Italian Army Vehicle Camouflage Patterns of World War Two, 1935–1945
It is important to remember, that the table lists the closest model color matches for a particular standard color applied to an actual vehicle, not a model of the same. In order to paint a 1:72 scale model of a particular vehicle, the scale color effect needs to be taken into account. As a rule, matching model colors should be tinted with 10–30 % white in order to arrive at the scaled down vehicle base color. Approximately 40-50 % white is recommended for drybrushing the highlights. For a detailed painting guide, please refer to Weathering Vehicles, by Jim Gordon.
Italian Camouflage Colours
|Infantry temperate uniform colour. The Italian figure manufacturer MIRLITON recommends Vallejo Model Colours № 979 or № 897 as the best match for Italian temperate uniforms.|
|Colonial vehicle base colour, or disruptive pattern applied over the olive green base colour.|
|Vehicle disruptive pattern applied over sand or olive green base colours. Schmincke caput mortuum deep pastel chalk № 17024068B works very well if applied over a sand base coat.|
|Temperate vehicle base colour.|
* Also available as acrylic paint.
Please refer to the Italian vehicle catalog for more information about camouflage patterns, and markings.