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Armor/AFV: Modern - USA
Modern Armor, AFVs, and Support vehicles.
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M1A1 Gunner Sight Color
B2Blain
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Posted: Monday, December 17, 2018 - 04:14 AM UTC
Meng says both sides are transparent red. I saw a pic on prime portal - the one closest to the loader looks like transparent red/purple. The one on the right looks like a mirror.
HeavyArty
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Posted: Monday, December 17, 2018 - 04:25 AM UTC
They are basically the same as on the Bradley; a day sight and a night sight.

Leopard-2
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Posted: Monday, December 17, 2018 - 04:32 AM UTC
The Problem is that it depends on the angle from which you look at the glass. The effect is caused by the coating on the real thing and is pretty hard to imitate on a scale model. One possibility would be the use of very thin holographic foil. AVF-Club offers it as pre-cut-stickers for diverse kits.

If you don't want to spent some extra money i suggest you paint it clear red for a sand-coloured and clear green or blue for the three-tone-NATO-scheme because it wouldn't be too eye-catchy when it kinda fits to the base colour.
B2Blain
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Posted: Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 06:55 PM UTC
Thanks!

I purchased the decals from the AFV club. It didn't strike me as too realistic. I might stick with clear colors. That's probably not realistic also.
HeavyArty
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Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 02:12 AM UTC
I prefer the painted on tints myself. They look more realistic to me.
Biggles2
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Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 03:42 AM UTC
Can you use clear red on clear plastic and back with a piece of mylar for reflectivity?
B2Blain
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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 06:56 AM UTC
I think that's a good idea. I'll do a test.