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Armor/AFV: IDF [Israeli Defense Forces]
Armor and AFVs of the IDF army from 1947-today.
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IDF Colour Match? ...
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Posted: Saturday, April 04, 2020 - 08:53 AM UTC
I know that there are various acrylic paints dedicated to IDF colours, but I am one of the few people still preferring to use enamels. Can anyone suggest a good mix (either Humbrol or Revell) for a 1990s-era IDF AFV? I have been told that the shade is often referred to as 'hemp', quite different from the earlier sand colour.

Thanks,
Paul
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Posted: Saturday, April 04, 2020 - 09:23 AM UTC
I found this 5*Hu:95 + 4*Hu:155 + 3*Hu:94 + 2*Hu:150 for the hemp color you are looking for.

You can also try by starting with a greenish shade color (105, 106 or even 240) and add sand and a bit of grey to get the shade you want.
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Posted: Saturday, April 04, 2020 - 09:29 AM UTC
Thanks Nikos ... most useful.

Next to US Olive Drab, IDF colours are probably the most difficult to replicate on a model ... particularly in my scale (1/72).

Paul
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Posted: Saturday, April 04, 2020 - 09:51 AM UTC
In 1/72 you're really faced with the challenge of scaling that color down correctly. Good luck.
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Posted: Saturday, April 04, 2020 - 10:15 AM UTC
Robert,

Perfectly true. In fact, this is one of the most difficult aspects when dealing with small-scale subjects.

Paul
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Posted: Saturday, April 04, 2020 - 04:39 PM UTC
Easy humbrol 84
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Posted: Saturday, April 04, 2020 - 07:07 PM UTC
Paul, you might find these links useful:

http://idfmodelling.free.fr/article01.html

https://armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=242868&page=1



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Posted: Monday, April 06, 2020 - 02:48 PM UTC

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Easy humbrol 84



100% agree. This recommendation comes from Michael Mass, noted IDF expert, author and IDF armor museum 'curator'. That color does comes with the best pedigree possible. If you are inclined to do a simple mix of Tamiya paints to match, quite closely, Humbrol 84, a mix of XF-20 to XF-49 in a 2:1 ratio, and you're in! I base this on recommendations, and then personal trial and error to verify this mix.
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Posted: Monday, April 06, 2020 - 07:31 PM UTC
This photo has been posted from Mr Mass on various FB pages and here sometime in the past, codes are Vallejo.



For a post 90's vehicle RLM02 is a good start (Humbrol 240) or RC266 or RC052 from the Real Color line of AK. With a slight sandish/earth shade filter and the color will be spot on.