[WWI] DH.2 Tire Color

Muth, MDJ Michael MMuth at co.monroe.pa.us
Fri Oct 26 10:39:37 EDT 2012


I have always tended toward the pink/tan color. Provides an interesting color contrast.
 
Michael R. Muth
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East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
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570-420-3489 (fax)

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From: wwi-bounces at wwi-models.org on behalf of Jamie Gagnon
Sent: Fri 10/26/2012 10:35 AM
To: World War I Modeling Mailing List
Subject: Re: [WWI] DH.2 Tire Color



I remember  seeing pink rubber tires on things like tricycles, baby carriages and shopping carts when I was a child. I beleive that this is the natural colour of the rubber. It would not be surprising if at least some of the tires were that colour.

 

Jamie


On Fri 26/10/12 08:04 , Knut Erik Hagen knut.erik.hagen at gmail.com sent:


	Hei,
	

	Any sort of gray should be fine as long as you avoid white and coal black, even pink  is possible as seen on this picture of Danish B&S from 1911.


	   MVH
	Knut Erik


	On 25 October 2012 12:29, Crawford Neil <Neil.Crawford at volvo.com> wrote:
	

		Since nobodies answered, I'd suggest you paint them any shade of grey-black that you fancy. 

		There are no rules for tyre colour.

		/Neil

		 

		From: wwi-bounces at wwi-models.org [mailto:wwi-bounces at wwi-models.org] On Behalf Of mkessler73 at frontier.com 
		Sent: den 23 oktober 2012 17:10
		To: WW1 Mailing List
		Subject: [WWI] DH.2 Tire Color

		 

		Hello Listees,

		 

		I'm in the process of researching some colors for a DH.2 for my father and I've run into something I didn't expect.  Wingnut Wings is showing the tires on both of their DH.2 kits as black.  I thought the whole black rubber tire thing was a post-war creation?  I know WW isn't infallible, but this would seem a rookie mistake if I'm properly informed.  Can anyone shed some light on this?  I've looked at pictures in the Windsock Datafile, and the tires DO look pretty dark. 

		 

		Thanks,

		Matt K.




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