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Dan in Vermont16 Jan 2021 4:56 a.m. PST

Hi all: Paint some 1/100 scale AT guns. Any color recommendations in Vallejo or Testors Model Master for:

-British, North Africa
-British, Europe
-American, Europe


Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2021 5:12 a.m. PST

For the British in Europe 44-45 would be SSC 15 Olive Drab. In Vallejo a 50/50 mix of #888 Olive Grey and #924 Russian Uniform works for me.

For the US good old Olive Drab. The go to in Vallejo for that is #887 Brown Violet.

Sure others have some suggestions.

KeithRK16 Jan 2021 8:14 a.m. PST

The Vallejo Model Color has been renamed. It is still the same number 70.887 but it is now called US Olive Drab. I guess Brown Violet was confusing.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Jan 2021 9:25 a.m. PST

For the British version of OD I use GAME Color from Vallejo – 72.067 Cayman Green

Garand16 Jan 2021 9:57 a.m. PST

Regardless, British SCC 15 should be very similar to US Olive Drab. It was adopted for uniformity given the large volume of lend-lease equipment delivered from the us, or equipment manufactured in the US for UK use.

Personally I don't bother too much with the differences, especially for wargaming models.


Rich Bliss16 Jan 2021 11:21 a.m. PST

British desert -Portland stone

Legionarius16 Jan 2021 6:59 p.m. PST

Olive drab of all shades splattered with mud and the bare steel showing on the bumps. C'est la guerre!

Martin Rapier17 Jan 2021 12:58 a.m. PST

Some British AT guns used in NWE were still in mid war SCC2 brown, this is specifically mentioned in a number of accounts. A decent match is Vallejo English Uniform, although Tbh I do most of British guns in green these days.

Dan in Vermont18 Jan 2021 7:13 a.m. PST

thanks all!

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