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Soviet TTsMKK by Tounushi Soviet TTsMKK by Tounushi
First digital pattern ever?
Got the original 1944/45 TTsMKK, its 1948 Hybrid version and the more modern (perhaps commercial) color schemes.

The bottom-right scheme is a two-colored version I made to show the relationship between this pattern and the much later KLMK. I have a theory that the soviet army looked back on this uniform when making the stair-step pattern now known as KLMK or "Sun Bunnies." Some of the shapes are identical, or nearly so.

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Late in 1944 or early in 1945, the Soviet Ministry of Defense issued its next camouflage uniform to combat troops. Although the cut and construction of the 1941 summer camouflage suit was retained, the new 'three-colour deceptive camouflage suit' (tryokhtsvetnyy maskirovochnyy kamuflirovannyy kostyum, TTsMKK) featured a pattern of aliased medium green and dark green blocks printed on a sand-yellow background.

As for previous camouflage uniforms, the TTsMKK was issued in one- and two-piece versions. The two-piece issue featured a face veil, to reduce facial glare, while the one-piece three-colour deceptive camouflage suit (TTsMKK) was issued with a matching face mask. As before, too, TTsMKK uniforms were issued only to special troops, such as assault engineers, snipers, airborne forces (VDV) and reconnaissance units of the People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs (NKVD).

The one-piece version of the uniform continued in service through the 1950s. In his book Camouflage uniforms of the Soviet Union and Russia, 1937 to present, author Dennis Desmond claims that the one-piece TTsMKK continues to be used by reservists and trainees. He also notes that the uniform also appeared in Albania, worn by rebels, during the riots of 1997.

The aliased 3-colour deceptive camouflage pattern formed a basis for the 1948 hybrid 'amoeba–stair step' camouflage pattern.

The late 1940s saw the appearance of uniforms camouflaged with a four-color hybrid pattern, which was created by overprinting the aliased medium green, dark green and sand-yellow pattern of the three-color deceptive camouflage suit (TTsMKK) with the chocolate brown blobs of the 1938 'amoeba pattern' camouflage.

Opinions differ as to the reasons behind this hybridization. In Camouflage Uniforms of the Soviet Union and Russia, 1937 to Date, author Dennis Desmond suggests that it was either an effort to exhaust existing stocks of earlier issues or an attempt to create experimental camouflage patterns for use in the field. The idea that these hybrid camouflage uniforms were experimental in nature seems much more likely, inasmuch as uniforms printed with hybrid 'amoeba–stair step' designs only ever appeared in small quantities, through to the mid-1960s.
Entering service later in the war (1944) was the tritsvetnyi makirovochnyi kamuflirovannyi kostium or TTsMKK uniform, printed in a unique three-color disruptive camouflage. The overlapping pattern of dark green and foliage green on a yellow-tan base incorporated a "stair step" concept that would classify many Soviet designs for years to come. As with the earlier uniforms, the same MKK/MK style uniforms were issued in this pattern, generally reserved for reconaissance, sniper & border units during the war and into the 1950s. This pattern was later exported to Albania where it served with their elite units into the 1990s.

Toward the end of the Second World War, a short-lived camouflage design emerged that combined "stair step" features of the TTsMKK with those of the original "amoeba" pattern. It was essentially the standard TTsMKK design with an overprint of brown amoeba shapes in the same style as the 1938 pattern. Several types of uniform in this pattern have been documented, and it apparently saw service between 1945 and 1950, although does not seem to be documented beyond that point.

Lately the Soviet WW2 era TTsMKK three color "stair step" pattern has been recolored for modern usage. This has appeared recently scattered among operators of the MVD special units.
Information from and Camopedia
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Is it possible to acquire the camouflage in .png or .jpg?
100dpi copies in one of the soviet pattern packs. You'll find them in my requests folder.
Uhh uhh, If I only would of know where that is >.<
It's in my gallery. Can't miss it.
Adyb234 Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DEAD GOOD, how did you create this pattern, was it a brush or your own creation?
Vectorized reconstruction. One shape and node at a time.
Adyb234 Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How much time did you send on these then?
Sounds complicated!Do finish up with a tile and then use it as a brush?
Can your camo application tool be used in GIMP 2.6 by the way.
TA for your time.
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