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Joined: April 29, 2002
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Posted: Wednesday, October 09, 2002 - 08:06 AM UTC

Having found Tamiya's now deleted Jap type97 Chi Ha tank, the "Khaki" base colour is posing me a problem. After various shades were mixed my final, tho not totally perfect, was 50% Tamiya XF-49 Khaki, 40% XF-51Khaki Drab & a splash of XF-58 Olive Green. My primary source of info is Tank battles of the pacific by Steven Zaloga (Concord), and two Polish publications about Armour used in the Pacific by the Japanese. I have a feeling the base colour may need a little yellow to give a lighter shade, this will be covered in a tight cloud patterns using red-brown and olive green. This will be finished off with the 4 yellow lines, which were painted to break up the direction in which the tank was travelling, these were painted down each side of the tank from the top down.

Lee Loveridge