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  1. Steben

    Why?

    https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/london-is-still-paying-rent-to-the-queen-on-a-property-leased-in-1211 This fits this thread well. It summarises exactly what continentals find weird in British culture.
  2. Steben

    Why?

    Couldn't resist to answer: it does not state "man"less, two lesser civilians suffice.
  3. I'ld say 5000 is closer. 5010 is too saturated. Mixing a little of 5010 to 5000 will get you pretty close in the right direction. But now to find that in model paints ... nah Revell does have 5000, but not 5010 (although it is a very classic industrial colour). They do have 5005 which is almost identical.
  4. I agree on most. the classic RAL colours are pretty off. MAP colours are flat, RAL fan colours satin (or gloss). Not always a very good match. Mixing with flat RAL paints is a good check and sometimes the first idea needs correction.
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    Tamiya AMX-13

    Not an expert, but I think the amx-13 was used over enough large a life span to have different themes possible
  6. Or full khaki down to hull line like a spitfire
  7. Original 47mm ammo container. Slightly faded of course
  8. this is how I want it: in khaki upper camo. Such a nice machine in the "what if we had this against the Germans?"
  9. Two times khaki in different light.
  10. Revell 46 + Humbrol 155..... I have those. Might give it a mix to check the colour
  11. I might be interested, I can throw that Renard R36 in. But will it still be unbuilt till then?
  12. http://www.abbl1940.be/FIETSEN/De AB 39.htm One should check this one out. It is written in Dutch.... ask info if you like. It is a AB39 general issue bike of the Belgian army. With the war starting soon, this was not fully implemented. It is an original item with original "glossy" khaki (bikes had to be glossy). Original Fresh airplanes would have had easily this colour as well. As any OD style colour, pictures show different hues.... But it is a fairly "lighter" brownish olive drab compared to most dark greens that are used. Somewhere between olive drab and field drab. One sees this colour very often (but flatter) on helmets and tins of the era. http://www.abbl1940.be/FIETSEN/AB 39/AB 39_rechts.jpg Once can notice the dark look on the B/W picture. Just as the airplanes look dark.
  13. I feel a bit saddened I did not notice this thread earlier. 1940 Belgian air force Gorgeous family picture! Well done.
  14. Credits to mr Rudi Vander Linden for this SV-10 (rare airplane) 1934 in "khaki". Gunze H421 (RLM81) was used.
  15. Man, I love small scale! beautiful!
  16. Fantastic work. Remembering the work this 1942 tank has done in Korea is a true ode.
  17. I'ld love to see some more interbellum belgian stuff in 1/72. T13, T15, ... And the proto Renard fighters of course, which are however made in resin by FSC Dujin. I have an R36. Retrokit has some fun stuff though, and the subject has a small market anyway...
  18. Hi guys, I just tested Dark Green and Dark Earth for the first time next to the swatches in British Aviation Colours ww2 vol 3 (1976). No spectrometer yet though... old school These are AQUA acryl paints. DARK GREEN halogen lamp (warm white, color rendering 95%) TL lamp (cold white, color rendering 85%) With bare eyes in different light I'ld conclude - the brightness is ok albeit a bit too dark - saturation a tad higher - hue a tad too green. Quite ok for modeling if filters and shades are used. On par with Vallejo 70.888 usability. DARK EARTH halogen lamp (warm white, color rendering 95%) TL lamp (cold white, color rendering 85%) With bare eyes in different light I'ld conclude - the brightness is just a bit too dark - saturation too high - hue quite ok. Both are very flat which means very on level with the swatches. The Dark Green is slightly more forgiving than the Dark Earth. Quite predictable given the reddish character of Dark Earth and red ratios are very finicky.
  19. O yes, sure. I ment the other way around: benelux 1940 is a part of this.
  20. Now wait a minute, isn't this close to Benelux 1940?
  21. I have a Revell 1/144 Me262 around. Sluggish, but can do.
  22. Applies to pictures of the real thing as well So you did quite well.
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