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Canadian 4 CMBG Painting Templates With Chris Townley
Much like US MERDC camo schemes and NATO 3 colour schemes each Canadian vehicle (with the exception of the Leopard 1) is painted in a pre-planned template that specifies the placement of colours on a given piece of equipment/vehicle.
The three colours that you need to use are Chieftain Green (348), Comrade Khaki (326) and Worn Rubber (302). If you would like you can add a little Black to your Worn Rubber.
Here you can find PDF versions of our painting templates. Morgan has taken photographs of our models and then then scaled them so you can print them and have them sitting next to your model while you paint.
Make sure you tell your PDF viewer to print them at actual size and not shrink to fit
What About The Leopard 1?The Krauss-Maffei Leopard 1 adopted by the Canadians was the Leopard 1A3 with a welded turret fitted with the Belgian SABCA computerized fire-control system. The new tank was named the Leopard C1. An order was made for 114 tanks as well as a number of bridging and recovery vehicles. The first Leopard C1 tanks were delivered in June 1978, with all 114 in Canadian hands by mid-1979.