1. The camo is realistic as far as detailing is concerned; I've used the digital camo commissioned for the Jordanian Air Force's F-16s as an inspiration
I had not seen that, thanks for linking it.
2. It's the essence of digital camo schemes that they look like generated with a program, because in reality, they are.
What I meant was that your camouflage looked to be generated automatically when it generally should be applied by hand where possible (especially when drawing a scheme for an aircraft).
you're quite right about the camo looking cheap and ruining the detailing of the plane; I'll probably come up with something with less contrast for the Thiarian A400M sometime later.
I'm not sure "less contrast" would really help - the pattern is just going to look quite strange on any FD scale aircraft that you draw unfortunately.
I also think it's just a bit much to have it applied to an aircraft this large. An F16 is one thing (it's relatively small), but an A400M is quite a large plane and painting and then maintaining a complicated scheme like the above would be difficult and rather costly.
4. The red markings on the Siolpaires are part of a 1980s vintage paint scheme; many people did not take low visibilty too seriously back then. The 2000s/2010s machines are low visibility all over without significant red markings. The Asarlai fighters with red and yellow markings are prototypes; their markings are supposed to stand out.
Sure but did they really use an extremely bright red? Using FF0000 just seems a bit much. It really clashes with the otherwise excellent scheme below it and I think with a little bit of color blend you could fix the "jarring" look of the Siolpaires.
BTW I am not knocking your work in the slightest. It's all very well done outside the reservations I've listed above.