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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, December 13, 2020 5:35 PM

Sorry guys, back now.

Xenon & John: I'll try to get to the ZTZ-99A sometime next year. They did provide a B&W print of the camo, I was thinking of transfering them to some Frog tape and just applying it to the model as a mask. 

MM: Thanks and noted!

Anyway here are the decal instructions:

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, December 13, 2020 7:27 PM
I think the yellow smaller markings are for the USMC version that the instructions show as unidentified unit in Germany.
  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, December 13, 2020 9:36 PM

Thanks Rob! So the top two are army AFVs? I think I'm going to have to pick up a few bottles of the Gunze brand OD green SP pointed out. I have a bottle of MM acrylic 4723 US Army Helo Drab that looks pretty close. Shame the brand is now gone and I won't be able to get any more.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, December 13, 2020 10:33 PM

Rob Gronovius
I think the yellow smaller markings are for the USMC version that the instructions show as unidentified unit in Germany.
 

Agreed. The Army was using number or geometric symbols with numbers for  unit ID markings, not letter & number combos.

 

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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, December 13, 2020 10:51 PM
But to be fair, it does not say whether the unidentified unit is US Army or USMC. I do believe the US Army battalion used borrowed USMC tanks used in Germany and when the M60 became available, the unit was deactivated and the tanks returned to the USMC.
  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, September 19, 2021 7:15 PM

I'd hoped to get back to these a little earlier than nine months... Embarrassed

Anyway the Tortoise is almost done and I pulled the M103 back out again. 

I pre-shaded with Testor's Model Master Helo Green. 

And then sprayed the model with Testor's Model Master Marine Corps Green. Mike said above this is incorrect but it looks close to photos I've seen on the internet. Is this at all correct? Should I go back and redo her with more Helo Green? Should I go for something totally different? Sorry, they're not the best photos but I hope they're close enough to get some idea where I'm headed here. And I am going to pre-shade it a big lighter so both of these should be darker than the end result. 

I think I'm going for the top tank in the instructions: 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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