Help support TMP

"British W.W. I tank - paint patterns?" Topic

6 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.

Back to the Early 20th Century Painting Guides Message Board

Areas of Interest

World War One

Featured Hobby News Article

Featured Link

Featured Showcase Article

Cheap Buys: 1/300 Scale Hot Wheels Blimp

You can pick up a toy blimp in the local toy department for less than a dollar.

Featured Workbench Article

Constructing the Japanese Patrol Aeronef Moni

dampfpanzerwagon Fezian scratchbuilds another Victorian flying machine.

1,788 hits since 12 Jan 2015
©1994-2021 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

Solzhenitsyn12 Jan 2015 9:25 a.m. PST

The classic British W.W. I tank, Mk IV or so, how were they painted?

Were they green with the white/red/white stripe or could they also be the camo pattern?

Personal logo 15mm and 28mm Fanatik Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2015 9:43 a.m. PST

They had camouflaged tanks:



wehrmacht12 Jan 2015 3:24 p.m. PST

Mainly MK I's in camo if I understand correctly.

My MK IV's are brown/green – I leave the camo for the Germans ;-)



monk2002uk12 Jan 2015 4:52 p.m. PST

The camouflaged Mk Is were were painted in the Solomon pattern, named after the man who invented it.

The white/red/white stripes were painted on late war tanks. The later marks were a khaki colour, not green as such. The Imperial War Museum tank is painted in a later post-war tank colour.


John Armatys12 Jan 2015 5:18 p.m. PST

For all things WW1 tank try here:

number401 Jul 2015 7:16 p.m. PST

The white/red/white stripe design was officially approved in early May 1915 after extensive field trials involving aircraft from the Royal Flying Corps.

Curiously, the roundel used by airplanes was one of the designs rejected, but later adopted in early WWII as an air recognition marker before the adoption of the US white star.

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.