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"Could Cromwells have Mickey Mouse camo?" Topic


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Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP16 Jul 2017 11:48 a.m. PST

I have some in boring Green. Want to spice them up a bit.

Personal logo Cardinal Hawkwood Supporting Member of TMP16 Jul 2017 12:58 p.m. PST

I can't remember seeing one.They are a bit more olive rather than green. I have seen a picture of one with a BSA motorcyle strapped to the turret, that is pretty "colourful".

LtJBSz Supporting Member of TMP16 Jul 2017 3:34 p.m. PST

Micky Mouse was pretty much soft skins, not tanks.

Personal logo Cardinal Hawkwood Supporting Member of TMP16 Jul 2017 5:38 p.m. PST

nets and foliage, scrim, all helps.

Personal logo Patrick R Supporting Member of TMP17 Jul 2017 4:35 p.m. PST

Try SCC2, it's the official vehicle colour for British tanks 1942-1944 or the British version of Olive Drab, used after 1944.

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That or add some stowage elements, like tracks, crates and a bicycle, that usually helps making a tank look more "interesting"

Personal logo Cardinal Hawkwood Supporting Member of TMP17 Jul 2017 9:09 p.m. PST

or just use Tamiya XF 62

Vigilant20 Jul 2017 10:22 a.m. PST

+1 for Patrick R. I've read about 1 which had an arm chair on the back. Currently reading a book by a Cromwell Troop leader, he talks about their bedding all being strapped to the side of the tank. He also says that he cannot remember a time when his head wasn't out of the turret except for mortar and artillery attacks. This reflects similar books I've read by other British tankers from the Normandy landings onwards.

King Monkey21 Jul 2017 6:38 a.m. PST

There are photographs of 1st RTR Cromwells in Hamburg at the end of the war with what appears to be broad dark grey or black patches/stripes similar to British cold war tanks.

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