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Australian APC (M113) colour - Vietnam
willow
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Posted: Saturday, November 09, 2013 - 12:28 AM UTC
Greetings:

What was the outside colour of the M113's (APCs) used in Vietnam by the Australians. The olive drab the Australians used was a lot lighter than the US olive drab counterpart; it also was matt rather than semi gloss.

Does anyone know the correct colour to purchase ?

Thanks, WilloW
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Posted: Saturday, November 09, 2013 - 12:35 AM UTC
It is called Non-specular Olive Drab Green and is available from Mouse House Enterprises out of your own Australia.

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Posted: Saturday, November 09, 2013 - 03:03 AM UTC
it's called lustreless olive drab. available from mouse house or white ensign
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Posted: Saturday, November 09, 2013 - 10:03 AM UTC
Thanks for this - I have not heard of these two companies.

I also note that BNA Modelling sells the white ensign paints http://bit.ly/HOYTOg

Pity the paints are enamels as I like to work with acrylics; but, as there is nothing much else that fits the task (unless you colour match using AK Interactive or similar),I guess I'll be pumping enamels through my airbrush

Thank you again. This forum is mine of information. Cheers, WilloW
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Posted: Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 02:36 AM UTC
One thing to note, early on in the Vietnam conflict, the Australian M113A1's were US OD. It wasn't till later on that the cars were painted Australian Lusterless OD.


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Posted: Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 07:26 AM UTC

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Thanks for this - I have not heard of these two companies.

I also note that BNA Modelling sells the white ensign paints http://bit.ly/HOYTOg

Pity the paints are enamels as I like to work with acrylics; but, as there is nothing much else that fits the task (unless you colour match using AK Interactive or similar),I guess I'll be pumping enamels through my airbrush




Thank you again. This forum is mine of information. Cheers, WilloW



Iian, I've found that life color faded olive drab is a pretty good match if your after an acrylic.
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Posted: Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 09:41 AM UTC

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Thanks for this - I have not heard of these two companies.

I also note that BNA Modelling sells the white ensign paints http://bit.ly/HOYTOg

Pity the paints are enamels as I like to work with acrylics; but, as there is nothing much else that fits the task (unless you colour match using AK Interactive or similar),I guess I'll be pumping enamels through my airbrush




Thank you again. This forum is mine of information. Cheers, WilloW



I've found that life color faded olive drab is a pretty good match if your after an acrylic.



Thanks for your replies. yes I also noted Lifecolor as a possible match. I'll go with enamel and see how it goes if only because it's the correct colour - it's been a long time since I painted with enamel (bathroom excluded). I can use acrylics for weathering and everything else but the green coat Best, WilloW
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Posted: Monday, November 11, 2013 - 04:00 AM UTC
The enamels certainly stick better, and smell nice too!