Favourite British Army Uniform Colours ca. 1969

Chillidragon
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22 Feb 2018 00:44 #1

I'm going a bit frantic with this one, as I lack any reliable colour data. What colours are people using for the following?

Pixie Suits
Tankers' overalls (non RTR)
Shirt and Trousers

The latter two particularly, for various vehicles in 1/76.

Preferred brands: Humbrol, Pheonix Precision or Revell enamels; Humbrol, Revell, Vallejo or Tamiya acrylics. Any combination. These are the easiest (all except PP in walking distance) for me to obtain.
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Olde Farte
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22 Feb 2018 11:08 #2

Aren't Pixie suits green and red with red hats.
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22 Feb 2018 17:33 #3

sorry, wasnt a pongo :whistle
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mac1677
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22 Feb 2018 18:00 #4

beowulf wrote:sorry, wasnt a pongo :whistle
I was, 24 years :ninja:

Hi mate,
Pixie Suits - No idea what this is...never heard of it before.
Tankers' overalls (non RTR) - Non RTR coveralls were olive in colour up until the introduction of the AFV crew romper suits which were initially DPM and desert DPM and are now MTP.
Shirt and Trousers - the Army were a multitude of shirt/trouser combination, a bit more of a clue would be great

:grin:
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22 Feb 2018 19:09 #5

Pixie suits - lined overalls.

I am looking at the state of affairs in 1969, so we're talking standard combat trousers, green, and shirts, olive or khaki(?)drab. The figures will form the intrepid crews of a brace of Ferrets and a pair of Saladins, perhaps on a low-key exercise in shirtsleeves/overalls.

What I'm after is everyone's take on what paints best represent which greens. I have some period stills but I'm unsure how well the colours have been preserved.
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22 Feb 2018 19:37 #6

mac1677 wrote:
beowulf wrote:sorry, wasnt a pongo :whistle
I was, 24 years :ninja:




:rolf :rolf :rolf :rolf
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22 Feb 2018 19:50 #7



:rolf :rolf :rolf :rolf
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22 Feb 2018 20:01 #8

Chillidragon wrote:Pixie suits - lined overalls
Never heard of them mate, and I have been to some cold places :ohmy

As for the uniform, DPM began to enter service around 1966 so they would be wearing that in 1969, and khaki KF shirts (shirt itchy to those who remember them) with black DMS boots and puttys.

What paints to use? Try this for a start.

Base colour of Humbrol 117 Dark green with a little bit of black
Humbrol 83 Ochre for the yellow
Humbrol 170 Brown
Humbrol 33 matt black

Hope this is of some use.
Regards

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22 Feb 2018 20:09 #9

Who's got it right?


Army - officers send the grunts to die

Navy - everyone dies in a metal box

RAF - airmen and women send the officers to die, or come home and drink tea
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22 Feb 2018 20:27 #10

Mark M wrote:Army - officers send the grunts to die

Navy - everyone dies in a metal box

RAF - airmen and women send the officers to die, or come home and drink tea
:rolf :rolf
Regards

Mac

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22 Feb 2018 20:38 #11

mac1677 wrote:
Chillidragon wrote:Pixie suits - lined overalls
Never heard of them mate, and I have been to some cold places :ohmy

As for the uniform, DPM began to enter service around 1966 so they would be wearing that in 1969, and khaki KF shirts (shirt itchy to those who remember them) with black DMS boots and puttys.

What paints to use? Try this for a start.

Base colour of Humbrol 117 Dark green with a little bit of black
Humbrol 83 Ochre for the yellow
Humbrol 170 Brown
Humbrol 33 matt black

Hope this is of some use.
We had KF shirts in Cadets in the 80s Itchy as bugger
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Olde Farte
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23 Feb 2018 09:34 #12

I wish I knew WTF you people are talking about. :rolf

Pixie suits are still red and green with a floppy hat, at least they were when I was a kid.
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Chillidragon
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23 Feb 2018 10:47 #13

Olde Farte wrote:I wish I knew WTF you people are talking about. :rolf

Pixie suits are still red and green with a floppy hat, at least they were when I was a kid.
I suppose they would be if I were modelling a Paras Hornet crew...

Have a look at Milicast, FIG017. There must be an official name for the things, but I've yet to come across it.
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23 Feb 2018 11:45 #14

Hmm, I have a better idea now, thanks.
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24 Feb 2018 10:19 #15

Mark M wrote:Who's got it right?


Army - officers send the grunts to die

Navy - everyone dies in a metal box

RAF - airmen and women send the officers to die, or come home and drink tea
Fly Navy,
Sail Army,
Walk Sideways.

(1980s Car rear window sticker)
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