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  1. Similarly, when I stripped my RE WD/L which had been hand painted black. Inside all the covers (primary, brakes, headlamp etc) was the original Khaki Green. I surprised myself how well I managed to match it, but with no written recipe to follow in the future, as it was done by adding this, that and the other. On the other hand, much the same as today, the paint must have come from different suppliers with differences in the shades.......At one point when trying to match the paint on one of my bikes, I had five tins of Olive Drab from different suppliers and not two of them were the same
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  2. Hi, I have had a very good sample of SCC No.2 Brown matched from a part of a vehicle which was inside the hull and covered all its life. This was matched by the paint manufacturer that Warpaint use and it is now on their records as "Farrant Brown". I know a few other forum members have used it as well. I use semi-matt as it is more durable and once cured it dulls down after a short period and much better that matt. regards, Richard
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  3. Thanks gents! The job is no way perfect but a vast improvement, it was in a bit of a mess before hand, I am glad I have tackled the job, I just need to have the barrel bored out now then it can be fitted!
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  4. Unfortunately there is no BS or RAL number for KG3. I mix my own by sight. But someone came up with this chart for mixing British colours from RAL numbers. I've never tried any of them myself though. Ron
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  5. I have given it a good go, in the end after buying an expensive brazing touch I ended up welding the repairs, heating both the barrel and new section of metal both before and after. A few imperfections but pretty solid 🤞........time will tell but never again!
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  6. Very rare ex-Auxiliary Fire Service RL petrol carrier - there were something like 15 made (a mixture of Bedford RL and Commer Q4 vehicles) and I'm aware of 3 still remaining (2 Bedfords). New in 1965 (C reg) this one had a working life after the AFS and was one of a number of AFS vehicles that were used by Clywd Fire Brigade, in this case as a foam carrier with tail lift fitted, so it's been lucky in that it has spent most of its life under cover and has escaped lots of the rot that RLs often suffer from. It has been stored under cover in the East Midlands for the last 10 years and has been on
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  7. I have updated my ww1 photo book and it is now in colour. The photos are taken from my ww1 negatives and i used AI software to add the colour and a lot of work to make them look good. There are some old post cards i have made in colour, as well and some German air recon photos.Keith
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  8. I humbly suggest that anyone that makes their own tank from scratch deserves the rank of Field Marshal, at the very least.
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  9. Morning Rick, Patience was a virgin, or that's what I tell my wife. Sometimes I wonder if I should just put it together, paint it and get it running but I know that if I do that and put the finishing parts on the to do they won't get done. Finishing all these little time consuming bits is a million times easier with the chassis and upper hull apart than having to keep climbing in and out. No, it's just got to be done I am afraid. The good news is that I have made a drawing of the drive sprockets, so I can get that off for some quotes. I have never been to the YWE but
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  10. I have never been to that event but I will make sure I go if your Panzer is in attendance. To echo what has been said many times before, most people would have been satisfied with a vehicle that runs, drives and fairly closely resembles a Panzer. You, on the other hand, have painstakingly researched and created a stunningly accurate replica. I salute you, Field Marshal Morris.
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