Help support TMP

"Inside of wheel compartments" Topic

5 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.

Back to the WWII Discussion Message Board

Back to the 20mm WWII Message Board

Back to the WWII Aviation Painting Guides Message Board

1,256 hits since 29 May 2012
©1994-2018 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

bridget midget the return29 May 2012 2:26 p.m. PST

Would the inside of the wheel compartment on a Dakota have been repainted to match the underside when repainted to desert or tropical scheme? As illustrated in this link


Or would it have stayed the original factory colour, which was???


Kaoschallenged Inactive Member29 May 2012 2:32 p.m. PST

Zinc Chromate yellow is what I have always used. Robert


johnnytodd29 May 2012 3:07 p.m. PST

Yup, Like he said – zinc chromate

SgtPain Inactive Member29 May 2012 7:29 p.m. PST

Why paint anything you can't see once the landing gear is retracted and doors close?!? Ground crews would have too much real work to do during wartime, instead of wasting time painting the interior of a wheel well. I would paint it factory zinc chromate color.

I suspect the wheel wells on that c-47 were painted for cosmetic reason and weather protection.

bridget midget the return30 May 2012 7:15 a.m. PST

C-47 wheel wells are still partially exposed when the landing gear is retracted as they do not have doors that close over them.

Thanks for the links above, very informative. Think I'll be going with yellow then.

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.