Friday, July 03, 2015 - 03:19 PM UTC
Hataka Hobby have sent us details of their latest set in their fast-expanding range of popular acrylic paints. The pack contains 6 x17ml bottles of British Army colours for European operations in WW2.
During WW2 British Army vehicles in Europe were painted according to Army Council Instructions and Military Training Pamphlets. Generally two-greens camo (G4 over G3) and then two-browns camo (S.C.C. 1A over S.C.C. 2, result of shortage of ingredients used for green colours) were most commonly used from 1939 till 1943. In October 1943 a blue-black colour (S.C.C. 14) was approved as a main shade over S.C.C. 2. From April 1944 S.C.C. 15 became the last war-period base colour of British AFV.
HTK-AS22 contains all of the above mentioned colours, providing for the first time comprehensive and reliable range of colours for British AFV modellers.
The set contains:
HTK-A064 - Khaki Green No. 3 (G3) - No. 3 B.S.381-1939. Also known as "Service Colour". Base colour of British AFV between 1939-41. Also overall colour of some vehicles
HTK-A075 - Dark Green No. 4 (G4) - No. 4 B.S.381-1939. Used as a darker shade in disruptive patterns of British AFV between 1939-41
HTK-A076 - S.C.C. No. 2 Khaki Brown - No. 2 B.S.987C-1942. Also known as "Service Drab". Base Colour of British AFV between 1941-44 (occasionally seen till 1945)
HTK-A077 - S.C.C. No. 1A Dark Brown - No. 1A B.S.987C-1942. Used as a darker shade in disruptive patterns between 1941-43 (incl. "Mickey Mouse" pattern)
HTK-A110 - S.C.C. No. 15 Olive Drab - No. 15 B.S.987C-1942. Base colour of British AFV in Europe from April 1944 till end of WW2
HTK-A041 - Night Black - S.C.C. No. 14. Used as a darker shade in disruptive patterns between 1943-45 (firstly over S.C.C. No. 2, then S.C.C. No. 15)
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