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AFV Painting & Weathering
Answers to questions about the right paint scheme or tips for the right effect.
correct color for C-15 frame and engine
chuckster
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Missouri, United States
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Posted: Sunday, September 09, 2018 - 02:05 PM UTC
I'm building an IBG C15A Chevrolet truck. Do I paint the underframe black, or the color of the body of the vehicle. Also, what color do I paint the engine block? Does this apply for other WW2 softskins as well?
18Bravo
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Posted: Sunday, September 09, 2018 - 03:23 PM UTC
All Chevy engines at that time were dark gray. Frame was the same color as the body. Can't speak to all softskins.
chuckster
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Posted: Sunday, September 09, 2018 - 03:42 PM UTC

That's really useful. I especially like the comment about the Chevy engines. I'll keep that in mind.