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Hello

I've been asked to repaint an A7V model. Unfortunately, while I am fascinated by the aircraft of WWI, I know little about the armour, particularly the A7V which I've always thought looked like a shipping container on tracks.

Anyway, I noticed when googling for references, most roads lead to the Landships forum, so here I am. Any help or guidance about the colours and markings of A7Vs would be appreciated particularly if you can tell me where I can source decals in 1/35 scale.

The owner is undecided on the subject at this stange, but being a Brisbane resident, Mephisto would have to be an option. I'd probably be more comfortable painting one of the more distinctly coloured subjects

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David
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-- Edited by nzdavidh on Saturday 9th of March 2013 06:42:06 AM

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According to Hundleby & Strasheim the A7Vs were delivered painted in feldgrau - which may have been anything from pale grey through to dark green. They received various colour schemes, often changing colours during overhauls. H & S hypothesise that the paints used were Belgian railway paints - red-brown, green and clay yellow since the main workshop for the A7Vs was located in the railway workshops at Monceau-sur-Sambre.

Talk to Michel at Black Lion decals for 1/35 A7V decals (he's one of the sponsors of Landships II).

PM me for contacts in the Brisbane area who have built A7V models.

Regards,

Charlie

 



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Welcome to the forum David,  smile



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Welcome David. Afraid you will have to dis-count Mephisto ! It was an Early A7V and not of the type depicted in the 1/35 scale kits,unless the model owner did some conversion work ? Nothing is ever straight forward !!!
Paul

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Thanks all

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