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alan L13 May 2017 2:58 a.m. PST

Looking for Vallejo colours suitable for painting 6mm Hips and Hinds in the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan.


Lion in the Stars14 May 2017 4:00 a.m. PST

Try green ochre and Russian Green.

alan L14 May 2017 10:56 a.m. PST


NKL AeroTom15 May 2017 1:28 a.m. PST

I have seen images of Hip's being the standard grey and dark grey…

In this image they seem to be variations on light olive green

alan L15 May 2017 3:34 a.m. PST

Great picture, especially the towers on the hillside in the background.

NKL AeroTom15 May 2017 5:11 a.m. PST

Looking through a bunch of Mi-8 pictures from Afghanistan, the green or grey-green seems to be quite common. (I'm also trying to work out what color I'm going to paint my hips when they arrive…)

I put together a small album here:

A couple of images:

Airborne insertion! – note the heat covers over the exhaust ports, must have been late in the war.

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