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I'm trying to determine what actual shade it is- there are more than 50 shades of gray!

 

I'm trying to start my Schneider kit, and presumably suspensions will be gray while camouflage will be placed on the upper areas (I assume that from pictures I saw).  Also, is this a standard gray color for any machinery, such as tanks from different nations?



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France started the war with everything; vehicles, guns and locomotives painted "bleu artillerie".  I believe it to be your base colour.  There was an appropriate Humbrol mix given here on the Landships site some years ago.



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In the book "Les Canons de la Victoire 1914-1918 Tome 1" notes (p.11) "Notre dessin le représente dans sa 

finition d'origine, peint en vert olive, coleur traditionnelle de l'artillerie française avant que ne s'impose, en 1897,

le gris perle, plus connu sous le nom de 'gris artillerie'. Mais en 1914, beaucoup de pieces anciennes ont conserve

leur teinte d'origine."

Google translate renders this as:

"Our drawing shows the original finish, painted olive green, the traditional colour of the French artillery before that is called for in 1897

pearl gray, known as the 'gray artillery'. But in 1914, many old parts were preserved their original color"

Gris artillerie is a different colour to "horizon bleu" - it has a bluish tinge though.

Regards,

Charlie

 



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I went to my local hobby shop and found Tamiya AS-31, which looks pretty close.



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