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Danny P

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  1. Looking at the so called "Dapple"/"Foliage" or “Mickey Mouse” camouflage pattern on the Bedford MWD as shown in the pictures below I was wondering how the camouflage pattern on the GS-body may look like with the tarpaulin taken off the vehicle. I have indicated this in red implying that some “ears” will not be there on the GS-body. Is this correct, or could there be any “ears” under the tarpaulin which means that there are actually two patterns, with and without tarpaulin? The above pattern is similar to the pattern below. Is the above pattern typical for the MWD and will it be different on a MWR and MW compressor truck as shown below or is it just a variety of choice by the painter? The camouflage pattern in the following pictures (MWR and compressor truck) is different to some extent. Here the pattern is "lowered" and may be the same on as well the tarpaulin as on the body. All above patterns have a similar structure but I would like to know if the varieties are typical for each type of vehicle (MWD versus MWR or MW compressor truck) or was it a painter's choice or maybe period dependent? Furthermore, I would like to know how the side steps, petrol tanks, mud flaps, tow rop box and petrol can bracket on a bedford MWD are blackened? Will they be completely black or just what can be viewed from the side, top and/or back? But how then for, for instance, the petrol tank which is half hidden in the tub and half hidden under the vehicle? Summarized, I would like to know how to black painting a MWD with the above as a guide! Thanks, Danny
  2. Thanks MatchFuzee, but these are slightly different. I'm actually looking for original ones! Who can help? Cheers, Danny
  3. Looking for two rear bumper stops for my bedford MW as presented in the pictures below. Thanks, Danny 2.75 x 2 inch
  4. I'm looking for at least three, preferably five, footman loops as presented in the attached picture. The dimension between the two holes (center to center) is typical 6.2 cm to fit the holes in the cab (red arrows) of my bedford mw. Thanks, Danny
  5. Richard, You keep up the courage with such a big project. It looks really good! 👍 Danny
  6. Battery cable protection under cab. Restoration of both doors
  7. OD paint is porous at the surface to give it a matt look. This property is because of the addition of a matting agent such as precipitated silica but only at a dosage of a few percent. Water will certainly not penetrate through the paint layer such that the metal underneath will rust because of the presence of the silica or matting agent. On the contrary, the presence of silica will have a positive effect on corrosion because of its anti corrosion property. Weathering of coating films causes, in particular, a change of the film surface as function of time. Depending on weather conditions and on the resistance of the binders, pigments and fillers used and on the pigment volume concentration, there will be more or less degradation of the coating film surface. In the case of matted exterior coatings, the choice of binders is quite important. Cheers, Danny
  8. Hi Dave, I've got these for sale which may be of interest? Regards, Danny
  9. Location Maastricht, The Netherlands! Cheers, Danny
  10. Thank you guys, much appreciated! Bas & Danny
  11. My son who is 16 years old has started to collect some British WWII webbing. Now he likes to know the difference between the ammo boots with and without the hobnailed soles. And how about the horseshoe toe and heel? Which type of shoes will he need for an infantry display? Are there perhaps some good sites or forums on the internet? Many thanks, on behalf of my son Bas
  12. I wonder if these four bolts are countersunk bolts. They are not listed in the Bedford authorised service parts catalogue. 16 carriage bolts 5/16 Whit. x 1 1/2" are listed for body front reinforcement which is the maximum number of bolts. I found below picture from Andy's bedford which implies that the carriage bolts go through the gutter. If you have a close look you can see the head of the carriage bolt as well as the flat washer on this MW. So at the moment we actually having three suggestions: • 4 countersunk bolts at top of front board (not officially listed) resulting in straight placement of gutter • 4 carriage bolts behind the gutter/no holes through the gutter resulting in a curved placement fit of gutter to some extent • 4 carriage bolts (with or without flat washers) through the gutter resulting in a straigt placement Any suggestions? Thanks, Danny
  13. I wanted to place the gutter in the cab of my bedford MW until I encountered the next bottleneck. It looks like the two upper carriage bolts on the body front board (4 total) hinder the placement of the gutter (see picture below). At least the gutter will not be straight from the left to the right side of the cab by the bolts sticking out, unless I have to unscrew the 4 carriage bolts and drill some holes in the gutter and then return the bolts. What way is correct? Thanks, Danny
  14. Thank you all! Nice pictures indeed! Sufficient evidence to apply a Mickey mouse camouflage pattern on my Bedford MW. Everyone will agree that more pictures are welcome to enjoy! Any chance to discuss about which pattern on a Bedford MWD? Maybe like the pattern on the MWR below? Similar pattern on the MWD below? Thanks, Danny
  15. A friend told me that (late) bedford MW's, and maybe all (late) war time british vehicles, didn't leave the UK during WWII with a mickey mouse camouflage pattern and never had this camouflage pattern. Only vehicles which stayed in the UK during WWII had a Mickey mouse camouflage pattern. What is true about this since I was planning to apply a Mickey mouse camouflage pattern on my bedford MW assuming this is correct for the European theatre during WWII. Thanks, Danny
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