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Steve 82

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    Kidderminster, UK
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    Restoring and operating early NATO (German) Radio Vehicles
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    Civil Engineer

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  1. Hi Rick, The quick answer is - no, I do not have the code details - as mentioned I provided a swatch to `Warpaint` for copying. The level of sheen is Matt. The slightly longer answer - From my limited research of the colour as applied to the VW82, the only conclusion I have been able to draw is the apparent variety of shade applied at the factory through the war ! There was indeed a RAL code (RAL 7025 I think ?) but, since the wartime military colours were changed after the war, we cannot provide that to the paint mixer either. For what its worth, my subjective comparis
  2. Finally plummed for Warpaint. Provided them with a sample of late war Dunkelgelb and they came-up-trumps - even down to the level of matting agent. I will certainly be using them for future resprays of my collection and, would not hesitate to recommend them. Thanks for all comments, Cheers Steve
  3. Hi, We are looking for a Bedford 4T with a command body and, Unimog U600L to support a BAOR / RAF - themed display at next years Cosford Airshow. Does anyone local (West Mids) own either of these and would like to take take part in what promises to be a cracking living history display at next June`s airshow ? The vehicles would need to be in British Army colours as would have been applied in BAOR (i.e. either NATO green or NATO green / black cammo). I believe someone on HMVF offered to support for the 2013 airshow but, we have been unable to find their details. Perhaps ot
  4. Hi, We are looking for a Unimog U600L to support a BAOR / RAF - themed display at next years Cosford Airshow. Does anyone local (West Mids) own one of these and would like to take take part in what promises to be a cracking living history display at next June`s airshow ? The vehicle would need to be in British Army colours as would have been applied in BAOR (i.e. either NATO green or NATO green / black cammo). I believe someone on HMVF offered to support for the 2013 airshow but, we have been unable to find their details. Perhaps other forum members could help put me in t
  5. Hi All, I was only able to come for a couple of days but, the return of the `Beltring` atmosphere - whilst less than before, was noticeable. So many good aspects outweighed the bad - which have already been discussed elsewhere. So, in order to try and not replicate pics of vehicles covered elsewhere in this thread, here are a few of my images. Cheers, Steve 82
  6. You are welcome ! Unable to make the full weekend this year, but enjoyed the Saturday immensely Will post some pics soon (this site is not very user-friendly for posting bulk pics !) Cheers, Steve
  7. Hi Larry, My message is a general statement under the overall heading of this thread - i.e. W&P 2017. It did not relate to your mail or or any others in the thread. Apologies for any confusion Your message was indeed very practical and well-meaning - an aspect those attending the show from the Europe should make themselves aware of. I still stand by my observations of previous shows. Cheers Steve 82
  8. All, I really miss the build-up / anticipation of previous W&P`s. The banter for weeks before hand, early set-ups a couple of weeks before the show (and associated pikey visits), live reporting of the set-up - oh and almost forgot, the show itself ! However, the endless bickering and `slagging-off` here and elsewhere over the past few years has been unfortunate. There always was an element of belly-aching (which is human nature !) but, am convinced it has itself contributed to some of the demise in recent times. I just hope we can start to build again and, use the original site
  9. Hi all, Has anyone in the UK (or elsewhere) used the company `War-paint` for Wehrmacht colours - and in particular Dunkelgelb ? I have heard no feedback on its success and, since I am uncertain which period their paint reflects (the shade differed throughout the War), then I would appreciate any feedback. Regards Steve 82
  10. `I just can't think of what the truck is , something from the 1970's methinks , fibre-glass based on VW Beetle floorpan ?` Sorry to dissapoint, but the vehicle is VW181. Over 50,000 were produced between 1969 and 1982 for certain NATO armies and, sold in lesser quantities on the civilian market in several countries. Utilising none of the WW2 panels, the build quality of the VW181 was a big improvement over the original Kubel (VW82). Incidentally, the car was based on a VW Carman Ghia floor-pan, with a beefed-up suspension. The car in the pic looks in reasonable condition with only min
  11. Great to see this thread developing into a more balanced discussion - especially given the endless rumours/second-hand stories circulated before the event. From our perspective (myself and the family), we really enjoyed the show this year. The improvements in booking-in formalities, facilities management (toilets / showers / dust suppression / site bus / catering etc) were most welcome which, coupled with the chilled atmosphere made for a great environment to meet our many existing (and some new) UK and European friends. Without repeating the issues already raised, I just wanted to rei
  12. Greeting from Kidderminster ! Firstly, a big congratulations to Emma, Amy and the team for taking-on and further developing the show. Am sure Bob and Shirley James would have been really pleased with the way in which they are carrying the event forward. We certainly are. Despite the wet weather during the preceding days, the weekend – for the most part turned out well – not least because of the weather, but also the quality and extent of displays, activities and, public attendance (car park seemed quite full on both days !). As usual, we formed part of the VMARS display, and ope
  13. Hi Simon, The show is most definitely going ahead ! Just preparing for our VMARS groups display of (mostly) vehicle-mounted ex-NATO comms kit. Not been down the site for a couple months, but will post some images when I am there over the coming week. Looking forward to attending - all we need now is the weather........ Cheers, Steve 82
  14. Sean, The problem I have is getting accurate colours made-up. With two exceptions (a few years back) where I had paint successfully matched to un-weathered surfaces on the inside of a couple of ex-NATO vehicles, the following 6-times met with significant variation. The colour used - RAL 6014 (dark olive) was a standard colour through the 60/70/80`s on German vehicles and equipment and, variations in level of matting aside, incorrect colours (presumably through pigment variation) are frustratingly easy to spot ! I realise that some veriability is inevitable but, was hoping
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