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Color For Panhard 178?
long_tom
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Illinois, United States
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Posted: Sunday, August 16, 2020 - 09:28 AM UTC
I know there were several green colors for various 1940-era French vehicles. Which color did this vehicle get?
D1GG3R321
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Posted: Friday, September 25, 2020 - 01:20 PM UTC
Iím Iím the process of building the Revell P204(f). I did toy with the idea of a French version, but ultimately couldnít confirm the details enough to be satisfied so went with a German anti-partisan version in a tri-tone Camo pattern in the end.

What I did manage to establish that the French pre battle of France tended to either go with a single green paint job (vert olive Mat) or accent with brown (chestnut) and/or lighter green or oche colours for disruptive Camo patterns. Sometimes Black was used to outline the disruptive patterns. Best info I could find on the base green was that initially a dark olive green pre war, switching to a lighter olive version late 1939 (medium olive?). Various sources described the green as a lighter tone than the British equivalent. I couldnít find any source to give exact paint reference due to lack of official documentation.

As I said, not exactly specific, but may point you in the right direction.