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    Once again congrats on the smashing vehicles.
    I think i shall have to rethink my colour scheme for my vehicles.
    Just to clarify can you tell me any HUMBROL colours that match the official colours ??
    I tend to base my vehicles along the lines that they were basically determined by the Army dictation i.e. Brown, with added disruptive green pattern before the introduction of MM camo. scheme.

    A darker brown would seem to be the order but what about the green for the period of 1943 ?

    Any help really appreciated
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    Ted
    Once again congrats on the smashing vehicles.
    I think i shall have to rethink my colour scheme for my vehicles.
    Just to clarify can you tell me any HUMBROL colours that match the official colours ??
    I tend to base my vehicles along the lines that they were basically determined by the Army dictation i.e. Brown, with added disruptive green pattern before the introduction of MM camo. scheme.

    A darker brown would seem to be the order but what about the green for the period of 1943 ?

    Any help really appreciated
    Ian
    Ian, basing them on the Army etc is spot on. From june 1941 RAF Air Ministry Orders were virtually a mirror image of Army Council Instructions, with colours being identical -- although the ACI was often published just before the AMO and both were up to 3 months or more behind what was already being done as initial instructions would go out by directing letter. Go onto the MAFVA website and go into resources there is a resume by Mike Starmer re the Army, its equaly applicable to the RAF. He does a booklet with the official cam patterns and colour chips and lots of mixing guides for the colours. The RAF patterns etc etc were exactly the same. The dominant scheme in 1943 would be SCC2 with SCC1a or SCC14 as the disruptive which I have already mentioned. But some vehicles in the previous Khaki Green No 3 would have soldiered on til the end of the war if the paintwork was still serviceable.
    April 1944 saw the issue of the ACI introducing SCC 15 Olive Drab this was reflected in the RAF by an AMO in june 1944 but it is likely the first vehicles to be factory finished in SCC15 would be rolling out of the factories at the very beginning of 1944, and the same was probaly so for specialist vehicles such as cranes & bowsers having been to an MU for a major overhaul.
    SCC 15 was very green see the 2 video captures attached. The crane is SCC15 Olive Drab and SCC14 "black" disruptive. you can see the green tinge in comparison to the green on the Lancaster. Note also the yellow upper surface on the crane jib. This is from the video filmed late 1943 early 1944 at Hemswell by the Base Commander. At the time the runway caravan at Hemswell was towed by a Morris Light Recce car that had its gun position removed, the caravan was the mandatory b & W checker but the tow vehicle was overall golden yellow !!

    I have virtually every Humbrol colour but for the last couple of years I haven't used Humbrol to do a complete military vehicle, For WW2 civvy fire service models ( gloss dark Ad Grey) I use Humbrol. For my post 1949 fire trucks I used Xtracolor reds. and as I said for my military I have either mixed the colour following Starmers info or bought White Ensign paint. I also invested in a Badger paint mixer its a little battery powered mixer absolutely great cost about 15 with P & P . A great one off investment runs on 2 AA batteries-it works better at slowish speed so I use flatbatteries from my wifes walkman type machine. Because my models normally contain resin white metal plastic and even wood I always prime everything using Halfords own brand grey primer in an aerosol. It makes a real difference.
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    Hi Ted, love the Fordson Weeton - a number of years back you helped me out with Weeton information and sent me the WOT1 chassis, as it happens I found it again last night (in the past three years i've moved house 4 times!), thinking of having a bash at more airfield vehicles now I finally have some time

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    Yes I remember, still plodding on with the RAF fire Trucks MK5 & 5A ready for airbrushing but its just too cold at the moment, i airbrush in one of our sheds but as they will be done using Xtracolor they need 3 days left in situ to dry we are still getting frost at night. So in the meantime ,my Repair and Salvage convoy is progressing. I have purchased some Matador conversion stuff via Scale link potential for lots of conversions, Scale link give an excellent service which is why I purchase via them rather than the sometimes snails pace of MATADOR.
    A friend down south bought me a CONVOY RAF Crossley Rcy vehicle at Trucks N Tracks and posted it to me. On receipt I opened the box to find the kit inside was a German ambulance So I am waiting for a replacement !
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    Recently finnished the Armoury building for my diorama, (one less to build ..) Ian
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    You got your priorities right Able!

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    GENTS I am building a type H modified bomb trolley I am after a 1/72 Grandslam or Tallboy to finish it can anyone help me please

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    You mean you want an actual scale model bomb?

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    Hi Peter yes I am doing a series of bomb trolleys and an Austin K6 bomb Flat. I have 4 decent 250 pounders which will go onto a couple of type Fs and a 4,000 lb Cookie that goes with a Type D. But I have a great little kit of a Type H with all the raising gear for Tallboy or Grandslam. I could make it as a basic type H and put an 8000 or 12000 pounder on but it seems such a waste as its a lovely kit. Both the Grandslam and Tallboy are contained in a couple of Lancaster kits but I cannot justify the expense for a bomb, I would never make the plane and my sons and grandson are into fast jets and helicopters.

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    B*ggar ! sorry forgot the attachments
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