Sunday, December 29, 2013

IDF vehicle paint colors

I found this on the web a while back.  Hope this helps some of the folks in painting their vehicles.  Not sure on the 73 War color.  Have seen some paint in the late colors.


There has always been a lot of discussion between modellers over the right colour of IDF vehicles.
I do not intend to give here the exact colour to use, but just one possible solution. Be careful concerning the periods: for example, some vehicles used during the Six Days War were in fact painted in Olive Drab (like the M7 Priest).
Also remember that it does not look realistic to paint two vehicles exactly the same colour in a given diorama.

Colour of IDF Vehicles
Period
Lifecolor
Tamiya
Humbrol
Sinai War 1956
UA 003
Olive Drab

UA 003
XF-62
Olive Drab
066
Olive Drab
Six Days War 1967

(FS 30372)
UA 020
Israeli Sand Grey 61-73

UA 020
50% XF-60
Dark Yellow
+
50% XF-57
Buff
85% 083
Ochre
+
15% 117
U.S. Light Green
072
Khaki Drill
Yom Kippur War 1973
UA 020
Israeli Sand Grey 61-73

UA 020
33% XF-57
Buff
+
33% XF-59
Desert Yellow
+
33% XF-20
Medium Grey
50% 092
Grey Green
+
25% 093
Desert Yellow
+
25% 034
White
50% 072
Khaki Drill
+
25% 093
Desert Yellow
+
25% 034
White
Lebanon War 1982

(FS 36134)
UA 035
Israeli Sand Grey 82

UA 035
50% XF-20
Medium Grey
+
50% XF-57
Buff
50% 164
Dark Sea Grey
+
20% 163
Dark Green III
+
15% 062
Leather
+
15% 121
Pale Stone


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