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#641 Markus Becker

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Posted 09 June 2019 - 1527 PM

This looks better than the last one. It has historic tanks as opposed to the modern stuff. ;)

https://youtu.be/ODeotvFxTdo
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Posted 10 June 2019 - 0456 AM

I did not want to start a new thread anywhere, but does anyone know what the interior colour was for British AFV / softskins in WW2?

 

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 0731 AM

I did not want to start a new thread anywhere, but does anyone know what the interior colour was for British AFV / softskins in WW2?

 

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From what I've seen, the inside of Brit tanks was silver.  Trucks seemed to be green.


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Posted 10 June 2019 - 1356 PM


I did not want to start a new thread anywhere, but does anyone know what the interior colour was for British AFV / softskins in WW2?
 
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From what I've seen, the inside of Brit tanks was silver.  Trucks seemed to be green.
It was pretty much up until the same until challenger2 they were still using silver stain on Challenger1, I wouldn't call it paint as it came of on your skin in hot weather.

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 1614 PM

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 1846 PM

 

 

I did not want to start a new thread anywhere, but does anyone know what the interior colour was for British AFV / softskins in WW2?
 
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From what I've seen, the inside of Brit tanks was silver.  Trucks seemed to be green.
It was pretty much up until the same until challenger2 they were still using silver stain on Challenger1, I wouldn't call it paint as it came of on your skin in hot weather.

 

Even Tremclad Silver paint will do that, i think it has something to do with the colouring.


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Posted 10 June 2019 - 1905 PM

 

 

 

I did not want to start a new thread anywhere, but does anyone know what the interior colour was for British AFV / softskins in WW2?
 
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From what I've seen, the inside of Brit tanks was silver.  Trucks seemed to be green.
It was pretty much up until the same until challenger2 they were still using silver stain on Challenger1, I wouldn't call it paint as it came of on your skin in hot weather.

 

Even Tremclad Silver paint will do that, i think it has something to do with the colouring.

 

The extra vowel is the culprit.


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Posted 11 June 2019 - 0257 AM

I did not want to start a new thread anywhere, but does anyone know what the interior colour was for British AFV / softskins in WW2?

 

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Soft skins were typically what ever the exterior color was. If the lorry was painted SCC.2 aka DSB, aka Dog Shit Brown, it was painted that way inside too. If SCC.15 (Olive Green) as a base, then that was what the interior was. What ever the base color was at the factory. If a disruption pattern was applied it was probably not extended inside. 

AFV's were white inside (unless an open topped vehicle like a scout car, half track or SPG, etc. Early on it was an aluminized paint, like post war, but the Aluminum was a strategic material so it was dispensed with for the duration. Vandal had evidence of white under the silver as to most WWII era AFVs as the silver was applied after the war when the aluminum became more available again as a light reflective but less obvious 'oh look at your boot prints all over everything color. On Vandal when we were stripping down all the interior parts, you could can find where the silver was applied over white parts after they'd been installed some time later. 

Most of the time the interior restorations are not as finicky. We noted various parts that had original colors on the factory part and made a point of not repainting them all over unless it seemed like they'd have been done so. I color matched the Eau-du-nil from an interior base part that had been sandwiched between other parts to get the closest match possible. Also, we figured that likely many parts from different manufacturers (CAV, Lucas, etc ) would have had various shades of SCC15 or SCC.2 or what not. 

Some fittings would be eau-du-nil as from the manufacturer (Dash, some covers, etc). Others would be black or even that crinkle finish black (Like the CAV box) you find on cameras, some electronics and Post war Sterlings. Leather would be oiled and left to be. Canvas likely to be blanco'd or left alone. 

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 0641 AM

Useful, thank you


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Posted 16 June 2019 - 1434 PM

Some is going to catch flak for this video!

https://youtu.be/8JRp51TVDuE
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