camo for new dragon Sd. Kfz. 250/9 A?

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Joined: June 23rd, 2003, 4:53 pm

July 11th, 2018, 5:57 am #11

That 250/9 B illustrates that while painting wheels with disruptive patterns was undesirable because it made them more visible when rotating, it did happen and there are other examples of it. They obviously didn’t have any kabuki tape to mask the tyres either. More wartime shortages....
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Joined: February 15th, 2005, 1:15 pm

July 11th, 2018, 7:22 am #12

Hi again Dave,
of course You are correct to assume that Olivgrun and Rotbraun can be overpainted to the factory applied Dunkelgelb, as was Ordered.
I suggest You to search for some photographic reference, as precise as You want, from a single Sd.K.fz.250/9 ausf. A to a "generic" field application of German WWII camuflage in 1943-44.
Of course Sd.Kfz.250 Ausf. A exited from production a lot of time before factory camouflage patterns were introduced, so Your options are two, plain dunkelgelb or dunkelgelb with an overpaint of other colors (expected Olivgrun and Rotbraun).
Cheers
Mario
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Joined: May 13th, 2014, 7:06 pm

July 11th, 2018, 1:08 pm #13

Dave-

Yes, you would think that the crews would have spent more time on producing more artistic, esthetically pleasing camo schemes - especially for the benefit of us future modelers!
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Joined: April 20th, 2005, 9:07 pm

July 12th, 2018, 10:17 pm #14

thanks Mario and Robert for the info. Im building the kit now and the roof doesn't quite fit so well to the hull which is a bit disappointing. would have been nice if dml had made a new upper hull so the fit would match better but oh well...time to get out the putty and stop whining...
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