Tamiya makes a Dark Green paint with the code XF-61 which is recommend in the instruction manual for the KV,
but... they apparently also make a Dark Green II with the code XF-81.
Yesterday I painted the lower hull with the Dark Green (XF-61), but I ran out of paint. So I got some new paint today, which to my bad hand writing got Dark Green II (XF-81).
The hobby store is closed by the time I realize it, and I won't be able to get to until Friday and I was hoping to have at least get a green coat of paint on it for the batteday.
So I said screw it and painted with the other green, if I don't like it I can over with the other paint next week, which shouldn't be a problem since it's a darker green.
Here is a picture of the lower hull in XF-61 and the upper with the first coat of XF-81.
After seeing paint on the upper hull, I'm thinking it might be a happy accident. I think the light green will work better with what I have in mind and will also darken up some after some washes and weathering.
A pic of the upper hull with one coat of XF-81.
Here is the turret with a couple of coats of XF-81 on it.
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