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 Post subject: burma Olive Drab?
PostPosted: Wed 23 Jan 2013 21:59 pm 
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hi all is HU 066 Matt Olive Drab the same as the british used in burma or was it lighter or darker?


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 Post subject: Re: burma Olive Drab?
PostPosted: Wed 23 Jan 2013 22:03 pm 
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You can generally rely on the info here: http://www.mafva.net/other%20pages/Starmer%20camo.htm

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 Post subject: Re: burma Olive Drab?
PostPosted: Wed 23 Jan 2013 22:05 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: burma Olive Drab?
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Just remember after a very short time in the Burmese climate, no color would remain as applied. Fading, rust, mildew and dust would alter anything. Plus, this was the war that time forgot, so who knows what was used to thin paints, thus varying the color even more. Paint it so it matches what your eye sees and you'll be fine.


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 Post subject: Re: burma Olive Drab?
PostPosted: Thu 24 Jan 2013 22:02 pm 
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Wise words Ron. I would think that as ling as the result looks different from the colour the OP uses on other AFVs displayed near it, the right effect will be achieved. Nothing looks quite so daft as two models alongside each other both painted out of the same bottle.

It didn't look good on the hair of occupants of XR3s in the 1980s, and it doesn't look good on tanks!

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 Post subject: Re: burma Olive Drab?
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Humbrol 66 is not the colour used by British army in Burma, it is far too dark and grey. In 1942 the basic colour was SCC.13, generally referred to as 'jungle green' which is rather dull muddy looking green. In 1944 the basic vehicle colour was changed to a darker shade, SCC.16 officially named Very Dark Drab. This is an even duller muddy looking brownish green. The change was because of the excessive fading of SCC.13. Vehicles from Britain were repainted when necessary at Depots in India where the paint was manufactured to British standards, i.e. BS.987C, no kidding. U.S. vehicles remained in Olive Drab No.9 until repainting was required when British paint was used.
Using Humbrol paints, SCC.13 can be mixed so: 4 x H159 + 3 x H155 + 1 x H33. This matches the colour in B.S.987C: On small models add 2 x H64 to your mix. For SCC.16 mix:4 x H159 + 2 x H150 + 1 x H33 + 1 x H133. This matches the colour in B.S.987C: On small models add 2 x H64 to your mix.


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