Colour Pictures of British Infantry & Tanks

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My understanding was the KG3 blanco was the most common, which the guys in the pictures taken in Holland appear to have used at some point, although through use it wears off and thus becomes lighter.

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Great stuff. I’ve seen some of these before and have them saved. The thing that struck me the most was how dark the olive drab is on the Sherman. It looks like these have been kept in their original US factory colours rather than repainted in SCC15 (British olive drab but a different shade than the US colour). Keeping the factory colour was common practice so that’s not a real surprise but it looks like the paint takes on quite a shine in some of the areas where it has the most wear from crew activity.
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On the same subject the Priest or Sexton clearly shows the Mickey Mouse ears camouflage. That appears to be over SCC15 which is looking much lighter than the dark olive drab of the Sherman.
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Preists were made in US Sextons in UK
Would not expect US stuff that was not UK factory modified to be repainted.

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The tank driving on the side of the road also looks like it has a cammo pattern. Either that or someone did a selective wash of the tank before driving around for a bit.

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Nice photos but I would not be trying to match these or any other 'colour' photos from WW2 on my miniatures YMMV

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Truscott Trotter wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:16 am
Nice photos but I would not be trying to match these or any other 'colour' photos from WW2 on my miniatures YMMV
True about colour matching, but they are still good for relative shades. For vehicles, I noticed a couple of things: the presence of a "cammo" scheme on a couple of vehicles and a definite difference in colour above the mud guards compared to below. Not due to paint, but the depth of dirt and dust in the latter definitely changes the perceived colour.

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thanks for posting, they were quite interesting to look at.

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Love the grimy uniform of the bren gunner — absolutely filthy trousers, doubtless after weeks of lying down in fox holes. The men and women all have the same haircuts and facial expressions as my grandparents — just look a lot younger!

Anyone know which units these chaps are from?

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Think the cammo netting on the AT gun is great, even seems to blend it into an urban setting.
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