Mickey Mouse cammo on British Jeeps in NW Europe Question

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Mickey Mouse cammo on British Jeeps in NW Europe Question

Joined: August 12th, 2001, 3:19 am

July 13th, 2012, 3:05 am #1

Hi all,

Just wondering if the British Jeeps in North West Europe in 1944-45 that had the Mickey Mouse cammo of a nearly black over green was done over the US olive drab or whether the whole vehicle got a coat of different green and then the darker cammo splotches. Thanks, MK
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Joined: June 23rd, 2003, 4:53 pm

July 13th, 2012, 9:14 am #2

As discussed here previously, the orders accompanying the introduction of SCC15 specifically prohibited repainting unless necessary. It's thrrefore unlikely that a Jeep would be repainted SCC15.

Rob
There's nothing cushy about life in the Women's Auxiliary Balloon Corps
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Joined: May 13th, 2004, 7:17 pm

July 13th, 2012, 10:27 am #3

Hi all,

Just wondering if the British Jeeps in North West Europe in 1944-45 that had the Mickey Mouse cammo of a nearly black over green was done over the US olive drab or whether the whole vehicle got a coat of different green and then the darker cammo splotches. Thanks, MK
I have not seen any pictures marked "Mickey Mouse". Does anyone have an example for me to understand the term?
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July 13th, 2012, 1:22 pm #4

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Joined: August 12th, 2001, 3:19 am

July 13th, 2012, 2:24 pm #5

I read what was posted before regarding the OD green, however there was no info regarding the cammo, so hence my question.
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Joined: March 25th, 2005, 10:10 am

July 13th, 2012, 7:07 pm #6

The intention was that the top of the vehicle should be darker than the lower sides. This is more artistic than useful.
Graham Boak
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July 13th, 2012, 8:37 pm #7

There are plenty of pics with it around both top and bottom areas Graham, in fact that's how it should be painted. The circles were placed around areas like the chassis, wheel arches and windows and other prominent areas of shadow with the intention of concealing those shadows. If the tilt were fitted on the Jeep then it would be painted around the top of that too, it's just an unfamiliar look without that top dark area showing I suppose.
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July 15th, 2012, 5:49 pm #8

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July 15th, 2012, 9:00 pm #9

The IWM pic shows a Ford GP, but anyway it was a good inspiration for my Bantam a couple of years back!



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July 16th, 2012, 10:06 am #10



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