Tamiya Color Acrylic Paint WW2 Luftwaffe Colour Recipe Mixes

Luftwaffe WWII RLM Aircraft Colours

TAMIYA Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6
Tamiya Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6

Reichsluftfahrt Ministerium – Scale Reduction Effect Tamiya Lightening Ratio using Tamiya Acrylic White Paint XF-2:

  • 1/32 – 5%
  • 1/35 – 8%
  • 1/48 – 10%
  • 1/72 – 15%
  • 1/144 – 23%.

🧰 Pro Tool-tip: When mixing colours, ignore the names given on the bottle and focus on what colour hue and chromatic value is in the bottle.

Grau RLM 02 1938 – 41Grau RLM 02 1938 – 41XF-22 Grey – 1 part
XF-49 Khaki – 1 part
Gelb RLM 04 Marking ColourGelb RLM 04 Marking ColourXF-3 Yellow
Rot RLM 23 Marking ColourRot RLM 23 Marking ColourXF-7 Red
Dunkelblau RLM 24 Marking ColourDunkelblau RLM 24 Marking ColourXF-8 Blue
Hellblau RLM 65
Hellblau RLM 65
Hellblau RLM 65
XF-23 Light Blue – 2 parts
XF-2 White – 1 part
Schwarzgrau RLM 66Schwarzgrau RLM 66XF-24 Dark Grey
Schwarzgrün RLM 70
Schwarzgrun RLM 70XF-27 Black Green
Dunkelgrün RLM 71Dunkelgrün RLM 71XF-62 Olive Drab – 1 part
XF-49 Khaki – 1 part
Grüngrau RLM 74Grüngrau RLM 74XF-24 Dark Grey – 3 parts
XF-27 Black Green – 2 parts
Grauviolett RLM 75Grauviolett RLM 75XF-24 Dark Grey – 5 parts
XF-50 Field Blue – 1 part
Lichtblau RLM 76Lichtblau RLM 76XF-2 White – 7 parts
XF-23 Light Blue – 1 part
XF-66 Light Grey – 2 parts
Himmelblau RLM 78Himmelblau RLM 78XF-23 Light Blue – 4 parts
XF-50 Field Blue – 1 part
Sandgelb RLM 79Sandgelb RLM 79XF-59 Desert Yellow – 3 parts
XF-64 Red Brown – 1 part
Olivgrün RLM 80Olivgrün RLM 80XF-58 Olive Green
Braunviolett RLM 81Braunviolett RLM 81XF-51 Khaki Drab – 1 part
XF-64 Red Brown – 2 parts
Lichtgrün RLM 82Lichtgrün RLM 82XF-5 Green – 1 part
XF-2 White – 1 part
Dunkelgrün RLM 83Dunkelgrün RLM 83XF-24 Dark Grey – 1 part
XF-51 Khaki Drab – 1 part

Colour chips are representative values of actual hues. Best mixing is accomplished by using drops, 20 drops are equal to 1 ml. Depending on mixing accuracy, your mileage may vary.

Tamiya Stainless Steel Paint Stirrer is ideal for mixing and ratios.

Scale Reduction Effect Adjusted Paint Brands

🧰 Tool-tip: Metallic Paint can also be scale reduction effect adjusted by adding a brighter metallic colour to lighten slightly, just enough to see a colour value transition.

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