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canadian staghound mk.iii paint
timeslip
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Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 04:45 PM UTC
Hi All, I am torn on what color the Canadian Staghound mk.iii is. The color call outs on the instructions call for mm med. green, is that correct?
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Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 10:27 PM UTC
Staghounds were built in the US. They left the production line in standard US Olive Drab basecoats.

Nevertheless, in Apr '44 the British adopted their own version of OD (SCC15) to avoid repainting US sourced vehicles which by this time vastly outnumbered British/Commonwealth sourced ones.

The SCC15 was very similar, although not completely identical to the OD used by US. Vehicles after maintenance therefore would be painted, partially or in full, in SCC15.

Since Mk.IIIs were built in Britain based on existing variants using surplus Crusader Mk.III turrets, they were painted in SCC15.



timeslip
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Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 04:15 AM UTC
Awesome! Thanks. Off to the paint booth. ;-)
George
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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 - 09:09 AM UTC
Well base coat is down. Went with an OD. It still needs a lot of weathering wear. But it's a start.
https://gallery3.kitmaker.net/showphoto.php/photo/476792/ppuser/45758