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Answers to questions about the right paint scheme or tips for the right effect.
M10 interior colors
ctkwok
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Posted: Monday, August 05, 2019 - 08:36 AM UTC
I was doing a build review of the Academy USSR M10. I was assuming the lower hull interior was all white, but from Steve Zaloga's M10/M36 book his interior illustration the floor and some raised structures were in grey. I was guessing that were unpainted steel plates but does anyone know? Thanks.
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Monday, August 05, 2019 - 09:05 AM UTC
I'd say they were painted to protect the steel from the elements. As to what colour, I'm not sure. When I did their Achilles I painted the interior white, turret floor and turret interior in OD. That was based on what little reference I could find at the time and educated guesses.
I'm sure others might be able to give a definitive answer.
oldbean
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Posted: Tuesday, August 06, 2019 - 01:04 AM UTC
According to the Hunnicut Sherman book, the drivers compartment was painted white, while the fighting compartment and turret interior were OD.

Jesse
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Posted: Tuesday, August 06, 2019 - 02:56 AM UTC
OD must be it, thanks a bunch!