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I have been the last year building the WWI tank kits as they become available, (and I have the funds to spare) So far I have built the Meng (post war) Char2C, the Tamiya Mark IV (as a static model) The Takom early St Chamond, The Meng FT 17 (rivet) and am currently working on the Takom Mark IV female. Some of these have been posted in other modeling sites, but I will definately be spending more time here, and will try to post some work.



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Nice job on the FT :)

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I saw it in person last month and it's quite the model.

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Hello and Welcome Merrill. Nice FT. How was your build experiance with this kit

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Bonjour Merill,

 

Very good camouflage but, during WW1, Renault FT with ace on the turret was only painted on american Renault,

and the ace on rear (left and right) was only used on french Renault FT from the " Artillerie Spéciale".

 

You have done there, a Franco-American tank !

 

For the two american Renault FT's Bataillons, fighting on the order of Patton, markings were painted a few times before

fights on Saint Mihiel.

Most of american Renault FT's photos, without markings, was done before these fights, and there is very few photos of american FT tanks with markings.

 

About french markings on the rear tank, the square was always white, and the ace was probably always in black.

Ace of hearth in a square is the 2nd Section from the 2nd Compagnie from one Bataillon de Chars Léger.

From the Regiment level of the BCL, you ought to know the date and place of the photo and search in documents t

o found what Renault FT's Regiment was fighting there at this date.

 

Usually, the tank number is painted in white on the tracks, for the French Renault.

On the american Renault, no tank number on the tracks, and a little black number in front of the tank, just under the right pilot's door.

This number is the original french tank's number from the factory.

 

In the French Army, color markings, for the ace, was only used after the first WW1 on these tanks.

After WW1, and during WW2, aces on the rear was not painted on the armor but on a moving metal plate.

 

Bon dimanche - Michel



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