Help support TMP

"Free Nations - Canadians" 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 Cold War (1946-1989) Message Board

Back to the Modern Discussion (1946 to 2008) Message Board

Areas of Interest


624 hits since 19 Jun 2018
©1994-2019 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

608722CAR Inactive Member20 Jun 2018 11:53 a.m. PST

My apologies but I have to vent!
I'm very happy with the TY 4th Canadian Mechanized Bde Gp….But for the love of God, where did they find that paint scheme for the M113s!

I've never seen anything like it. 2 shades of green and black. Sometimes just green and black, but where did they get that tan from?

Does "Google" not work for them?

All better now! Thank you, venting done!

creativeguy20 Jun 2018 12:56 p.m. PST

There is a tan referenced here.


creativeguy20 Jun 2018 1:00 p.m. PST

I guess it really is drab, not really tan.

28mm Fanatik21 Jun 2018 5:54 a.m. PST

Maybe the "tan" is really "faded drab."

Redblack21 Jun 2018 8:05 a.m. PST

From a Royal Canadian Regiment Source (RCR) Picture with explanation


>> One story that I can relate to you which might be of interest to those fans of military vehicles, was brought up briefly, and that had to do with the camouflage of our vehicles, particularly the M113s. When the order came down from Brigade to have the tracks painted in camouflage, there were no directions whatsoever. The CO called me in only because I was an amateur artist, having drawn the jump cartoons that hung on the wall in the bar of the Officers' Mess, and put me in charge of the painting of the vehicles. The choice of colors was simple … cans of paint from old British stock hidden away in some dusty warehouse were delivered. If my memory is correct there were three colors, black being one of them. I then proceeded to chalk out the camouflage pattern outline on the vehicles, half-ass copying a US pattern, attempting to maintain a more or less common pattern among the individual Battalion M113s. A half dozen or so soldiers armed with cans of paint and paint brushes followed behind, slapping paint on the tracks. That's how it was done, plain and simple.

The photos I've seen confirm the three colour scheme; green, black and olive.



Redblack21 Jun 2018 8:11 a.m. PST

2nd picture same source


Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.