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(Heer) Helmet colour scheme and timeline
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Author:  grenadier Biermann [ Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:25 pm ]
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Today I went to local paint shop AM panels and paints . Asked them to make one aerosol RAL: 6006 Field grey matt Asked me twice pulling his face :( field grey ? after couple of minutes which he spent in his magic room :) and I said yes is something between dark green and black , and he says o.k. After 20 min. he came out and passed me bomb with sticker saying RAL: 6006 olive green :shock: :? :? So I'm pretty confused and now lads I need your opinions is this one correct or not ??? Thanks

Author:  Sheikh Al Stranghi [ Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:38 pm ]
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Most paint dealers can't pull off the matte texture, but 6006 is correct. It's green with a bit of a greyish undertone in it. But definitely green.

Author:  grenadier Biermann [ Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:51 pm ]
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Thank you for your help ,now I'm going to test it :wink:

Author:  grenadier Biermann [ Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:04 pm ]
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That's what I found Today I think we are all wrong :?: :?: :)


Mit der Verfügung vom 27.1.1940 wurde der Helm mattfeldgrau angestrichen. Mit der neun Verfügung vom 1.3.1940 wurde der Helm mattschiefgrau angestrichen :!: :!: :!:

Author:  Sheikh Al Stranghi [ Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:08 pm ]
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That's the normal iron oxide-mixed paint. The early 1940 pattern field grey helmets were smooth.

Author:  SplinterA [ Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:29 am ]
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What about the use of RAL 7018 Scheifergrau?
Excerpts from the Army report 1940, No. 428
For camouflage reasons the steel helmets of the army receive a slate grey-matt , with a rough texture painting on the outside…
The black - white - red national-shield is not longer in use
Image

Perhaps someone with better German than I could translate the whole?
Image pinched from HistoryPaint
http://www.ebay.de/itm/RAL7018-SCHIEFER ... 1c39e52856

Author:  askhati [ Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:14 pm ]
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On the topic of helmet colours: does anyone know the RAL codes for the WW1 paint schemes used on the M16's? I have been struggling to find a definitive answer on the matter, with paints ranging from field grey to light grey to dark grey / verging on black. Would a slate grey (RAL 7015) be acceptable?

(I know this forum is more for WW2 enthusiasts, so I apologize in advance if this is some major faux pas)

Author:  saddler [ Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:28 pm ]
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askhati wrote:
On the topic of helmet colours: does anyone know the RAL codes for the WW1 paint schemes used on the M16's? I have been struggling to find a definitive answer on the matter, with paints ranging from field grey to light grey to dark grey / verging on black. Would a slate grey (RAL 7015) be acceptable?

(I know this forum is more for WW2 enthusiasts, so I apologize in advance if this is some major faux pas)


Scroll back a little to page 3

I went with RAL 7009 - though the first batch seems to be VERY glossy - going back this week to get another version made up using the RAL colour code as a base, but they said they'll mix it up with a different base formula that is matte-based...

I've got to try to work out the colour for the Finnish greens too - someone I read said AppleGreen or MossGreen?
(Need to trawl through the notes again as the PC has been crashing more than a Malaysian Airliner lately & I've lost loads of browsing history...)

Author:  askhati [ Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:04 pm ]
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Thanks, I must have missed that part... *face-palm*

However, the text seems to indicate that the 1930's re-issue of the M16/18 was painted in RAL 7009 - whereas I am more interested in the colour they would have been at time of issue in 1916-18? Was that also 7009?

Author:  redsun [ Thu Nov 27, 2014 3:48 am ]
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So would 6006 be http://www.zib-militaria.de/WebRoot/Sto ... 8/1218.jpg or http://www.zib-militaria.de/WebRoot/Sto ... 1/1263.jpg

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