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PostPosted: Mon 06 Apr 2015 19:02 pm 
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Hello, I am about to paint an M8 greyhound from Italeri in 1/72 scale, which I completed some 10 years ago, but due to the dull set of options I have it is still unpainted.

I want to keep it american (there is some very nice german captured versions, I know :? ) but I am overwhelmed by so much dull green. I know it was the most typical thing, but I am still reluctant to accept surrendering to such a unexciting camo.

So, I ask to the wise modellers here, do somebody knows a camouflage for an US M8 besides all green and all white, an different combinations of both?

I seem to remember seeing a pic M8, which had been captured by the germans, which was again captured by the americans and so retained the german recamouflage on it, but I am not sure if it was indeed a M8 or another vehicle. Did the americans bother to repaint again all the armoured car or they just painted the white star over the german cross?

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PostPosted: Mon 06 Apr 2015 19:09 pm 
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AFAIK, your only real options, if you want to keep it American, are, as you say, green and white in various proportions. You do have the option of German, Italian or North Korean opponents.

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There´s this Dessert colour scheme (saw it at the Museum at Overloon in the Netherlands)
http://www.military-vehicle-photos.com/ ... er1691.asp

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Many thanks for your replies.

Somebody know if the schemes used in the m3 halftrack were sometimes also applied to the greyhound?

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here´s another, (Sand/OD "Sicilian" cam scheme) not quite as harsh as the one in the overloon museum
http://davestankworkshop.blogspot.de/20 ... -1944.html

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Never trust a museum exhibit. The Overloon example is supposed to represent Olive Drab and Black as used in NWE 1944-45. The O/D is far too light. For Italy the basic colour of Olive Drab was often oversprayed with stripes using Earth Yellow, a U.S. Corps of Engineer's colour.


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