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 Post subject: Bren Tripod Paint Colour
PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:36 am 
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Hi,

I have an early-ish Bren tripod made by BSA in 1939 that has been painted olive green. I’ve read elsewhere that the standard British pre/early war equipment colour was a shade of brown rather than green.

Is this the case?
If so, what is the official title of this paint colour?
Where can I buy some?

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I believe it may be BS381c Service Brown...Humbrol has it as the same name.

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Certainly on 1939/40 vehicles two different shades of green were used for disruptive painting.

The light brown and the darker service brown used up to early 1944 came later.


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Then that'll be the Browny Green known as Khaki Green 3 then:
http://www.mafva.net/other%20pages/Starmer%20camo.htm

Scroll down to the Non BS Colours of 1940-42, since the colour doesn't get a mention in BS381c of 1930.

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Thanks. Does anyone know of an 'off the peg' source for Khaki Green No.3?

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Thanks. Does anyone know of an 'off the peg' source for Khaki Green No.3?

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Mark, dunno about off the peg, but you have the mixture and the constituent colours, perhaps B&Q could make it up?

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Any of the MV paint dealers will also do it.


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