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PostPosted: Mon 22 Feb 2010 00:23 am 
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Given the RAF Blue/Yellow scheme was post war, what would be more appropriate for 1940, overall RAF Blue or even camo?

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I'd expect them to be Khaki Green No. 3/ G3/ “Service Colour”  :shrug:

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Jonathan,
Unfortunately you can't just portray the Airfix QL as a wartime version by changing the colour scheme as the kit depicts a post war version. The wartime QL had no booms. The (easy) modifications required to back date it and the colour schemes used are currently being discussed here:

http://gregers.7.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?t=11758

Mods: Hope it's okay to post a link to another site.

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The QL didn't enter service until 1941.

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The QL didn't enter service until 1941.


This is very true, even though Airfix would have you believe they were around during the BoB complete with post war colour scheme and specification. I think you want the earlier Albion refueller for the BoB era. There is a kit out there somewhere or alternatively you could scratchbuild one using Gerald Scarborough's book on RAF Vehicles.

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According to Mike Starmer, semi-gloss RAF Blue Grey until mid-1941:

http://www.mafva.net/other%20pages/Starmer%20camo.htm

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Thank you John.

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Hmmm.....Do I sense another variant in the offing, I wonder?  :think:

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The Albion 'kit out there somewhere' that Buffalo mentions is on the Matador Models website.  I haven't seen it myself, but I think Matador have a reasonable reputation.

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This is my first posting here. I've been lurking about for a while now.

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So, I guess I have to make two posting before the link above works. Let's see how this goes.

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Hi and  :welcome:  into the open  :P

How about introducing yourself here  8-)

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Thanks, Ratch. Introduction has been posted, as per your request.

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Wartime configuration painted in the appropriate colour scheme AFTER the Battle of Britain period and before the A.M. Instruction to go Brown with MM camouflage (October 1943)
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From Mike Starmer:

RAF vehicles were officially RAF Blue Grey BS.33 from 1937. Humbrol 96 is uniform colour NOT vehicle colour. Mix 5 x H32 + 2 x H14 + 2 x H33, satin varnish when dry. In 1939-40 some vehcles in France and South of England were painted with browns and greens paint intended for buildings camouflage. AMO 618/41 August fell into line with army colours. Khaki Green 3 basic with Dark Tarmac 4 stripes disrupter. Khaki Green can only be mixed with Revell paints.
AMO 1397/42 December change of scheme, basic colour now SCC 2 brown with SCC1A disrupter in army 'Mickey Mouse' design. October 1943 changed disrupter to SCC 14 black same design. September 1944 change to overall SCC 15 Olive Drab, this is NOT the same shade as the U.S. colour. Mix 8 x H159 +1 pt H33. AMO 306/46 changed back to Gloss RAF Blue Grey but now with Black mudguards, valence wheels and chassis.

Water bowser from refuelling set suitably camouflaged . . .

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These two models make an interesting take on the early schemes. The QL in what I think is Khaki Green 3 and dark green G4 in fact has an interim scheme promulgated in 1941 where all upper facing surfaces were to be the darker colour but no change to the previous method of disruptive painting. The tanker is in the early MTP. 20 scheme, same colours as intended for MTP.20. Now try the same scheme using Khaki Green 3 and Dark Tarmac and see the difference.


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