Kreigsmarine Set #2


kriegsmarine3.jpg (391391 bytes)kriegsmarine4.jpg (422544 bytes)Designed for the ship modeler as well as for the naval historian or maritime artist, this first Kriegsmarine paint chip set has been carefully matched to RAL color cards or mixed according to documentary sources.  

A caveat about this first Kriegsmarine color set.  We have had to rely on the limited original sources available.  We used research materials generated by Flak Pletscher, the autors Jung/Abendroth/Kelling and their book Anstriche und Tarmanstriche der deutschen Kriegsmarine, second edition, and archival chips and material sent to the RAL Institute by Wilhemshaven.  The colors in the ATDK book are based on an examination of color cards returned to the Bundesarchive by the Russians in the 1990s.  We have used cross-references of the World War 2 colors to the  RAL colors.  All colors were matched to eliminate metamerism and will therefore match the original in any light. 

Finally, German paints emphasized durability and chemical resistance over color fidelity.  The modeler thus has some poetic license when matching colors for his or her models.  

This set contains 20 chips on two sheets and covers the following colors:

Camouflage Paints for Ships on the Open Sea

30 Weiss
31.1 Hellgrau
32.1 Nebelgrau
32.2 Blaugrau, mittel
32.3 Blaugrau, dunkel
33.1 Hellblau
33.3 Dunkelblau
34.3 Graugrün, Dunkel
Camouflage Paints for Ships in Coastal Waters

31.4 Steingrau
33.2 Mittel Blau
35.1 Hellgrün
35.3 Dunkelgrün
36.1 Hell Braun
36.3 Dunkel Braun
Petrol-Proof Coatings

58 Schickgrau
58.1 Blaugrau
58.2 Blauschwarz
Other Colors:

10 Deckfarbe Braun, Persenning Farbe
11 Deckfarbe Grün, Chromgrün
12 Deckfarbe Ockergelb