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Old 03-30-2007, 03:04 AM
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Default Unorthodox paint scheme ideas?

With the good selection of the cheaper RC tanks out there I've been thinking about getting one just to paint in a crazy paint pattern that never existed like digital camo, Realtree hunting camo, or the Matrix screen letters. Then I was reading the other post on ugly US tanks and learned of the Korean Pershing painted like a Tiger (animal, not German tank). So now I'm thinking about painting a tank like an animal or something else just way off key.

What RC tanks look like animals?
What if someone painted an M1 or Leopard 2A6 in Nascar livery?
Or how ridiculous would it be if someone put RC car spinner wheels on the bogey wheels of their tank?
So of the 16th scale RC tanks out there, what do you think would make a crazy paint scheme?

Don't worry, I'm also making a Tamiya King Tiger based on the 503rd battalion, that will be my serious tank.
But if you're sick of being serious, put your ridiculous hat on, this should be fun.
Old 03-30-2007, 04:06 AM
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I've seen my tiger gather interest from several dogs while in the public parks, so I would paint it like a furry beast of some sort. Long fur, and a couple of eyes staring to scare the dogs.
Even an elephant-like painting would be funny, the barrel as the trunk, and the big ears extending from the turret to the after hull as a wrapping.
Old 03-30-2007, 06:22 AM
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I'm painting a Tiger in Marine Corps Desert MARPAT, should be done painting in a couple of weeks and then another to put it all back together. I'll post pics. My best buddy recently returned from Iraq and the tank is a gift to him. The Tiger was chosen because of his German heritage. It will have USMC markings and I'm still thinking up a name or saying to paint on the turret sides.
Old 03-30-2007, 06:29 AM
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Old 03-30-2007, 07:08 AM
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Iv'e used flat black as a base coat for preshading. It would look very nice as a "stealth" tank.
Old 03-30-2007, 08:28 AM
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I always thought Killer Whales had nice markings...just black and white but very smooth..might make an interesting tank scheme. If you were really good with an airbrush maybe a rattlesnake pattern would be cool.
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Default RE: Unorthodox paint scheme ideas?

how about the british "berlin" urban camo
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Old 03-30-2007, 04:37 PM
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A turtle shell pattern or something like an armadillo would be interesting.
Old 03-30-2007, 07:32 PM
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A camoflage that I always thought looked good was the disruptive pattern used on old warships. It realy broke up the profile.

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