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Trumpeter 1/35 Challenger 2
ancientmariner
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Posted: Monday, September 04, 2017 - 12:44 AM UTC
Just got the Trumpeter Challenger 2. What is the correct desert colour for this model. When googling,there are various opinions as to the correct desert colour. Thanks
Martin
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Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017 - 09:58 AM UTC
Which Trumpeter kit did you get? The 01522 Enhanced Armor kit, or the 00323 Op Telic kit?
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Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 09:08 PM UTC
Sorry for the delayed reply. The kit is the Op Telic version.
Martin
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Posted: Monday, June 03, 2019 - 12:35 AM UTC

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Sorry for the delayed reply. The kit is the Op Telic version.
Martin



Thanks, Martin. Just saw your reply. When I get home from work tonight, Iíll look up the info I have for you. This British Ďsandí color is another of those colors that seem to be a real challenge to get right, but I know Iíve got a mixture of colors that seems, to my eyes at least, to match what Iíve seen in photos, which themselves have a great variety in tones.

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Posted: Monday, June 03, 2019 - 03:24 AM UTC
Hi Martin,

I'm going to be doing the Husky TSV and the FV432 Bulldog sometime in the future. I have bought AK's RC093 which to my eye is a good macth for British Desert Sand. Also having seen a Husky TSV model recently painted in Mission Models paint I'd say that was a very good match also. MMP-039 British Sand Yellow Modern.
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Posted: Tuesday, June 04, 2019 - 06:29 PM UTC
AK Interactive makes a "British Sand Yellow" AK726. In their Iraq/ Afghan set.
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Posted: Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 12:05 AM UTC
Hi,
I used Vallejo 71.028 sand yellow for my Husky,which is my work in progress at the moment.
Martin
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Posted: Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 01:59 PM UTC

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Just got the Trumpeter Challenger 2. What is the correct desert colour for this model. When googling,there are various opinions as to the correct desert colour. Thanks
Martin


G'day Martin
I've spent A LOT of hours researching this very topic myself, here & also on ML. The info I found suggested that, whilst the MoD declared the colour as Light Stone, there were 2 different tones of that colour across Ops Granby & Telic. OP Granby more closely resembled the WW2 Light Stone whilst Op Telic Light Stone took on more of a yellow tone.
Op Granby is notionally matched to FS30279 whilst Op Telic is notionally matched to FS30260.
FWIW this is the Tamiya/Humbrol mix for Telic vehicles, courtesy of this site:
3: XF60/Hu83
1: XF03/Hu99

HTH