Also on the dunkelgelb front, I wanted to take DaveM's advice regarding Humbrol enamels. He recommended numbers 83 ochre; 84, mid stone; 94, brown yellow; and 93, desert yellow. So off I went to the toyshop in town and straight to their Humbrol stand ... er ... they had practically every other paint number in the range except these four!!! What?! So, I picked up a couple of Revell enamels and left in disgust (after paying for them, of course). So, that leaves my current choice for dunkelgelb as:
The acrylic at top left is Hannants Xtracrylix 1805 'Dunkelgelb'. Now, I only bought this recently and have yet to use it, but if the lid is anything to go by, it will do nicely for a dirty and weary vehicle - going by Flames of War advice. The others are Humbrol 225, middle stone; H93, desert yellow (I used this for the recently built Armourfast Crusaders); H63, sand; H250, desert sand; then three Revell enamels, of which, 88, ochre, is my current dunkelgelb favourite. Interestingly, the Humbrol paint chart I have has both Revell 16 and Revell 88 as being equivalents for Humbrol 94, brown yellow, yet the Revell colours are clearly quite different. Where does all that get us ? Er, not sure. But, I think I might try the Revell 16 on the Somua in German service. All I have to do is kit bash the thing first.