Of course I know of the multi-colored schemes seen on FT-17's, etc., but the WWI color shots made available today on the Hyper Scaler Website jogged my memmory banks about questions I had regarding the medium blue or blue-gray used on some French vehicles, especially soft-skins.
Anybody have any comments on the colors, medium blue or otherwise, and a good match for the blue, if valid, in available hobby paint ranges ?
Also, anybody have any leads, photos, etc., on automobiles impressed into service with the French Army during WWI, other than the famous taxis, and whether they were repainted ?
Can't say anything about the Taxis, but other vehicles were mostly a light grey with a blue-ish aspect. Recently published colour photos suggest this might have been a little darker than we'd assumed, but still a light Grey. The WW2 RAF Sea Grey Medium feels close.
If you can get a look at a copy of Les Camions De La Victoire - Barbarossa Books had copies - its very good generally on french softskins, and has a good note on colours. Gun tractors went into a three-four tone disruptive
Hope this helps