A new camo pattern to try out.

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A new camo pattern to try out.

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May 16th, 2017, 12:21 am #1

I read the US Army is starting to evaluate this.

If you think zimmerit in 1/72 is hard, this should be agony



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May 16th, 2017, 2:34 am #2

Signature management. When I was involved with research on the reduction of heat signature of the Leopard C1, it was called "signature suppression". That was the late 80s.
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May 16th, 2017, 5:41 am #3

I read the US Army is starting to evaluate this.

If you think zimmerit in 1/72 is hard, this should be agony



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the British Army (and others) have been using for a number of years

Here is a challenger 2 "Megatron" utilising it I built, comes like this from Cromwell



and a Fv432 Trojan again from Cromwell

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May 16th, 2017, 7:19 am #4

I read the US Army is starting to evaluate this.

If you think zimmerit in 1/72 is hard, this should be agony



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I believe the Australian army trialed Barracuda camouflage systems a few years ago, don't know why it wasn't employed as it's advertised as having insulating properties as wel (good for the hot Australian climate) but I suspect that it wouldn't last very long at all crashing through the Aussie shrub, it'd be torn to shreds in no time......
And they trialed large camo'd umbrellas as well, this was during the Leopard A1 days .... no AC!
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May 16th, 2017, 8:33 am #5

I read the US Army is starting to evaluate this.

If you think zimmerit in 1/72 is hard, this should be agony



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But you can hide a load of errors underneath it, all you need is the basic shape.
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May 16th, 2017, 2:56 pm #6

I read the US Army is starting to evaluate this.

If you think zimmerit in 1/72 is hard, this should be agony



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Maybe it fools the enemy into attacking with sticks, in blindfolds.
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May 16th, 2017, 6:58 pm #7

I read the US Army is starting to evaluate this.

If you think zimmerit in 1/72 is hard, this should be agony



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This should be a doddle to replicate, simply dip your model in Porridge and leave to go hard.
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May 16th, 2017, 7:58 pm #8

I read the US Army is starting to evaluate this.

If you think zimmerit in 1/72 is hard, this should be agony



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how would you guys model it?
my first guess would be "paint" the model in white glue and sprinkle thee leaves on it, any other ideas
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May 16th, 2017, 8:08 pm #9

I read the US Army is starting to evaluate this.

If you think zimmerit in 1/72 is hard, this should be agony



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...oat meal flakes along rows drawn on the model in pencil then paint once dried, kinda like shingling a house?????
But seriously folks, I have thought about this since we (Canada) employed this on our Leopards in the 'Stan. I contemplated making a punch from brass tubing that looked like a pan flute, several tubes together side by side. This nefarious plan involved cutting out very thin paper to fit the models different facets, then punching the holes (which are semi-circles) and gluing the paper to the model once punched out!? This plan is still in a slow cooker so no trials have been accomplished, but it still gets thought of every time I see one of my Leopard kits!!
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May 16th, 2017, 9:50 pm #10

This is just a thought but might work. Better to try it on an old model first but i think if small areas are painted with cement and while still "tacky" herbs are sprinkled on. The type your good lady buys for cooking, usually in small glass jars for pennies. By placing these dried herbs, Marjoram, between the palms of your hands and gently rubbing you can break them down into fine pieces. Incidentally these herbs make excellent Autumn leaves for a diorama too.
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