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alan L29 Aug 2019 3:16 p.m. PST

I know that, when there was a change from wooden to steel trails, the colouring of artillery changed from grey to a yellowish finish. I will be painting up my artillery for the NW Frontier in the yellow tone, despite the several pictures on the web of restored pieces showing them grey.

My question is, for either period, were the wooden spokes of the wheels painted in a matching colour or were they plain wood?

EDIT I have now ascertained from a book on the Second Boer War that wooden parts were also coloured the same as the steel. Any suggestions on a suitable Vallejo colour for the yellow-khaki paint?

Lion in the Stars30 Aug 2019 1:06 p.m. PST

It's probably Yellow Ochre, though you really want Vallejo Model Color Green Ochre. Dunno why VMC Green Ochre is so yellow.

alan L31 Aug 2019 11:09 a.m. PST


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