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What colour for tyres on desert vehicles?

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  • Member since
    January, 2018
  • From: Denmark
What colour for tyres on desert vehicles?
Posted by HHscale on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 4:29 AM

I am new to armor building and I have a q. regarding which colour to paint the tyres on a vehicle used in the Desert - in this case a Desert Patrol Hummer - Black looks, well, too Black, and Grey not right, either. How do I go about it? I plan to use weathering too. Any tips would be welcome!

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  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 8:42 AM

Paint the rubber part flat black, then weather with a desert sand color to tone them down and blend them in.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 8:52 AM

Its all in the weathering. I use tamiya NATO black for tires, you can use washes or pigments to get the sandy look.

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  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 9:02 AM

You've already gotten some sound advice on the color, just heavily weather the tires with tan or sand because it sticks to rubber. The Italeri Desert Patrol Hummer represents one of the initial vehicle prototypes that wasn't put into service.

Here is a photograph of an uparmored HMMWV that you can try to replicate the tires.

  • Member since
    January, 2018
  • From: Denmark
Posted by HHscale on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 12:03 PM

Rob Gronovius

You've already gotten some sound advice on the color, just heavily weather the tires with tan or sand because it sticks to rubber. The Italeri Desert Patrol Hummer represents one of the initial vehicle prototypes that wasn't put into service.

Here is a photograph of an uparmored HMMWV that you can try to replicate the tires.

 

thanks - the Italeri was a cheap and easy way back into the hobby. I'll go with the above.

  • Member since
    January, 2018
  • From: Denmark
Posted by HHscale on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 12:05 PM

Thank you, I'll go along with that !

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