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Greetings;

 

This is my first attempt at painting such a large size (scale & quantity) of anything. I was use to painting 1/285th Micro Armor and 15mm Napoleonics, I am working on a Battalion size unit. Phase 1 (priming) , done. Phase 2 (base coat, done). Phase 3 (first part of camo pattern), nearing completion. I was experimenting with "inks" and decided to complete the camouflage pattern, which is a modification of the Army Woodland Pattern. Inking next, then the finish details: cockpit, warheads, bare metal parts, etc. The canopies, if I can duplicate it, will simulate Gold impregnated glass (reddish tint) to represent EMP resistance. Lastly will be the Fighting Piranha decals for the finishing touch. I will post more photos, with my mediocre camera as I go.

 

 

 

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As you may notice in the first two photos, the ISC snuck in for a plug for Star Fleet Battles.

 

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Anything look familiar, 0700, in the above photo?

 

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The big patches are yet to come with the other two colors. I am actually doing it backwards. The small colors should be last, being placed at the junctures of the other colors, so in essence I am forced to place the big colors around the small. I just have to get back into the knack of it, I have not done a camo pattern in 20 years.

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If you can find a copy of TB 43-0209 Color, Marking, and Camouflage Painting of Military Vehicles, Construction Equipment & Materials Handling Equipment, it has a great deal of pictures of the patterns. It also gives the colors used depending upon what type of terrain you are deployed to.

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The big patches are yet to come with the other two colors. I am actually doing it backwards. The small colors should be last, being placed at the junctures of the other colors, so in essence I am forced to place the big colors around the small. I just have to get back into the knack of it, I have not done a camo pattern in 20 years.

That's cool, a lot of folks ask about how to paint camo (having never done it before) around here, so I try to help.

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Lookin good so far man !! a question..do you have a room designated for all of these CAV armies and such ?? lol I couldnt imagine the shelf space...lol

I converted my computer workshop to a game/train room. I keep my CAV in Keter cases from Lowes. Armor in the top, CAV and TS A/C in the bottom. A case can hold 2 companies of combined arms.

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That's cool, a lot of folks ask about how to paint camo (having never done it before) around here, so I try to help.

I can post a few pages from the manual, if I figure out how to post the pictures.

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NOW I remember. If anyone is interested I can scan in pages of whatever. Let me know. The thing I like about this forum is how helpful people are. Thanks to those that help me.

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