Ares' little color conversion workshop

Ares de Borg

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I'd like to share my little color conversions with you. Over the years, many great units have been released by much more skilled artists than me.

At some point, I wished some of these units had a different camo or painting so that I could use them for other nations or theatres of operation.

Here are some of my humble alterations of great units made by other creators.
Some of them have been released before, but I wanted them to be found easily.

Please note that I have collected my units with desert camo in a special thread that you can find HERE.


I'd like to thank the original creators!
Please keep in mind that those are only conversions, not entirely new units.



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Update April 3rd, 2006: Added Panzer VI-B Königstiger. Leopard I. now version 1.2
Update April 5th: Added Leopardo 2E, Leopard 2GR and Strv 122.
Update April 6th: Added American and Modern British Sea Kings, Leopard C2.
Update April 9th: Added Leopard 2A5DK.
Update April 10th: Added Olifant Mk.1A.

Update February 16th, 2007: Added M551 Sheridan. Leopard I. now version 1.3

Update February 08th, 2008: Added M4 Sherman, M10 Achilles. Reorganized the Thread.
Update February 09th, 2008: Added two M3 Grant versions.
Update February 14th, 2008: Added two M4 Sherman versions.
Update March 29th, 2008: Added four M3 Stuart versions.
Update April 4th, 2008: Added Chinese / Korean T-34, Type 59.
Update June 14th, 2008: Added four M5 Stuart versions, Chinese T-26, IS-3, Chinese / Korean IS-2.
Update June 16th, 2008: Added Tiger I.
Update September 11th, 2008: Added Avro Vulcan.

Update April 17th, 2009: Leopard I and Type 59 updated.

 

Ares de Borg

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WORLD WAR II

M3 Stuart I "Honey"

Type: Medium Tank
Country of Origin: USA
User countries: UK, Canada, Australia and others
Original Creator: Wyrmshadow
Original Color: Green



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M3 Stuart I "Honey" (North African Campaign Colors)

Type: Light Tank
Country of Origin: USA
User countries: UK, Canada, Australia and others
Original Creator: Wyrmshadow
Original Color: Green



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M3 Stuart (Turkish Army)

Type: Light Tank
Country of Origin: USA
User countries: Turkey
Original Creator: Wyrmshadow
Original Color: Green



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M3 Stuart (Latin America)

Type: Light Tank
Country of Origin: USA
User countries: Brazil, Mexico, Paraguay, Venezuela and others
Original Creator: Wyrmshadow
Original Color: Green



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M3 Grant

Type: Medium Tank
Country of Origin: USA
User countries: UK
Original Creator: Wyrmshadow
Original Color: Green



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M3 Grant (North Africa 1942-43)

Type: Medium Tank
Country of Origin: USA
User countries: UK
Original Creator: Wyrmshadow
Original Color: Green



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M4A1 Sherman I/ M4A1 Grizzly

Type: Medium Tank
Country of Origin: USA
User countries: UK ("Sherman"), Canada ("Grizzly")
Original Creator: Wyrmshadow
Original Color: Green



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Sherman V

Type: Medium Tank
Country of Origin: USA
User countries: UK, Canada, Free France, Holland, Belgium etc.
Original Creator: Wyrmshadow
Original Color: Green



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Sherman V (Latin America)

Type: Medium Tank
Country of Origin: USA
User countries: Brazil, Peru, Paraguay etc.
Original Creator: Wyrmshadow
Original Color: Green



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M5 Stuart Mk VI

Type: Light Tank (Uparmored and better engine version of the M3)
Country of Origin: USA
User countries: UK, Canada, Australia and others
Original Creator: Wyrmshadow



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M5 Stuart Mk VI (North African Campaign Colors)

Type: Light Tank
Country of Origin: USA
User countries: UK, Canada, Australia and others
Original Creator: Wyrmshadow
Original Color: Green



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M5 Stuart (Turkish Army)

Type: Light Tank
Country of Origin: USA
User countries: Turkey
Original Creator: Wyrmshadow
Original Color: Green



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M3 Stuart (Latin America)

Type: Light Tank
Country of Origin: USA
User countries: Brazil, Mexico, Paraguay, Venezuela and others
Original Creator: Wyrmshadow
Original Color: Green



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M10 Achilles

Type: Tank Destroyer
Country of Origin: USA
User countries: UK, Canada, Denmark
Original Creator: Wyrmshadow
Original Color: Green



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T-26 (Chinese Army)

Type: Light Tank
Country of Origin: USSR
User countries: China
Original Creator: Wyrmshadow
Original Color: Green



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Ares de Borg

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Panzerkampfwagen VI "Tiger"

Type: Heavy Tank
Country of Origin: Germany
User countries: Germany
Original Creator: Wyrmshadow
Original Color: Blue



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Panzerkampfwagen VI B "Königstiger"

Type: Heavy Tank
Country of Origin: Germany
User countries: Germany
Original Creator: Ripptide
Original Color: Orange



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COLD WAR


T-34/85 (PLA / KPA)

Type: Medium Tank
Country of Origin: USSR
User countries: Used in these colors by China and North Korea
Original Creator: Wyrmshadow



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IS-2 (PLA / KPA)

Type: Heavy Tank
Country of Origin: USSR
User countries: Given to some client states, used in these colors by China and North Korea
Original Creator: Wyrmshadow



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IS-3 / Type 122 (PLA)

Type: Heavy Tank
Country of Origin: USSR
User countries:
After the Korean War, China had attempted to reverse-engineer the IS-3 as Type 122 medium tank. The project was cancelled in favour of the Type 59, a copy of the Soviet T-54A.
Original Creator: Wyrmshadow



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Type 59

Type: MBT
Country of Origin: China (Copy of the Russian T-54)
User countries: Widely sold, used in these colors by China and North Korea
Original Creator: Wyrmshadow



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Leopard I

Type: MBT
Country of Origin: Germany
User countries: some NATO countries, e.g. Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, etc.
Original Creator: Wyrmshadow
Original Color: Grey



--- Download --- (v. 1.4, thanks to Vuldacon for some corrections)




Olifant Mk.1A

Type: MBT
Country of Origin: UK
User countries: South Africa
Original Creator: Ripptide
Original Color: Green



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M551 Sheridan

Type: Light Tank
Country of Origin: USA
User countries: USA, Singapore
Original Creator: Wyrmshadow
Original Color: Yellow



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M2A3 / M3A3 Bradley

Type: IFV / CFV
Country of Origin: USA
User countries: USA (Saudi version has desert camo)
Original Creator: Ripptide
Original Color: Yellow



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Ares de Borg

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MODERN TANKS

Leopard C2
(Actually a heavily uparmored modification of the Leopard I, very similar to the Leopard II at Civ scale.
Can of course also be used as 'what-if' Canadian Leopard II)


Type: MBT
Country of Origin: Germany
User countries: Canada
Original Creator: Ripptide
Original Color: German woodland



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Leopard 2A5DK

Type: MBT
Country of Origin: Germany
User countries: Denmark
Original Creator: Ripptide
Original Color: German woodland



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Leopardo 2E

Type: MBT
Country of Origin: Germany
User countries: Spain
Original Creator: Ripptide
Original Color: German woodland



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Leopard 2GR

Type: MBT
Country of Origin: Germany
User countries: Greece
Original Creator: Ripptide
Original Color: German woodland



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Stridsvagn 122

Type: MBT
Country of Origin: Germany
User countries: Sweden
Original Creator: Ripptide
Original Color: German woodland



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Ares de Borg

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AIRCRAFT

WAH-64 Apache (British)

Type: Attack Helicopter
Country of Origin: USA
User countries: UK
Original Creator: BeBro
Original Color: Green



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UH-3 Sea King (USN)

Type: ASW Helicopter
Country of Origin: USA
User countries: USA
Original Creator: BeBro
Original Color: RN Blue (1980ies)



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Westland Sea King (RN modern)

Type: ASW Helicopter
Country of Origin: USA
User countries: UK
Original Creator: BeBro
Original Color: RN Blue (1980ies)



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Avro Vulcan B.2 (green/grey camo)

Type: Strategic bomber
Country of Origin: UK
User countries: UK
Original Creator: Wyrmshadow
Original Color: dark all over camo



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TopGun

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Ares... this is really nice and goes a long way towards flavorizing our civ battlefields!
 

Storm Grunt

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Excellent!!!!! Did you happen to downsize ripptides units a little?
 

Ares de Borg

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Storm Grunt said:
Excellent!!!!! Did you happen to downsize ripptides units a little?

Nope, sorry.
 

gorn

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If you're planning to do more of these, I have a request that's been bugging me for a LONG time - ripptide's Tiger II tank! The bright-coloured camo pattern might be historically accurate, but it looks kind of circus-like in game. A menacing stark grey would make that unit just perfect.
 

Ares de Borg

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gorn said:
If you're planning to do more of these, I have a request that's been bugging me for a LONG time - ripptide's Tiger II tank! The bright-coloured camo pattern might be historically accurate, but it looks kind of circus-like in game. A menacing stark grey would make that unit just perfect.

I do plan to do more units. I'll see what I can do with the Königstiger. My main focus will be on non-WW2 units though, since the old ones will become obsolete once SOE is released - the units Wyrm makes are far superior to the old ones.
 

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Hey, I have a request... Bebro made some helicopters in Early Eighties Royal Navy Blue... can you make them in.. Not Early Eighties Royal Navy Blue?
 

Ares de Borg

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Update: Added the Königstiger.

Okay, gorn, your request has been granted. I took this picture as reference (sort of).
 

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