Working on some Australian M1 Abrams

I’ve gotten spoiled by modern US armor being one color lately. ┬áA three color scheme like this a lot of work (about 6 hours last night) …. but the result is worth it.

In this photo I have just finished putting on the three colors and now I’m ready to paint the tracks and do some weathering and a wash.

Getting the colors mixed just right was a challenge. ┬áThe green was not too bad, it’s 75% Olive Drab and 25% Dark Green. ┬áThe tan color was a problem. ┬áThe documentation I found says the tan is FS30219. ┬áTestors Model Master Acryl makes an FS30219 but after spraying all the units with that color I found it to WAY too brown/red for my liking. ┬áSo added tan and sand until I got a color that more closely matched what I was seeing in photos of actual Australian vehicles. ┬áI’m pretty happy with the colors that I came up with.