Wearing of army clothing in town.

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grenfell
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Re: Wearing of army clothing in town.

Post by grenfell » Fri May 21, 2021 10:44 am

Just to continue the story of the camo wheelbarrow. The guy who borrowed the wheelbarrow is a historian and organiser of historical events so should know a thing or two. Now , anoraks at the ready , the wheelbarrow's camo scheme does look superficially like WW2 German camo so i asked him if was subtly testing our knowledge because of course we all knew that the dunklegelb , dark yellow , camo base wasn't used until 1943 and German army vehicles in the Stalingrad campaign were painted dunklegrau , the dark grey sometimes erroneously called panzer grey . Add to that German camo of the time didn't include a black element ...
How we laughed , probably needed to be there though...

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Re: Wearing of army clothing in town.

Post by ForgeCorvus » Fri May 21, 2021 11:34 am

grenfell wrote:
Fri May 21, 2021 10:44 am
Just to continue the story of the camo wheelbarrow. The guy who borrowed the wheelbarrow is a historian and organiser of historical events so should know a thing or two. Now , anoraks at the ready , the wheelbarrow's camo scheme does look superficially like WW2 German camo so i asked him if was subtly testing our knowledge because of course we all knew that the dunklegelb , dark yellow , camo base wasn't used until 1943 and German army vehicles in the Stalingrad campaign were painted dunklegrau , the dark grey sometimes erroneously called panzer grey . Add to that German camo of the time didn't include a black element ...
How we laughed , probably needed to be there though...
Camorak!! :lol:
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Re: Wearing of army clothing in town.

Post by featherstick » Fri May 21, 2021 4:15 pm

grenfell wrote:
Thu May 20, 2021 6:09 pm
jansman wrote:
Thu May 20, 2021 5:54 am
grenfell wrote:
Tue May 18, 2021 7:13 am
i have a cement mixer in camo paint
That’s a good idea with the mixer grenfell. Mine is covered with a tarp,but I have some odds and ends of green paint from a greenhouse project. Like you say,ugly item painted orange! :lol:
It started off pretty much accidentally. The mixer was stood next to the workshop and i had wiped a few brushes out on it and it then dawned on me that i could make the whole thing much less obvious.
In the same vein i was given a wheelbarrow that needed painting as most of the original paint had come off. I had a gallon of pale brown eggshell so painted it with that and then just for the heck of it blobbed , or rather sponged , brown , green and black paint all over it. I leant it to a friend and his comment was " this must be old , last used on the Stalingrad front" . :D

Anyone else disappointed that it's not under a load of camo netting, with two or three decoy mixers knocked up out of plywood to fool reconaissance overflights?

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Re: Wearing of army clothing in town.

Post by grenfell » Fri May 21, 2021 5:49 pm

Many a word said in jest. About six or seven years ago we were fostering. Part of the process is health and safety inspection of the house and garden. I'm in the building trade and was working on our house but the h&s inspector looked at the neatly stacked new materials and said "all this debris will have to go" even though we were going to be fostering a newly born. To be fair they did get us a skip for it but i moved it all down to the bottom of the garden and hid it under camo netting . The mixer was already camoed up so joined the bricks and blocks down the garden too. Worked too as when the h&s inspector came back she looked out the back and was perfectly happy.

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