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    Looks like RAL8000 to me.... it was the hot color in the cerakote world a while back.... used a lot of it in the shop. German baby poop is a solid description, but does blend well in a lot of environments.

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    Another vote for RAL8000. HK and other have used that before and a more FDE/brownish tone to give that SCAR multicolor look.
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    RAL8000.

    H&K is pretty much going to that for all their military contracts, including German military contracts, unless they spec a black gun.

    It's brown, brown works everywhere (we went through this like fifteen years ago, when SOCOM started buying guns in FDE).

    Oh, and if you leave your RAL8000 G36 in the sun for hours on end, its zero shifts less than when you leave a black G36 laying in the sun for hours on end:

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    I actually really like the color scheme on HK's current guns https://www.heckler-koch.com/en/prod.../overview.html


    That gun in the OP will darken up with use and cleaning to become a nice earth shade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteyrAUG View Post
    I love baby poop yellow.

    Yeah, I think it's planned for a desert environment. Germans don't plan on fighting in Europe anytime soon.
    Rhodesian FAL's were baby poop yellow. Not exactly a desert environment.

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    It does have a sort of cool "Afrika Korps" vibe going on:





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    Not sure who makes their G22A2, but it has a noticeably different color:



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    Quote Originally Posted by soulezoo View Post
    Rhodesian FAL's were baby poop yellow. Not exactly a desert environment.
    South Africa is kinda a desert environment. I know it's nothing like central Africa, but still.
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    Quote Originally Posted by soulezoo View Post
    Rhodesian FAL's were baby poop yellow. Not exactly a desert environment.
    I've read that they used whatever paint was available because literally anything was less visible than solid black. And being in remote Africa in the 60's and 70's, it was mostly automotive paint, so you may see bright canary yellow and medium blue as Rhodesian FAL colors.
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    The H&K MG might actually be ral8000, just remember that H&K used at least three shades they called that and more variations if you consider material types.

    Also that the cerakote ral 8000 is much yellower than the same code on the RAL paint chips.

    On the RAL paint chips RAL 8000 Green Olive. I'd call it brown with a hint of Olive. But it sure not mustard yellow.

    What a lot of people are passing as RAL8000 is cerakote, and it's a lot closer to "Gold Olive" in the ral charts. Much closer to 1027 or 1004. Or even Dunkelgelb RAL7028. Since it's their signature color you think cerakote would have it right.

    This is especially noticeable on cerakoted plastic versus molded in colors.

    Now go ask about Olive colors WW-2 to current. Across US (fs595) and eurocentric (RAL).

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