 1943 to 1945.

    Consider that the RAL colour card was revised 1953 and 1961 and thus many RAL colours received other names. Consider also that different RAL numbers were changed and some colours were completely removed!!!

    This means that my colour chart at hand might not indicate the correct colour code.

    Below is a photo (again, the photo will not reproduce the correct colour due to light source and our PC-screen) of a paint manufacture that produces spray cans with a faithful Panzer Grey.

    Not also the different tones in the shadows and highlights. THe picture is a good example of modulation technique



    However, keep in mind that many shades of PAnzer Grey existed during the war. In my opinion I would avoid doing the Panzer Grey in a evident blue tone.

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    Re: RAL 7021 & Modulation

    Post  iCocker on Sun May 09, 2010 10:17 pm

    The colour theory shall be always a grand debate Noel, then again a weathered panzer grey and after a year how shall it effect. I still not keen to the blue coat but still I do not guess it remains a dark grey almost lack after a month of operations ... so lets keep this open to artistic license!

    By the way we have seen a PUFFI tank in purple last Euro ... what RAL was that! lol!

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    Re: RAL 7021 & Modulation

    Post  Ray on Mon May 10, 2010 8:37 am

    NOEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEL your pics Shocked vanished What a Face

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