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Modern tanks with interesting paint jobs?
Posted by KyleBragger on Thursday, January 24, 2019 8:46 PM

I'm in a bit of a funk, where 99% of the modern tanks I have in my stash are all basically the same 3 tone NATO scheme. I've got a neat, rather weathered Abrams reference I've been working off of, and it got me wondering if there's any good resources around for modern tanks with weird, different, unusual, one-off, etc. paint jobs. 

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, January 24, 2019 11:40 PM

I just do image searches on that particular type of vehicle until I come across something that I like. That’s where I came up with the scheme for the Leopard that I just completed.

 

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Friday, January 25, 2019 12:13 AM

On facebook, someone posted a picture of their M60A3 tank painted to look like a NJ National Guard display tank in a red, white and blue paint scheme.

There is also a test bed painted M1 Abrams tank in black with the Bill the Cat cartoon on the front slopes of the turret.

EDIT: Here is the post with the red white and blue A3:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/weatheredmodels/permalink/1220155764801008/

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Posted by Bish on Friday, January 25, 2019 1:22 AM

Not sure this will make good camoflage, but its different.

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Posted by Pawel on Friday, January 25, 2019 7:02 AM

Hello!

Well I'm surprised you're asking such a question... There are so many designs to chose from! How about Phillipine marines:

Or the Berlin brigade:

Or the Chinese:

Or the good old MERDC - so many to choose from:

And other not so standard US camo pattern:

See? A few minutes on google can sometimes be a good investment! But maybe you 're just got tired of tanks - maybe you should try an aircraft or some figures for a change? Good luck with your modellling projects and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

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Posted by hogfanfs on Friday, January 25, 2019 7:12 AM

How is this for interesting?

For the Armor and Naval fan!

 Bruce

 

 

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Sunday, January 27, 2019 8:57 PM

Pawel

Hello!

And other not so standard US camo pattern:


 

I remember, jillions of years ago, in the now long-gone Military Modeler magazine, or a brave soul who modeled the experimental "Pixeleated" US camo on the Tamiya M-113.  Talking long enough ago that Academy & Trumpeter did not yet exists, and Tamiya kits that were not i nthe Military Miniatures line still had motors in them.

As I remember, the brave modeler used Scotch brand tape to mask that M-113.  Kit turned out pretty good for rubber band tracks and no AM parts (thin on the ground in the early 80s).

 

That all-brown Merdoc I have seen before; it may have been a Marine prefered scheme (or not, memory is weird that way).  But I have this strong memory of loading out LVT-7s in that paint scheme, and at least a few 5 ton 6x6.

 

But nobody has got anything on PRC PLA vehicles--it's like they are deliberately given Gundam paint jobs.

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, January 27, 2019 9:57 PM

CapnMac82

 

That all-brown Merdoc I have seen before; it may have been a Marine prefered scheme (or not, memory is weird that way).  But I have this strong memory of loading out LVT-7s in that paint scheme, and at least a few 5 ton 6x6.

 

The desert MERDC schemes were pretty common on vehicles out at Ft Irwin in the Mojave desert. I also recall a less common version where Dark Green was used in place of the Field Drab. And the CA Guard used to have a good amount of vehicles in that scheme as well.

 

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Monday, January 28, 2019 9:11 AM

The sand/red brown MASSTER scheme was used by 7th Army in Europe to try to camouflage vehicles in case of war with the Soviet Union. It was something better than solid OD green. The MERDC lasted a lot longer and became army standard. NATO 3-color has lasted even longer, over thirty years of use.

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Posted by The Drifter on Monday, January 28, 2019 10:06 AM

Bish

Not sure this will make good camoflage, but its different.

 

YesYes I'm laughing...and it is different.

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, January 28, 2019 10:12 AM

The Drifter

 

 
Bish

Not sure this will make good camoflage, but its different.

 

 

 

YesYes I'm laughing...and it is different.

 

 

The Austin Powers APC...

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, January 28, 2019 11:43 AM

stikpusher

 

 
The Drifter

 

 
Bish

Not sure this will make good camoflage, but its different.

 

 

 

YesYes I'm laughing...and it is different.

 

 

 

 

The Austin Powers APC...

 

LOL! 

Maybe not the best camo but you'll never get hit by friendly fire (unless the gunner is blind). 

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Posted by German Armour on Monday, January 28, 2019 2:15 PM

Gamera

 

 
stikpusher

 

 
The Drifter

 

 
Bish

Not sure this will make good camoflage, but its different.

 

 

 

YesYes I'm laughing...and it is different.

 

 

 

 

The Austin Powers APC...

 

 

 

LOL! 

Maybe not the best camo but you'll never get hit by friendly fire (unless the gunner is blind). 

 

Big Smile 

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Posted by RESlusher on Monday, February 04, 2019 12:18 PM

FC Shalke 04 PzH

How 'bout this?  Different enough for ya?  Big Smile

Richard S.

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Posted by Pawel on Monday, February 04, 2019 1:55 PM

Talk about hardcore football (soccer for you, American) fans...

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

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