Firefly Vc colors

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Firefly Vc colors

Joined: March 2nd, 2005, 12:02 am

February 10th, 2012, 5:31 pm #1

Looking for a good color for the Firefly.I tried Old Tamiya Dk Green XF-61 it looks a little dark.Any other matches out there?Thanks.
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Joined: February 22nd, 2001, 4:07 am

February 10th, 2012, 6:02 pm #2

The tanks left the factory painted US olive drab. (my favorite formulation is Tamiya acrylic cut with some dark yellow). If a major overhaul was done, they could be painted SCC15, the British equivalent of US olive drab. Supposedly, when faded, they tended to have a more greenish tint than normally faded US olive drab.

Definitely not XF-61 Dark Green.

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Joined: March 23rd, 2009, 11:38 pm

February 10th, 2012, 7:20 pm #3

"If a major overhaul was done".

What, like fitting a 17pdr?
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Joined: April 28th, 2005, 2:06 pm

February 10th, 2012, 7:25 pm #4

What, like fitting a 17pdr? Yes plus others like blanking the lap gun, adding armoured radio box and extra rear stowage bin. Was a loaders hatch added too? I cannot recall at the moment.
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Joined: March 23rd, 2009, 11:38 pm

February 10th, 2012, 7:47 pm #5

The point I was trying to make was that a Firefly would almost certainly have been repainted due to the rework Mike. I think I need to work more on my witty replies.
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February 10th, 2012, 9:04 pm #6

it was loud and clear on this end and made me chuckle.



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Joined: September 11th, 2004, 1:52 am

February 10th, 2012, 9:47 pm #7

Looking for a good color for the Firefly.I tried Old Tamiya Dk Green XF-61 it looks a little dark.Any other matches out there?Thanks.
This is a very good question. In the specific case of Fireflyes the repainting with SCC15 was extended to the interior of bogies, behind the air filters and places like that, or was only superficial, leaving a glimpse of the original olive drab here and there?
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Joined: March 2nd, 2005, 12:02 am

February 10th, 2012, 10:22 pm #8

The tanks left the factory painted US olive drab. (my favorite formulation is Tamiya acrylic cut with some dark yellow). If a major overhaul was done, they could be painted SCC15, the British equivalent of US olive drab. Supposedly, when faded, they tended to have a more greenish tint than normally faded US olive drab.

Definitely not XF-61 Dark Green.

Roy Chow
AMPS President
http://www.amps-armor.org
I went with XF61 cause someone here Missing Lynx,said they were a bronze green color.See you at AMPS in April.
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Joined: March 2nd, 2005, 12:02 am

February 10th, 2012, 10:25 pm #9

This is a very good question. In the specific case of Fireflyes the repainting with SCC15 was extended to the interior of bogies, behind the air filters and places like that, or was only superficial, leaving a glimpse of the original olive drab here and there?
XF-61 will be covered.I only tried it on the suspension parts cause they are so hard to paint assembled.
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Joined: April 18th, 2005, 11:39 am

February 10th, 2012, 10:29 pm #10

Looking for a good color for the Firefly.I tried Old Tamiya Dk Green XF-61 it looks a little dark.Any other matches out there?Thanks.
Bob,

It is a dark colour. Steve Zaloga matched the closest acrylic paint to Olive Drab as Tamiya XF-62.

Given that Fireflies began manufacture in early 1944, SCC2 Brown might be possible?

Cheers,
Mark
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