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#1 User is offline   DanStew 

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Posted 16 September 2006 - 09:53 PM

For some reason today i got to thinking bout WWII jeeps. Olive drab being the standard paint, but did the army actually have a camo pattern adopted, or was it jsut up to individual units to dress up their jeeeps?
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Posted 17 September 2006 - 05:47 AM

Dan,

I don't recall seeing many America WWII vehicles camoflaged at all. I'm sure there were some but probably not on a large scale. The camo vehicle that comes to my mind is the German Tiger tank.
I just looked through my stack of WWII pictures and don't find any camo at all. I was in Korea in 1969 when we received a template to camo all our vehicles. And that time being before cans of spray paint, we painted them with a brush.

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 12:46 PM

Joe, can U duplicate the templet? :gun:
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Posted 17 September 2006 - 08:25 PM

Rollbar, on Sep 17 2006, 12:46 PM, said:

Joe, can U duplicate the templet? :tongue1:

Sorry, that was many moons ago. Too many kimchee dinners and mocli hangovers ago.
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Posted 19 September 2006 - 06:06 AM

Check here:

http://www.olive-dra...mo_patterns.php

I don't know if these were used in WWII, as all I can find is that they were solid colrs at that time.
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  Posted 19 September 2006 - 07:43 AM

There was no camo patterns for WWII vehicles. Most of their camo came from nets, brush, etc. There were actually two shades of color for the olive drab paint and one more after the post war that is being used in some vehicles. There have been some discussions back and forth with regards to the shades.

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Posted 26 September 2006 - 03:20 PM

Maybe some of you guy's can make a camo pattern w/the JeepTalk/clubs words in it, but it has to be like one of those pictures where U stare @ it & then U see it. The kind that's jumps out @ U. Some of U may remember, but those who don't, just go to one of Sky6's party's & U will see the light. :lol: :sneak: :lol: :dance1:
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Posted 01 October 2006 - 03:01 PM

Check g503.com for all things having to do with all years of military jeeps and a new section for CJs. Camo was incredibly rare during WWII and usually not very effective. ('Ever see a battleship with the geometric "dazzle" pattern painted on it?) I have seen some photos of WWII GPWs or MBs with camo so doing a search on that forum ought to net you some answers.

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 02:17 PM

Well, I think I'm gonna Camo Peaches Jeep while she is gone :fan2: :sneak: . It needs a paint job anyway so for the time being I think I will try it out. If memory serves, I think I can buy the paint from Wal-Mart. What colors should I go with, black & green w/her brown mixed in since her top/Jeep is brown already. I might have to use palmetto/oak branches cause she likes that.

I'll post before, during & after pics.

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Posted 12 November 2007 - 04:54 PM

Now this is not really completed, I still have to get the bumpers done. The paint job was easy, three cans from Wal-Mart & some foliage from around the place & here's what U get. Oh, & no sanding required. :banghead:

P.S. I really need to add more to the gaps but time was short.
P.P.S. I removed the side nurf bars & the rear bumper, the front bumper will be replaced in two weeks.

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Posted 12 November 2007 - 05:17 PM

NICE!! :banghead:

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  Posted 12 November 2007 - 05:37 PM

Wow, actually this came out quite well. :banghead:

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I was expecting either more or a different type of camo. I like the way you used the branches, nifty trick. :rof:

Ok, I just read again;

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P.S. I really need to add more to the gaps but time was short.


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Posted 14 November 2007 - 05:40 PM

Ok I added more paint/leaf out lines & touched up the hood to get rid of some of the black.

The flash was on so it brightened up the pics a little.

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 07:12 PM

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Posted 23 November 2007 - 05:00 PM

OK, I installed a stock CJ front bumper to get rid of the chrome one she had. The base paint is Military OD green (I forget the number) & as U can see it is darker than the front fenders. She is thinking now that she wants to paint the Jeep Military OD & then have me spray the patterns on it :rolleyes: , see what I started. Anyway, she is HAPPY :biggrin1: & likes it, thank goodness.

Here are some pics of the finished front bumper & door handles w/some on lookers to the job. The pictures were taken w/a flash.
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Posted 26 November 2007 - 07:11 AM

Damn good camo job! I can't even see the Jeep! :photo:

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 06:50 PM

View PostJeepinIan, on Nov 26 2007, 07:11 AM, said:

Damn good camo job! I can't even see the Jeep! :)

HaHa !! I was thinking the very same thing !

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