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  1. Old pro

    NATO Green Paint

    Maybe but still in 87-89 there were distinct differences in army and RAF vehicles on the same camp, that said, the RAF probably had better painting services than the Army which could account for tonal differences can’t say how many times we had to use gloss paint and try to get rid of the sheen only to add it again for inspections, kerosene and oil anyone?
  2. Old pro

    NATO Green Paint

    That being said RAF green is not the same as Army green, all RAF vehicles around wildenrath in the 80s were distinctly a different shade and finish to Army vehicles on the same camp.
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    NATO Green Paint

    I wouldn’t get too hung up on the exact colour match, as had been said many times before, method of application and thinning produced a staggering amount of tonal variations from one tin, especially for the 80s time period.
  4. https://thinkdefence.wordpress.com/british-army-medium-weight-capability/the-eighties/ https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=cvrt+falklands+scorpion+scimitar&client=safari&hl=en-gb&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjD5av1m8flAhWIgVwKHWuQBQMQ_AUIESgB&biw=1100&bih=1039 although the second link shows a lot of vehicles not in the Falklands it should be pretty easy to work out which ones are
  5. Maybe but you didn’t have to carry a 5.56 pencil for the ranges
  6. https://www.militaryimages.net/media/british-troops-at-the-globe-hotel-falklands-war-1982.98532/ you will find a few colour images here
  7. They would have been pretty much clean vehicles, there was no extensive training before hand as was quoted at the time, everything was put together over a weekend when pretty everywhere was shut so there were no pre deployment exercises like there are today, the only training undertaken was during the stop off at the Ascension Island which mostly consisted of range practice for the scimitars and scorpions, that said once in theatre the vehicles quickly became dirty due to the boggy terrain.
  8. Not all were black and green, there are a lot of photos of just plain green vehicles, bearing in mind that most of these had come from the Household division and not BAOR units, memory is not what it was but certainly not all were camouflaged
  9. I think the consensus is that the Trumpeter kits are the better, I have the xact kit which is good but has a few errors in it, despite some claims, the RPG kit is not the same, but I stand to be corrected
  10. Actually these are BRDM 2 with the turret covered, the Konkurs A/T vehicles can be seen behind as evident by the front right hatch mounted sight, the Tanks are A T 55A and a modernised T 55 as seen by the two different loaders hatch, the T 55 never got the B the last vehicle is a BTR 60PU command post version.
  11. Tracks & troops is a source for the barrel from ( still wrongly titled as 35mm), Hauler seem to have taken over the Extratech range of PE, wouldn't worry about CMSC as both Revell and Trumpeter do the up armoured versions better, other than that, they might pop up on eBay from time to time.
  12. Aftermarket is hard to come by these days, schatton do a turned barrel ( wrongly listed as 35mm) Eduard and Extratech made PE sets that don't seem to be in production anymore with the Eduard being the better, CMSC are no longer in business and OKB no longer do the bar armour. Black dog do make a stowage set for the warrior and Cromwell makes two conversions into the MRRV and MRV
  13. Oops not TS-10 but TS-3, don't know if the numbers have changed or my memory, probably the latter
  14. For the colour, White ensign Models did a gulf war light stone, or Tamiya TS-10 are both good matches, a close match that can be adjusted is Tamiya Desrt yellow, I forget the XF number, the latter is acrylic, with the other two being enamels. hope this helps.
  15. Might help a bit https://www.onthewaymodels.com/articles/SBarnes_A_Better_Warrior.htm
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