Well, still depressed about the @#$%ing Patriots, but the world keeps on turning, and I continue moving ahead with my Wolverines project. Now I'm on to working on camo for the vehicles, experimenting with Blue-Tack as a mask. I went to Wal-mart and bought their version of Blue Tack (couldn't find actual Blue Tack anywhere, but reading on the internet told me the various brands are fairly interchangeable), brought it home, and got to work masking a couple of test tanks, one M-60A1 and one T-62. I primed them yesterday and let them sit over night before messing with the Blue Tack.
The bad: this is when I learned that the colors I used for both the US and Soviet tanks didn't have, in my opinion, enough of a contrast, and the Soviet colors are way too light for combat operations in most of North America.
The ugly, Part III, already mentioned obliquely: five minutes to apply the mask, five minutes to remove the mask, for 60+ vehicles equals about ten hours of work, and that's not good.
Verdict: I don't have ten hours to devote to just doing camo for the vehicles. I can't really deal with having small bits of Blue Tack on all my vehicles (I'm assuming I could eventually get all of it off if I was willing to spend even more time per vehicle). I can't really deal with the Blue Tack pulling off the primer, leaving bare metal. So, despite the fact that I love the soft lines for camo, I think I just got my mind changed for me. Looks like my Cold War vehicles for Wolverines will be historically monochromatic after all!
It's funny, the colors I'm looking at using are both in the picture above (the M-60). I believe I'm going to do all the US vehicles in that olive drab, and all the Soviet vehicles in the medium green. Whaddaya think?