Monday, 12 May 2008


US troops in Somalia were dressed in the newer 3-pattern and older 6-pattern (chocolate chip) Desert Battle Dress Uniforms.
I'm going to be trying to paint the 3-pattern uniform on my rangers. Mainly because it's simpler, but also because on a 15mm I like the reduced number of colors.
If you're one of those crazies who want to paint a chocolate chip scheme, the amazing Matakishi's Tea House has an instruction on 28mm that makes it seem easy.


  1. That is a nice guide to the chocolate chip pattern. Damnit, now I want to be "one of those crazies" and repaint some of my Tau...

    As a side note, the 6 colour choc chip pattern probably wouldn't work on 15mm anyhow due to the smaller size. It's hard enough getting realistic camouflage to work on 28mm as it is.

  2. That's exactly why I'm going for the 3-pattern. So much easier, and more likely to be visible on 15mm.
    6-pattern does look cool though - don't let me stop you from being zany!