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pushing tin03 Nov 2014 12:22 p.m. PST

Can anyone advise on what colour to use for BEF artillery?

Thanks

JARROVIAN Supporting Member of TMP03 Nov 2014 12:25 p.m. PST

Which war?

pushing tin03 Nov 2014 12:35 p.m. PST

WW1, 1914

JARROVIAN Supporting Member of TMP03 Nov 2014 1:17 p.m. PST

check out google images for the 'Nery Gun'. It's difficult to correctly identify the shade of green from photographs, but it should give you a start.

monk2002uk03 Nov 2014 5:01 p.m. PST

It is likely that the 'Nèry' gun/s and many 18 pounders went to war with the pre-war blue-grey colour. The 60 pounders were bronze green, which became the go-to colour for the field guns until camouflage became widely used.

Robert

pushing tin04 Nov 2014 6:27 a.m. PST

Thanks,

I had originally assumed bronze green but then read somewhere about pre-war blue grey and wondered whether this would be more appropriate. I assume you could get away with either, and bronze green takes over more into 1915 on the western front ?

Martin Rapier05 Nov 2014 12:20 a.m. PST

I think it is a bit like the colour of tanks later in the war, people expect them to be green, even if they weren't irl. Doing them grey would certainly be a talking point on the table top, but all my BEF artillery is green so I can use it for the whole war.

pushing tin05 Nov 2014 3:49 a.m. PST

That is true, painting them green gives them greater longevity, but as I am working in 6mm it might not be that bigger job to repaint them for later in the war or even just get in some more from 1916 onwards.

I suspect I'll end up doing a mixture so they can at least conceivably be used throughout 1915 without stretching credulity too much and before helmeted crews become widespread.

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