[WWI] DH.2 Tire Color

Rick Nelson rickgnelson at verizon.net
Sun Oct 28 18:21:24 EDT 2012

I like Testers 1183 Enamel Rubber for a dark rubber.

Rick N

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David N. Lombard" <dnl at speakeasy.net>
To: "World War I Modeling Mailing List" <wwi at wwi-models.org>
Sent: Saturday, October 27, 2012 3:48 PM
Subject: Re: [WWI] DH.2 Tire Color

> Vallejo has both dark and light rubber colors that I like a lot. Good 
> colors, very nice brushing qualities.
> -- 
> dnl
> Sent from an Android phone; expect typos and top posting...
> Dave Calhoun <davecww1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>Not much to add here, but for a British type with the white letter Palmer 
>>chord aero tyre lettering, I would go with a dark gray (either German 
>>Panzer gray or US Gunship Gray from the Model Master line), that will give 
>>a suitably dark tyre while also giving a high contrast to the white 
>>letters if there is a decal for these.  A true black would be too dark, 
>>especially since the smaller the scale the lighter the color should be. 
>>British tyres usually appear pretty dark in photos, while the French and 
>>German ones usually appear lighter, I use a medium gray for French and a 
>>light or medium gray for German ones.
>>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.
>>Matt K.

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