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Answers to questions about the right paint scheme or tips for the right effect.
Nato 3 color scheme
sgtreef
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Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2002 - 02:49 AM UTC
Hi again boy am I allways asking something or what okay here goes. Which company makes the best 3 color nato paint scheme I am talking about this one or is it just US ARMY scheme.
http://community.webshots.com/photo/34237122/34237188tGIWTd

Or this killer Desert Storm Color

http://www.kithobbyist.com/AFVInteriors/fullmetal/fist/fist9.jpg

Thanks guys
Jeff
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Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2002 - 06:03 AM UTC
Tamiya makes the 3 color NATO paints. That scheme is a NATO standard scheme. The Desert Storm scheme is easier to do, but remember that it was once 3 color NATO and the desert tan was painted over it. The paint jobs were rather rushed so they are not supposed to be the best. Also when the turret raises, there will be spots of the 3 color camo showing where the hammerhead support rests and don't get painted while in the stored position. FYI all M981s were delivered in NATO 3 color, one of the first vehicles in the Army inventory to come with that factory applied scheme.

Clear or did I not explain it well?
m60a3
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Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2002 - 09:35 AM UTC
PollyScale acrylics make the NATO three colors as well. They are:
505350 NATO Tricolor black (FS37038)
505352 NATO Tricolor brown
505354 NATO Tricolor green (FS34094)
sgtreef
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Posted: Friday, May 24, 2002 - 07:43 PM UTC
Thanks dudes will get right on it. Yes explained very good.