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AFV Painting & Weathering
Answers to questions about the right paint scheme or tips for the right effect.
M1 Abrams in green, but which green?
Spearhead01
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Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 09:08 AM UTC
Hi everyone. US M1 Abrams deployed to Europe are being painted green over the sand color. Can anyone recommend what color to use, preferably Tamiya, Mig, AK, Mr Paint or Vallejo since those are available here. I tried google but only found the FS34094 for use with the three-tone camo. Is it the same?

Thanks in advance!

/Freddy
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Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 09:18 AM UTC
I use Tamiya XF-67 NATO Green.



HeavyArty
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Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 11:59 AM UTC
The actual paint is a water-based green used on German AFVs. It is basically the same as the green in NATO camo, FS-34094.
Spearhead01
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Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 01:52 AM UTC
Thanks! Much appreciated!