During the Second World War the Germans were at the forefront of camouflage technology for their vehicles. While most of the other major powers painted their vehicles in monotone schemes the Germans painted and camouflaged their vehicles depending on the vehicle's theater of deployment. Vallejo Model Air has released a set of eight colors that can be used to duplicate many of those theater specific schemes.
The set contains eight 17 ml bottles of acrylic airbrush colors.
71037, Mud Brown
71041, Tank Brown
71006, Camouflage Light Green
71011, Tank Green
71052, German Grey
71025, Dark Yellow
71035, Camouflage Light Brown
71020, German Green
There are no instructions with the set.
However, there are compressive instructions on-line if you know where to look:
Let me preface this review by saying airbrushes scare me. I have $500 worth of airbrushes and have yet to master any of them. I have the whole compressor set up, everything. I get by, shooting acrylics as base coats but have never mastered the art of airbrushing camouflage onto German vehicles or anything else. What I decided to do for this review was to just shoot some paint around to see how they covered primed and un-primed plastic.
I also do not want to delve into whether or not the "Dark Yellow" is the correct "Dark Yellow" because I do not have the expertise to address that.
So, I took the hull out of a Tamiya "Panther Type G Late Version" kit and shot a coat of gray enamel primer out of a rattle can one half, and left the other half unprimed.
I used paint numbers 71052 "German Gray" and 71041 "Tank Brown" for the coverage test.
I thinned the paint according to the instructions on Vallejo's website and sprayed the through my Aztec single action air brush.
I use Testor's Acryl and liked the dropper top bottles from Vallejo. It made adding the paint to the color cup much easier.
The paint went on smoothly with no issues. Coverage was excellent on both the primed and un-primed surfaces. Overall I think colors have richer tone than the Acryl I usually use. I think the colors just "pop" a bit more.
Since the paints are water based cleaning the air brush was a snap.
I really like these paints. I was under the impression that Vallejo paints were expensive. The paints in the set are actually cheaper than comparable brands.
Coverage was great and set contains just about every color I think most German armor modelers would need.