Monday, 28 April 2014

New project - Turkish army for the 80's/early 90's.

In preparation for a new project for a Turkish army for the 80's and 90's, here are three M113 apcs  (H&R USM11) that I had spare in my bits box that I've painted up in a NATO three colour scheme, using NATO green and black.  However, rather than NATO brown for the earth colour, I went with German orange ochre, as most pictures I could find on the web suggest Turkish camouflage patterns use a more orange colour, presumably reflecting earth colours locally.

Feel free to let me know if I'm on the right track, or not, with the colours.  For variety, I'm thinking of adding a yellow sand colour to the three colour scheme as well, representing the sort of camouflage pattern used by the Turks for deployment against Kurds, Iraq and Syria in the southeast of the country.

Thanks for looking.


  1. Looking good Andy (as do the latest French), is this the start of another division?


  2. Hi Richard

    It's going to be a Corps comprising one armoured, one mechanised and one motorised brigade so divisional in size. It gives a nice mix of older US armour, M48 and M60, in the armoured brigade, Leopard 1s and various apcs in the mechanised and trucks in the motorised brigades. They should be good for Cold War and various what ifs' in the Middle East and the Balkans.

    Cheers, Andy

  3. Hi Andy,
    They look great, just started on my Naval Brigade plus attachments for the same project. I like the use of the German orange ochre instead of the normal NATO colour.
    Look forward to seeing more of your Turks.
    Richard P