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 Post subject: panzer piping
PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 3:11 pm 
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Sooooooo. ...
Why can't anyone seem to be able to produce panzer boards in the correct shade of pink?
Now don't get me wrong - I'm no stitch nazi but this is really grinding my gears. I've a few pairs - all wrong. Epic/militaria-net - too light almost baby pink. Sof - too purple.
Panzer waffenfarbe was a very distinct shade and surely it can't be that difficult to get it right if they wanted too.
Or can anyone prove me wrong?


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 Post subject: Re: panzer piping
PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 4:40 pm 
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these any good?
http://www.historical-militaria-shop.com/search.htm
this is again down to the die colour that could be obtained, there is the same variation in Fallschrimjaeger boards as well ranging from near orange to bright yellow.
hope this helps
graham


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 Post subject: Re: panzer piping
PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 12:32 am 
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Cheers dude
They don't look too bad but I'd say still no cigar. I'll get a pair to compare to the others.
Yup there's certainly some range in some colours - there's even still arguments regarding panzer grenadier green/mountain troops green and which is actually which.
Panzer pink though in original examples is pretty stable as a colour. I just don't understand why no one appears to do a decent copy. Admittedly it's a peculiar shade - rose but almost luminous with a hint of salmon maybe? Repro just seem to be any random shade of pink. The sof ones are so dark they're near enough general staff waffenfarbe.
I'm on the lookout for a length of original piping. It does appear now and again. If I get a foot or so ill whip up a set with original cord


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 Post subject: Re: panzer piping
PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 7:02 pm 
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I got myself a bottle of 'hot pink' clothing dye. Brush it onto the offending Waffenfarbe a couple of times and off you go.

The colour lasts and you can smugly assure yourself that you've gone the extra mile with your research to get it right :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: panzer piping
PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 7:32 pm 
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Cheers walther ill look it up


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 Post subject: Re: panzer piping
PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 12:47 am 
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did the same with Luftwaffe F.D. when the only boards available were Fallschrimjaeger yellow, just added a blue die. worked well until it rained!!!!!!!! found out it should have been an ink die not a water based die.
graham


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