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Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 11:01 PM UTC
I know they are tan or OD but what paint colors (Tamiya or Vallejo) do folks like to use to represent those colors?
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Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 09:00 AM UTC
Depending on how new or worn the green ones could range between XF-67 NATO Green to XF-65 Field Grey. I'd mix the paint to get something that matched my old set and my service photos.
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Posted: Friday, January 18, 2019 - 07:44 AM UTC
Thanks, I like that idea of XF-67 NATO Green with maybe a little Deck Tan for the weathered look.

What about sand coveralls, maybe XF-78 Wooden Deck tan?
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Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019 - 06:52 AM UTC

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Thanks, I like that idea of XF-67 NATO Green with maybe a little Deck Tan for the weathered look.

What about sand coveralls, maybe XF-78 Wooden Deck tan?


Alex mentioned Gunze (H27) in another thread and it looks like Vallejo 70.914 or Tamiya XF78:XF49 3:1 mix is a close match.
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Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019 - 09:53 AM UTC
Stephen is correct. I've seen NOMAX clors from brand new NATO green color to real faded Olive Drab color.

In the Vallejo range for the green NOMAX, I use 70.890 Reflective Green or 70.688 Olive Grey or 70.887 Brown Violet. For tan Nomax, I use 70.819 Iraqui Sand.
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Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019 - 09:55 AM UTC
Oh, don't forget the time line. Today US tankers are wearing the OCP (multi cam) NOMAX. A few years back, the ACU pattern NOMAX was used. I am not sure on dates.

The person good on wear dates is Gino (HeavyArty).
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Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019 - 10:14 AM UTC
Tanks for the info. I don't think the Marines have camo coveralls but I agree with the rest.
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Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019 - 10:21 AM UTC

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I know they are tan or OD but what paint colors (Tamiya or Vallejo) do folks like to use to represent those colors?



Hi, Ryan!

What I do is I use a color photo (available in NUMEROUS books, magazines and pamphlets) and then I mix and match on my color palette. I differ from most guys, as I STILL like to use the TESTORS MODEL MASTER II Enamels... For the GREEN NOMEX Suits, I like to start with FS 34086 GREEN DRAB as my base color, and then I will add a touch of PANZER DUNKELGELB, a Medium Light Gray, or FS 34087 OLIVE DRAB, OR virtually anything ELSE that may strike my fancy. To highlight, I just add a little bit more of the lighter DUNKELGELB and/or Medium Light Gray.

For the "TAN" or KHAKI variety of NOMEX Suits, I will use FS 30219 TAN as my Base Color, and highlight with AFRIKA BRAUN...

To achieve a "DEAD FLAT" finish on the Suits, I will dip the very tip of my mixing-brush into some WHITE, CREAM YELLOW, or LIGHT GRAY WEATHERING POWDER and then apply that to the paint that I've deposited onto my mixing palette. I keep this moistened with regular TESTORS Enamel Thinner...
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Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019 - 10:28 AM UTC
Correct Ryan, Marines only wear tan or green NOMAX with the "coyote brown" body armor.

As for body armor, Marines and Army body armor is different.
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Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019 - 10:28 AM UTC
Thanks Dennis. That info is helpful. I ask because for a lack of a better term, I am color dumb. I understand what you are saying but my experice has different when I attempt it.Think pintrest flops but with colors. I don't have anything against other paint ranges, just trying to simplify my paint range and hopefully get better results sticking with a few and understanding how they work.