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25 Pounder colour

Post by andyquirot » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:41 pm

I don't know what colour to do my gun. Desert brown looks good but what about British green. What would be best to show it off.
Also i don't have anything to tow them so i am going to scratch build something what else other than a Morris was used.
Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: 25 Pounder colour

Post by Phil Woollard » Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:21 pm

Andy in my opinion anywhere from desert yellow to light brown looks really good in the scale, I'm not so keen on the glossy greens, it just doesn't do the scale justice but its really down to you :D regards Phil.
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Re: 25 Pounder colour

Post by Stephen White » Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:20 pm

Andy

Early war (1939-41): Khaki Green No 3
Mid war (1941-44): Standard Camouflage Colour (SCC) 2 Service Brown, possibly with SCC 14 Blue-Black disruptive pattern camouflage
Western Desert (1940-43): British Standard Colour (BSC) No 61, Light Stone or BSC No 64 Portland Stone
Far East (Burma): same as Europe Mid War (SCC2 + SCC14) until 1943 and then SCC13 - Jungle Green
Late war: SCC 15 Olive Drab
Post war: Deep Bronze Green (gloss)

Amongst the best (ie most accurate) model colours available are those from Hataka. One set almost covers all the colours above:

http://shop.hataka-hobby.com/afv-paint- ... 84907.html

The guru for British colours is Mike Starmer, who's done a number of colour mixes which are very accurate.

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Post by andyquirot » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:13 am

:D Thanks all for your thoughts i think i will go for BSC No 64 Portland Stone.
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Post by Phil Woollard » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:34 am

Excellent choice, please post some pics as you make progress, the weathering is a lot easer with the lighter shades to :D Regards Phil.
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Post by andyquirot » Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:28 pm

Hi Phil and all
I will post some pics as i am building it but my skills may not be up to the level of you guys and girls.
I am going to do some of the mods i have been looking at on the site.
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Post by Phil Woollard » Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:48 pm

Andy we all have something to bring to the forum and your work will be just fine and appreciated by many, enjoy the smell of the paint! 8)
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Post by andyquirot » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:12 pm

Hi all some photos of my EB.. purchase.
Started striping down and etch priming the bits , The only etch primer i can find in Jersey is black.
I am adding mods as i go as seen by the mud guard brackets.
I will use red primer when i finish assembling it all.
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Post by andyquirot » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:13 pm

Sorry photos the wrong way round. I cant see the photos when i am posting
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Post by Phil Woollard » Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:20 pm

Very tidy build Andy, I still get the order of the photos arse backwards more times than not :D Regards phil.
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Re: 25 Pounder colour

Post by andyquirot » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:45 pm

More work tonight

Cutting out the trays for the ammo that was fun. also fitted the trays to the panels.
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now to assemble the flange joint.
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Re: 25 Pounder colour

Post by andyquirot » Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:33 pm

Build the flange I had to make the bolts by cutting the heads off and fitting some nuts.
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