[WWI] Pink weapons

Crawford Neil Neil.Crawford at volvo.com
Mon Oct 29 04:06:22 EDT 2012


Sorry about this, but I have to show you Sue Parish's interpretation of that colour scheme.
/Neil



> -----Original Message-----
> From: wwi-bounces at wwi-models.org [mailto:wwi-bounces at wwi-models.org]
> On Behalf Of David N. Lombard
> Sent: den 27 oktober 2012 19:58
> To: World War I Modeling Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [WWI] Pink weapons
> 
> I have some photos of those very aircraft off the Web. Sadly my
> systems--both--went legs up this past week, so I can only report that
> I to have seem them. :(
> 
> --
> dnl
> Sent from an Android phone; expect typos and top posting...
> 
> tom.mason at charter.net wrote:
> 
> >
> >During WWII some P-40's painted tan turned pinkish from the sun. If I
> >remember correctly they were stationed in Alaska.
> >
> >T.O.M.
> >
> >On Sat, Oct 27, 2012 at 8:12 AM, ernest thomas wrote:
> >
> >  >Never heard of a pink fighter though.<
> >
> >
> >
> >E.
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> our
> >Ancestral Gods
> >
> >
> >
> >> Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2012 22:57:46 -0700 To: wwi at wwi-models.org From:
> >> rickt2 at prodigy.net Subject: [WWI] Pink weapons
> >> I've seen a sample of some real rubber off of a tree and and it's
> kind
> >> of whitish. Maybe in comes in flavors. Personally, I've always
> thought
> >> war was the enemy of the art. I have to try a little to say good
> >> things about the German war efforts in the 20th century, but
> compared
> >> to their enemies they were keen on some nice camo - you gents would
> >> know what well enough. Never heard of a pink fighter though. That
> >> said, when Louis Mountbatten was serving in the Med he convinced
> the
> >> Royal Navy to experiment with pink camo on destroyers and other
> light
> >> vessels. The idea was not met with universal approval but some whiz
> >> types thought it was better than the elaborate "dazzle" schemes
> that
> >> would drive any ship modeler nuts. Eric
> >> Eric Bergerud, Albany CA

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