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Weird Camouflage
« on: September 05, 2015, 05:53:33 AM »
Here I was thinking the RAAF had gone crazy with their newish camouflaged uniforms (so glad I am no longer in...):



Then I see the schemes on some Chinese military vehicles:






I have to ask:  Why even bother?
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Re: Weird Camouflage
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2015, 10:42:50 AM »
This whole digital camo thing has gotten completely out of hand. Plus the colors on the Chinese vehicles and the uniform don't make any sense.

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Re: Weird Camouflage
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2015, 01:18:45 PM »
Wonder how digital type camo would look on unlikely subject such as:  Spad, Betty, Vampire, M3 Lee, Elco PT boat, you name it.

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Re: Weird Camouflage
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2015, 04:29:50 AM »
This whole digital camo thing has gotten completely out of hand. Plus the colors on the Chinese vehicles and the uniform don't make any sense.

I don't have a problem with the so-called "digital camoflage", especially when one sees how well it can work.  The colours though... ;D
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Re: Weird Camouflage
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2015, 10:17:20 AM »
The colours though... ;D

They are the parade colours of PLA's naval branches (PLAN and PLA Naval Infantry a.k.a. PLAMC).
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Re: Weird Camouflage
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2016, 03:39:27 AM »
Not as bad as the blues shown above but still weird:

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Re: Weird Camouflage
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2016, 03:43:25 AM »
Not as bad as the blues shown above but still weird:




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Re: Weird Camouflage
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2016, 03:44:44 AM »
I'm with you there!
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Re: Weird Camouflage
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2016, 05:39:44 AM »
Not necessarily weird but certainly eye opening:


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Re: Weird Camouflage
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2017, 05:27:29 PM »
This is digital camo done better:

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Re: Weird Camouflage
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2017, 04:24:57 AM »
Thank you for sharing  :)
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Re: Weird Camouflage
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2017, 03:27:01 PM »
Glad you like it, here's a few more for you:



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Re: Weird Camouflage
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2017, 08:56:32 PM »
Ah, it's Slovak! :)
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Re: Weird Camouflage
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2017, 07:50:36 AM »
I always wonder whether a "digital" camo based on hexagon rather than square "pixels" (essentially Lozenge 2.0) would look more natural...

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Re: Weird Camouflage
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2017, 05:10:59 AM »
Not so much weird as basic (it don't get much more basic than this):



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Re: Weird Camouflage
« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2017, 02:02:33 PM »
I'd be really curious as to what exactly the advantages of pixellated camo as opposed to free hand feathered patterns are supposed to be - to me it seems like a whole lot masking/taping effort for producing unnatural hard rectangular edges. I could see a theoretical advantage in urban settings, but then again the pattern resolution might be too irregular to provide any advantage. What gives?

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Re: Weird Camouflage
« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2017, 07:30:20 PM »
At a distance the pixelation tends to blur & the blending of the colours is very smooth, & the colours tend to blend into the background better - don't ask me why but that's what many of the in-flight photo's I've seen show.
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Re: Weird Camouflage
« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2017, 03:43:00 AM »
I'd be really curious as to what exactly the advantages of pixellated camo as opposed to free hand feathered patterns are supposed to be - to me it seems like a whole lot masking/taping effort for producing unnatural hard rectangular edges. I could see a theoretical advantage in urban settings, but then again the pattern resolution might be too irregular to provide any advantage. What gives?


It is actually quite effective when you see it in use - though I often wonder why we bother with visual camouflage on some airborne platforms these days.  There is science behind it, but in short the purpose of the digitized pattern is to create visual "noise" and prevent the eye from identifying any visual templates. The pattern is intended to not register as any particular shape or pattern that could be distinguished.  It is a far more effective camouflage than standard uniform patterns because it mimics the dappled textures and rough boundaries found in natural settings.
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Re: Weird Camouflage
« Reply #18 on: June 01, 2017, 09:10:30 AM »


Then I see the schemes on some Chinese military vehicles:






I have to ask:  Why even bother?


Probably just my sense of humour, but to me it looks like they are preparing for war against Legoland.

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Re: Weird Camouflage
« Reply #19 on: June 01, 2017, 09:40:05 AM »
Tesla is now in the game:





Yesterday (May 30th), SS Customs released official photos of a "Special Ops" project it's doing in conjunction with Tesla. They've created an all-new camouflage Tesla Model S and unveiled it this Memorial Day. To pay tribute, SS Customs wrote, "Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices. From all of us at SS Customs, we wish you a safe and pleasant Memorial Day."

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