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PostPosted: Tue 08 Jul 2014 20:44 pm 
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I think that we all know that 3 of the 4 vehicles in the two sets are POST-WAR vehicles
If i was to build the QL tanker to run alongside my 1950s Meteor and Vampire etc what colours would be appropriate ??
I'm not sure about the blue and yellow scheme for the QL; I have photos of a QL at Cosford museum in overall blue but one cannot always rely on museums.
There is also a 4x4 Matador on the rally circuit that carrys a Blue-grey scheme and is displayed as a Maintenance Unit generator vehicle.
What about the AEC refueller without booms ??

I believe the K2 ambulance, introduced into the 'HOME' squadrons after the war, would be right in the post-war Blue grey. but what about the K6 Crash tender vehicle ? Blue-grey with Black mudguards ??


I just want to build them OOB so any help would be appreciated :help:
Would just like a positive colour scheme to distinguish it from its wartime brothers . . . :Hug:
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PostPosted: Tue 08 Jul 2014 21:43 pm 
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Ian , from april 1946 for UK it was RAF Blue Grey , airfield use vehicles should had had all upper surfaces in golden yellow- Initially vehicles this was semi gloss untiljune 1949 when it went to gloss. vehicles were to have black mudguards but this was done away with in the mid 1950s. The CO2 tender came into service in 1946 it should have been delivered in RAF blue grey with black mudguards; october 1949 authority issued for all fire vehicle to go to signal red. ; Photos show not every tanker did get a yellow top !! so remained all over RAF blue grey; Remember the Austin fire tender in the kit NEVER saw RAF service.
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Interesting read Ted. So if the RAF never used that fire tender, who did :?:


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PostPosted: Wed 09 Jul 2014 19:16 pm 
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The back end of that fire tender was known as the 1945 monitor type- it was concieved on the Fordson WOT1/1A chassis which for the 45 monitor had an extended cab to accomadate 5 in total- it was used by the RAF & RN from 1945 onwards; In 1946 the Ministry of Civil Aviation took delivery of some, then a couple of years later the MCA ordered some more but this time on Austin K6 chassis cabs - At the time the Ministry of Supply had a surplus of K6 chassis not needed for other purposes for the RAF so these were utilised; The Airfix model was based on a surviving Civil version.


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ted angus wrote:
The Airfix model was based on a surviving Civil version.

The obvious next question is what colours were these painted :?:

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PostPosted: Thu 10 Jul 2014 20:03 pm 
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I have 2 colour shots one Prestwick the other Southampton All red wether its signal red or PO red don't know but all red


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Cheers Ted, so the Airfix tender is a late 40s civvy version in approximately the correct colour scheme :)

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RAF Blue Grey is a mix; 4 x H14 blue+ 3 X H21 black +2 X H5 grey. H96 is uniform colour.


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Thanks for clearing that issue Ted, i'm sure many fellow modellers will be grateful for the clarification.

I not 100% sure, but i think i did see an example of a red k6 at Catterick, the RAFs Fire Fighting school many years ago . . .

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Hi Ian yes it was a K6 but the CO2 tender version
It might be the one now at Duxford but don't quote me on that !

Hi Ratch yep Civvy and as we don't know exactly which red then the recommended Humbrol one would do the trick. Mind if you wanted to do a really bright red one you could use the new Red Arows Red which is the Signal red colour used by all the UK armed forces and on some of the Ministry civil tenders .
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