[WWI] Color me Oef.

Ross Moorhouse rossmoor at bigpond.net.au
Wed Aug 11 21:42:41 EDT 2004


Hi G. Thanks for the answer. I too like the German WWII Panzer red brown
and will go with that. 

Cheers

Ross

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-----Original Message-----
Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2004 19:23:11 +0200
From: "Grzegorz Mazurowski" <grzegorz_mazurowski at poczta.onet.pl>
Subject: Re: [WWI] Color me Oef.
To: "World War I Modeling Mailing List" <wwi at wwi-models.org>
Message-ID: <017d01c47efe$b967d840$0200a8c0 at k2>

Hi Ross!

> Hi all you Oef experts. I need a hand. I would like to know what color
> 153.110 D.III (Oef) flown by Otto Schrimpl was. Blue Rider say it was
> brown 6E7 and Roden in their instructions say Matt Brick Red. So which
> one of these is it? Or are both wrong?
Nobody knows. Americal instruction states 6E8... And it's probably
quotation
from O'Connor, though article by O'Connor I have states 6E7 - but he
bases
his statement on "single fabric sample obtained from Albatros D.III in
1918
which is solidly covered with Brown 6E7 paint" - I don't know if it
isn't
Gerrard's fake sample, as O'Connor doesn't mention the origin of it. In
general O'Connor writes that samples are from Gerrard's collection, so
this
time sample may be original. O'Connor's caption ti the Schrimpl's photo:
"overall dark camouflage, quite possibly Brown 6E7". I'd go with the
dark
brown I like, IMO German WWII Panzer Redbrown is cool, also I like brown
from German pre-WWII three-colour splinter camouflage.
G.







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