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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian14 Mar 2023 3:58 p.m. PST

You were asked – TMP link

Let's imagine that you have some Shermans in 15mm that you intend to use for the Northern European Theater in WWII. What color do you prime them?

32% said "olive drab"
27% said "black"
9% said "gray"

Legionarius14 Mar 2023 5:06 p.m. PST

A great way to speed up painting is to prime your figures in the dominant base color.

jgawne15 Mar 2023 1:28 a.m. PST

But… what is a good spray can WW2 OD?

0ldYeller15 Mar 2023 11:51 a.m. PST

I think Vallejo does a good spray "OD". I recall Tamiya as well. OD can be quite subjective.

JMcCarroll15 Mar 2023 1:08 p.m. PST

Dry brush tan and wash with dark green and your good to go !

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2023 1:33 p.m. PST

Testors Flat Olive Drab #1265 works pretty good.

Legionarius15 Mar 2023 7:54 p.m. PST

Spray paint a darker green. Then drybrush with whatever you think is Olive Drab. Finish the tracks and parts of the vehicle with mud. No vehicle is nice and clean in the field; much less in combat.

Heedless Horseman Supporting Member of TMP17 Mar 2023 12:37 p.m. PST

Several shades… and vehicles in same unit not always same colour.

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