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John the OFM21 Sep 2020 6:15 a.m. PST

Well, were they?
I have a game coming up and I'm wondering if they need fresh makeup.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP21 Sep 2020 6:30 a.m. PST

Certainly some were. If you google "honey tank images" you'll turn up at least five contemporary black and white photos where the Caunter scheme is clearly visible.

That said, do you really want to paint them one way for the relief of Tobruck and another way for Alamein?--or keep two sets? For myself, if I paint a tank in a scheme it used in that war and theater, I consider that I'm done. I'd say pick a scheme which is historical and pleases you, and leave it at that.

John the OFM21 Sep 2020 6:51 a.m. PST

I'm certainly on record saying that I do not want to have to paint the 23rd Royal Welch Fusiliers in the 3, possibly 4 different uniforms they wore during the AWI.
So, one colour scheme for my Honeys is sufficient. However, they're beat up and chipped. If I'm going to touch up the paint job…

mad monkey 121 Sep 2020 7:13 a.m. PST
Frederick Supporting Member of TMP21 Sep 2020 8:30 a.m. PST

Pretty sure some were


Some photographic evidence!


Eumelus Supporting Member of TMP21 Sep 2020 9:14 a.m. PST

If you do decide on Caunter, double-check on the colors – any shade of blue is wrong (a post-war museum restoration error that took hold in the modelling community).

svsavory21 Sep 2020 10:02 a.m. PST

I have a few 1/285 Stuarts that I painted many years ago. Some have light blue in their Caunter schemes. I've since read that it's incorrect, but I'm not repainting them!

Martin Rapier21 Sep 2020 9:30 p.m. PST

The Stuarts used in Operation Crusader by 4th Armoured Brigade were all in Caunter. At Gazala and Alamein they all seem to be plain sand.

My Stuarts are all plain sand.

Heedless Horseman22 Sep 2020 5:03 p.m. PST

For the less experienced painters … I never dared to try to paint Caunter. Done well, by the skilled painters, it looks fantastic.
Done poorly, sad, (In extreme close-up!),…but, remember, … STOWAGE IS YOUR FRIEND!

For those like me, with very average skills, Why not give it a try on a 'wreck', or just a 'toy' vehicle in a larger scale'…and, if you like the result, that could open up a very interesting, (and 'PRETTY'! lol!), Early period in the Desert War. :)

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