I’ve made a test strip of all the browns I can find in my paint box. I sprayed a piece of card with Citadel Corax White, my default primer. I painted and dry brushed each brown onto the card. I had one can of brown spray paint and I sprayed that on (rather too heavily as it turned out).
I like Humbrol Brown (186) and Humbrol German Camouflage (160) best because they are an attractive red-brown.
I will sleep on it before deciding.
One other thing I’ve learned from this is that the dry brushed effects from Citadel ‘Dryad Bark’ and ‘Stirland Mud’ will be great for weathering. They create very nice dirty, muddy effects.
(If you are not familiar with the Status Quo tune watch this video, but be warned it contains long hair, waistcoats and 1970’s special effects!)