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Old November 26th, 2019, 09:03 AM
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Default Re: Scenario 4. Egyptian armor - Six Day War

The posts on this thread got me interested in that scenario so I loaded it and poked around a bit and I noticed it had was using the new T-54/55 Icons I put in and that got me digging around to see what colours the various nations were using on their tanks at the time which lead me to discover that during the 6 days war Isreali tanks were more likely to be closer in colour to the right example rather than the left


But photos from the 1973 Yom Kipper war show the opposite
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Default Re: Scenario 4. Egyptian armor - Six Day War

The memorial for the "Yom Kippur" war has the Centurion painted in the "greenish" colour:
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Default Re: Scenario 4. Egyptian armor - Six Day War

Isreali tank colours have as much conflicting in information as you can possibly get and I have seen colour samples of what is claimed to be the same colour (Israeli Sand Grey) that ranges from a light greenish/ khaki/ gray to a khaki grey. One source will claim in the 6 day war it was the greenish / grey and another will say the grayish Olive Drab dates to the 1956 Sinai War whereas the 1967 and 1973 wars they were "Israeli Sand Grey" then in 82 Israeli Sand Grey went darker similar to what I have the Merkava Mk 4 painted.

Probably all are correct and there were units using one paint and others using a different paint then toss in desert dust and you get a new colour but what you show in that example is the khaki/ Grey version of "Israeli Sand Grey" which seems to be the colours used between 1961 and 1973..... or not.
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Variations on Israeli Sand Grey from the 60's- 80's using the game palette. All are viable as is the original in the center

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You can see some of the colour variations for the Shermans HERE


Some are more grey, some more green, some more tan but all are variations on tan/grey or green/grey OR tan/green/grey and you can see variations just in two photos of the M51

This is more or less the choice


converted to game palette they look this but at that scale, it does not look much different than the first examples that are solid colours



enlarged shows what the palette breaks those colours down to..




so to "trompe l'oeil" ( fool the eye) using the game palette each of the colours that the original breaks down to needs to be sprinkled onto the Icon which is what was done in the previous examples and they can be more grey or green or tan depending on the proportion for colour sprinkled on.

There are less than 200 colours in the game palette than can be used on an Icon like this so to get subtle variations in colour an Icon builder needs to be "creative" but it DOES stretch the palette quite a bit. When I paint Icons like that I generally use 33% set for both the density and Opacity of the " sprinkling" ( in case anyone wants to give this a try on their own icons.) and then the result has to have the game palette applied and the effect can change depending on if Nearest colour matching or error diffusing dithering is used to apply the palette...sometimes I try both methods then pick the one I like best. What really helps make this work is that shades of grey have the largest representation in the game palette and the human eye does not easily pick out individual pixel differences but tends to blend them together

Just FYI
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Old Tirans and new Tirans painted with the technique detailed above
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