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Colour for 88mm steel shell casings 9 months 1 week ago #1

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Does any one know what colour to use on the steel 88mm shell casings I was thinking of using tamiya dark grey then over top put clear coat but doe any know should /could be used instead.

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Colour for 88mm steel shell casings 9 months 1 week ago #2

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A steel grey will do it. Dark grey is too dark. Steel or brass. Both were used.

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Colour for 88mm steel shell casings 9 months 1 week ago #3

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Hi Bishop
Do you know what paint I could use for the steel gray colour.

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Colour for 88mm steel shell casings 9 months 1 week ago #4

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Steel cartridges were either copper or brass coated to prevent rust and extraction problems but later they were given this proofing by either phosphate or by zinc galvanising which left the cartridge case surface with a smooth matt grey colour of varying shades. Other methods were when the case was lacquered with a transparent lacquer ranging in colour from very light brown or light grey to grass green. Cases could also be oil-blackened or parkerised
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Here's a couple of photos I just took of a 7.92mm Kurz round for you. Hopefully I've inserted the pics correctly. It has a steel case with a dark grey green colour and looks to have a lacquer coating on it. I know it's not quite an 88, but it's a late war german steel case, so perhaps the same finish? I should say, I believe it to be german late war. It's definately a Kurz round.
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Would Tamiyas xf-56 work as the steel colour for the shell casings.

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it wil do .... just add some white to the other shells to create some color difference

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Would Tamiyas light grey work also.

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Colour for 88mm steel shell casings 9 months 6 days ago #10

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Yes .......why not ,



Any light grey shade would do, and ad a small drop of black or white to create some difference .....so that not all your shell have the same shade .
And give them a semi gloss cote.
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