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I've always wondered about that. Looking at color photos taken from the period, they looked like they were black but was always told by the "experts" that "no your color blind, that truck is just really dark OD."It looks like 24087 Olive Drab, Semi Gloss. If so, it is correct for Vietnam era issued trucks. As they were repainted over there, some people added a little black paint to the semi gloss to darken it. As the gun trucks evolved year to year, many, even most, were painted black. JT
Oh crap. Well, I did the best I could by looking at the pics lol. I should have asked, but I get a little over-zealous sometimes. I will order new ones ASAP. Until they come though, I will leave these on there. Thanks for the input mini.Well, it looks great except you've got the Company wrong. It should be 64t instead of 54t.
I was going to use Gillespie 24087, but since my financials are not exactly cooperating with this hobby, I went with Behr premium, since I was going mostly for look. I used a color sample from a part that I had laying around that had the green that looked the most similar to the truck Im building. Thats what turned out. It looks very similar in my opinion, but I know its not exact. Im hoping nobody notices so shhhhh. One of these days, If I ever happen upon a windfall, I do intent to take the truck to a professional automotive painter and have it done right...I hate painting. I can get a pic of the tag on the paint can with the code from HomeDepot if you want.What number paint did you use?
I painted mine 3 parts 24087 to one part gunship black. Exactly the shade I was looking for. Go to my web page at Hoosier Hot-Shot and click on vehicles. I named mine "Rolling Thunder" the nickname of my unit in Nam. IT sports a mini gun on the ring mount, an M60 and .30 cal in front of the bed, two M2HBs mid bed, and a working quad 50 on the rear.It looks like 24087 Olive Drab, Semi Gloss. If so, it is correct for Vietnam era issued trucks. As they were repainted over there, some people added a little black paint to the semi gloss to darken it. As the gun trucks evolved year to year, many, even most, were painted black. JT
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