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was there a WD standard paint for lorries in the first world war?

 

if so does anyone have a more moden code for it.

 

my background working with those very un-british black sinking things, we still have certain items that are based on WW1 naval requirments, including suppling a bag of wooden pegs to plug any holes amongst others - anyway even back pre WW1 the Navy had standards for most things, and if not to standard then not allowed.

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Not a standard WW1 paint, but it should look like something on our Dennis restoration. You might have come across this already, but here is the link:

 

http://hmvf.co.uk/forumvb/showthread.php?t=429

 

We have a photo somewhere of soldiers mixing paint on the Western front. They are mixing it in a wooden barrell and using a shovel to add the ingredients.

 

Anyway, we match our paint to an original shade that survived on a Thorny J. We get it from Craftsmaster paints who can be contacted at

 

http://www.craftmasterpaints.co.uk

 

email zita@craftmasterpaints.co.uk

 

Paint reference 2228 - Raddle Brown

 

We us a satin finish.

 

Dont forget to use a really good primer and undercoat. Craftsmaster can probably advise.

 

When are you going to get stuck into your Daimler then?

 

Tim (too)

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some time soon, at the moment the Daimler is hidden under the rest of this winters hay, and some bags of sheep feed, the sheep live under it and a cat has moved in on top.

 

I'll try and take some pictures over the weekend, might even move the hay and find the Crossley engine thats on a pallet on the back.

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some time soon, at the moment the Daimler is hidden under the rest of this winters hay, and some bags of sheep feed, the sheep live under it and a cat has moved in on top.

 

 

Tell Bitzer to hide the keys from Shaun and Timmy, they may be tempted to try starting the Daimler...

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