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kallman03 Nov 2017 2:14 p.m. PST

I know why bother right? Well I am just one of those people who has to paint the interior. Besides I am making it extra hard on myself as I am trying to wire L.E.D. lights so you can see the interior. So what color would the interior be? Grey, same as the exterior, other? What do modern AFV's have for an interior color?

Garand03 Nov 2017 2:21 p.m. PST

There's a couple options you could do. Interiors were & are traditionally a light color, to enhance visibility in low light conditions. Many AFVs therefore have white interiors, but US vehicles in the '60s through '90s had this sort of sea-foam greenish white (I call it "Hospital/Institution green"). German AFVs in WWII used an off-white Bone color, while some British AFVs used a silver or aluminum paint. A light gray also wouldn't be off either. Personally I would do my interior in white. Keep in mind, however, that any hatches that would be visible from the ground or air would have the exterior vehicle colors, not the interior colors (though how much that would be important considering the rainbow colors of GW Space Marines… YMMV)


Neal Smith03 Nov 2017 2:21 p.m. PST

Usually the interiors are some sort of off-white or I've also seen a light "hospital" green.

I toured the USS North Carolina last weekend and I noticed the turret interiors were silver in color. That was interesting.

Legion 403 Nov 2017 3:14 p.m. PST

Yes, that was my experience, in the US ARMY, light green as Neal said. Also the interior of the hatch/ramp, etc. would usually be Olive Drab. Any surface that would be exposed to the outside has to be a dark tactical color. You know … camo, cover & concealment …

kallman03 Nov 2017 3:23 p.m. PST

Thanks guys that helps. I thought it might be an off white or some kind of gray green. Of course these are Chaos vehicles so the interiors could be kind of scary. I will have to ponder.

The Beast Rampant03 Nov 2017 5:08 p.m. PST

I think a light bluish grey would look good for marines. I might do Army the light hospital green.

haywire04 Nov 2017 9:07 a.m. PST

Most common I have seen used to be painted Bleached Bone. I don't know what the new paint color is.

kallman04 Nov 2017 9:37 a.m. PST

I've gone with Vallejo Green Gray and it seems to fit the bill nicely. I hit it with Agrax Earthshade wash last night and left it to dry. When I get home from work I will go back in with the green gray then a bit of high lighting and faux paint chipping. Then it will be time to paint all the computer monitors and controls. Still trying to figure out if I will install the light kit or not bother.

Timbo W04 Nov 2017 10:59 a.m. PST

A nice shade of GrimDark of course!

d88mm1940 Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2017 11:03 a.m. PST

This is a fantasy world. And Chaos, to boot. Why go for a "realistic" modern look?
Go with light pink or a bright yellow. With LEDs, it would fantastic!
Set yourself free of real world pre-conseptions.

haywire04 Nov 2017 5:20 p.m. PST

Oh since its Chaos, I would go something daemonic… like this


Or metal with rust, blood, plague rot, etc… depending on which legion it was.

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2017 6:39 p.m. PST

Here are a couple shots of the interiors of M113 APCs. US and NATO standards were for the non-reflective light green CARC paint.

The ramp on this one is painted the interior color, but the newer standards are for the ramp to be painted camo.



The H Man Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2017 10:26 p.m. PST

Blood red with a genestealer standing in the middle!

Legion 405 Nov 2017 4:33 p.m. PST

That looks familiar Javelin ! thumbs up

GhostofRebeccaBlack06 Nov 2017 9:18 a.m. PST

Standard NATO light green would look cool and give them that combat vehicle-vibe for those who know anything about that stuff.

GhostofRebeccaBlack06 Nov 2017 9:22 a.m. PST

Also, most hobby paint manufacturers have that light green hue in their inventory.

A cool variation would be Russian cockpit turquoise. Vallejo makes this hue.


DesertScrb06 Nov 2017 10:28 a.m. PST

Old plastic model airplane instructions uses to call for the wheel wells to be painted in "zinc chromate green." As a kid, I was ecstatic when I finally found that obscure color in a rack of Testor's paints. It looks kind of like the interior of that 113 in the top picture.

Legion 406 Nov 2017 12:07 p.m. PST

Yes, but it's a little "greener" than the light green on the M113. I too remember zinc chromate green though …

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