Saturday, July 09, 2016 - 02:53 PM UTC
There are two new sets of colours from Vallejo on their ModelAir range, one for WWII Russian camouflage colours and another for US Army MERDC Camo Colours.
The Soviet WWII Camo Colours Set contains eight Model Air colours in 17 ml. for painting soviet vehicles from 1935 to 1945. It comes with step by step by Adam Wilder and six camouflage patterns.

The colours included are:
70.609 Russian Green 4BO
71.281 3B Russian Green
71.043 US Olive Drab
71.012 Dark Green
71.283 7K Russian Tan
71.282 6K Russian Brown
71.057 Black
71.119 White Grey

The other new set is for MERDC Camo Colours. In the 1970ís, the US Mobility Equipment Research & Design Command (MERDC) developed a system of camouflage patterns for US Army vehicles. Each camouflage pattern consists of four colours (two primary and two secondary colours); the conditions of the local terrain determined which of the patterns were to be used.

Colours included in this set are:
71.057 Black
71.137 US Light Green
71.138 US Sand
71.139 US Field Drab
71.279 Insignia White
71.289 US Dark Green
71.294 US Forest Green
70.522 Satin Varnish
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very usefull
JUL 09, 2016 - 03:16 PM
MERDC - good choice for a set.
JUL 10, 2016 - 07:49 PM
taaakke my moonneeeyy
JUL 10, 2016 - 08:12 PM
A minor nitpick about the description of the MERDC color set -- the pattern was the same for every vehicle of a type (i.e., all M113s used the same pattern); it was the colors that changed according to the environment the vehicle was in.
JUL 10, 2016 - 09:21 PM
Have a care, sometimes the 'official' colors are not as good as some alternates. For whatever reason, the period Dark Green 34079 (What the MERDC mistakenly calls 'Forest Green'), when applied over the Field Drab, came out looking more like traditional, WWII, OD.The best match for this is in fact German Field Grey as that 'neither a green nor a blue grey' color. Similarly, Field Drab itself was often a _lot_ darker than the ruddy tan which is shown and came out looking almost like an olive khaki, similar to SAC Bomber Green. The best match for this is RAF Dark Earth.
SEP 15, 2016 - 12:43 AM
Where's earth yellow and earth red? Can't do California or Texas National Guard tanks without them. New Jersey M48A5s also had those colors in Camp Drum.
SEP 15, 2016 - 08:07 AM
Could you clarify the comment about the MERDC mistakenly calling something Forest Green? My original drawings clearly have a colour described as such, which makes me wonder why if it is a mistake. I seem to recall that FG was the base colour for a while between the OD and three-colour NATO schemes so are you saying that that colour was actually Dark Green?
SEP 15, 2016 - 11:13 AM
A lot of it was unit discretion. Since most painting was unit, even crew level there would be variations. Like many USAEUR units leaving out the sand highlight in fall/winter verdant scheme. CONUS units would use dark green rather than forest green because the forest green paint as supplied could be nearly black. And supply had a ton of dark green and no forest green. Existing stocks will be used. That is why New Jersey national Guard tanks at Camp Drum by 1988 were sand, earth yellow with earth red and light green touch ups and occasional patches of brown olive drab...
SEP 15, 2016 - 11:32 AM

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