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More color scheme info:

 

MERDC Camouflage, what does it mean? http://gurth.home.xs4all.nl/afv/merdc.html

NOTE: "...Any of the MERDC schemes could be found with either hard edges (hand-painted) or soft edges (spray-painted) to the colour patches. Soft-edged patterns seem to be more common..."

 

Colour Guide – MERDC Camo 1975-1985
taken from a cached copy of this page: https://flamesofcoldwar.wordpress.com/2015/09/16/painting-guide-merdc-camo-1975-1985-2/
Here is a little Guide for the use of Vallejo Model Colors to painting the MERDC Camo on Vehicles. This Type of Camo was used by the US-Army from 1975 to 1985.
I have decided to list only Patterns that are useful to a European Theater of War.

Summer Verdant
    847 Dark Sand
    850 Medium Olive
    893 US Dark Green
    950 Black

Winter Verdant
    847 Dark Sand
    873 US Field Drab
    893 US Dark green
    950 Black

Winter Woodland
    847 Dark Sand
    893 US Dark Green
    950 Black
    951 White

Winter Open
    847 Dark Sand
    873 US Field Drab
    950 Black
    951 White

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Useful Vallejo information - - http://www.acrylicosvallejo.com/en_US/downloads

 

Here are the paint patterns:

MERDC Camouflage Templates - - https://sites.google.com/site/merdccamo/home/merdc-camouflage-templates
Example of each color scheme - - https://sites.google.com/site/merdccamo/home/merdcpic

 

MERDEC Topic - - http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=156095
 

Many examples, by vehicle

https://sites.google.com/site/merdccamo/home/merdcpic

http://www.cybermodeler.com/resource2.shtml

 

In German, including non-US vehicles

http://www.panzerbaer.de/colours/index.htm

http://www.panzerbaer.de/colours/a_relaunch/us_merdc-a.htm

http://www.panzerbaer.de/colours/a_relaunch/us_merdc-b.htm

Many pics (German) http://www.panzerbaer.de/archiv/index.htm

 

Color cross-ref table:
http://www.cybermodeler.com/color/merdc_table.shtml
http://www.cybermodeler.com/color/merdc_fade.shtml

Yes, there are camo schemes for the T-72: http://www.cybermodeler.com/armor/t-72/t-72_all.shtml
 

Color chips: http://www.onthewaymodels.com/articles/MERDECcamouflage.htm

 

A similar web page: http://gurth.home.xs4all.nl/afv/merdc.html

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The color schemes on Battlefront pics of their T-72s look like sun-bleached museum pieces, or sun-bleached tanks in Afghanistan.

 

I think their research is usually really good.  However, occasionally, I disagree with their end result. The Soviet tank and helo color schemes are two of those occasions.

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The color schemes on Battlefront pics of their T-72s look like sun-bleached museum pieces, or sun-bleached tanks in Afghanistan.

 

I think their research is usually really good.  However, occasionally, I disagree with their end result. The Soviet tank and helo color schemes are two of those occasions.

 

When it comes to paint colors, unfortunately Battlefront will use the "home brand" over anything else... even if it isn't quite right.  Their new line is a bit limited, and I understand they're working with "scale color" and colors designed to have washes over them - which works just fine for infantry, but much less well for armored vehicles.

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