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I'm getting ready to paint my SAS landrover kit in the pink scheme used in Yemen, and im curious how far the pink extended? We're these vehicles overpainted in the field or was this a more systematic application of color?

 

In other words, did the pink extend under the vehicle? Into the footwells? Behind the seats? Into all the nooks and crannies? Or was it a more haphazard overspray on top of dark green paint?

 

 

Thanks in advance.

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here is one of my pictures of the footwell of an original pinky have plenty more if needed .. 

sorry about the link still can’t get the hang of pictures 

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Interesting photos. Stewart, I wonder if the example in the article you linked has been repainted for display purposes? It's interesting to see the bronze green showing up under the flaked paint in the footwell, though. 

Viper, that photo is great. The sandy look of the suspension is something I'll be aiming for with my finish. 

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Pinkie photographed at Hereford about 5 years ago, hidden behind a 110 DPV.  Vehicle appears to have been restored and exterior repainted but note the different and flatter colour under the open bonnet and in the engine bay.  This suggests that the pink was a factory paint job.  The front smoke grenade launchers now appear to be on the wrong sides..........

 

As for the colour, it is said that the pink was adopted based on knowledge from N Africa in WW2.  I have been to the Oman coastal strip a couple of times and it definitely isn't pink there.  Desert Pink Z1 was a locally-produced colour in N Africa, not a codified colour.  So it is unlilkely to be exactly the same colour on Pinkies as they were built in the UK.  Salmon Pink no43 from BS381C isn't far off the under-bonnet colour.

 

As for finding IRR green and black under pink on preserved vehicles, don't forget that the surviving vehicles were mostly/all passed to the TA SAS Regts for use in NWE and repainted in standard green/black.  So most vehicles in preservation that are now in pink will have been green/black at some time in their lives and probably original pink again below that.

 

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On 5/5/2020 at 1:10 PM, Das Abteilung said:

Pinkie photographed at Hereford about 5 years ago, hidden behind a 110 DPV.  Vehicle appears to have been restored and exterior repainted but note the different and flatter colour under the open bonnet and in the engine bay.  This suggests that the pink was a factory paint job.  The front smoke grenade launchers now appear to be on the wrong sides..........

 

As for the colour, it is said that the pink was adopted based on knowledge from N Africa in WW2.  I have been to the Oman coastal strip a couple of times and it definitely isn't pink there.  Desert Pink Z1 was a locally-produced colour in N Africa, not a codified colour.  So it is unlilkely to be exactly the same colour on Pinkies as they were built in the UK.  Salmon Pink no43 from BS381C isn't far off the under-bonnet colour.

 

As for finding IRR green and black under pink on preserved vehicles, don't forget that the surviving vehicles were mostly/all passed to the TA SAS Regts for use in NWE and repainted in standard green/black.  So most vehicles in preservation that are now in pink will have been green/black at some time in their lives and probably original pink again below that.spacer.png

Fantastic info. Thanks muchly, for it.

13 hours ago, Fat fingers said:

Not sure how to link it, but there is some nice coloured film of pinkies in Yemen in the 70's on you tube, which I  used as reference when I painted mine.

I think you just cut and paste the URL address. But I'll go have a poke around YouTube, meanwhile.

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