WTK: Paint markings on an M38A1

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Re: WTK: Paint markings on an M38A1

Post by dlevy » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:03 am

I got it.

Last question. Which is the correct font style for an October 1952 M38A1?

I am getting them from Rick Larsen at http://www.militarystencils.com/M38A1-J ... -P242.aspx

The biggest difference is in the numbers like the "1" and "6", the USA vs US ARMY he has listed are just examples. Either can be in any font style.

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Re: WTK: Paint markings on an M38A1

Post by Ben Dover » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:26 am

There are 50's pics onG503 of intact National Guard Jeeps taken at Little Rock. They are the real thing. Mine are 99.99% close.
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Re: WTK: Paint markings on an M38A1

Post by dlevy » Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:16 am

Can you post a link to those pictures?

Your jeep looks great. The hood lettering stencil looks like Larsen's "Military Block B with square periods".

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Re: WTK: Paint markings on an M38A1

Post by Ben Dover » Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:52 pm

Will try later, and I might just reopen the posts. M-38 and M-38A1 used same font.
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Re: WTK: Paint markings on an M38A1

Post by Ben Dover » Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:52 pm

In the meantime, do a site search here M-38 primer SVEN JOHNSON
Jim Gilmore posted a new M-38a1 photo in Korea by Sven Johnson
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Re: WTK: Paint markings on an M38A1

Post by dlevy » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:08 pm

Hi All,

Thanks for your input on the postings I made and all your other wisdom/experience you have shared.

I don't want to beat the M38A1 marking thread any further, but was hoping you could tell me what white paint you have used for the markings.

Gloss vs semi-gloss?
Preferred brands?

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Re: WTK: Paint markings on an M38A1

Post by Ben Dover » Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:45 pm

Lusterless, I usually go to the local Sherwin Williams store.
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Re: WTK: Paint markings on an M38A1

Post by dlevy » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:57 pm

Glad I asked. I always thought it was supposed to be semi-gloss white enamel paint for the markings.

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Re: WTK: Paint markings on an M38A1

Post by Ben Dover » Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:20 am

The SNL's list a gasoline soluable white stenciling paint that was used for unit markings on bumpers and bumperettes. Lusterless spray cans are neater tho and the army had those too.
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