Accurate colors of wartime MB/GPW's

Question and opinion regarding modeling
Post Reply
JPK
G-Private First Class
G-Private First Class
Posts: 10
Joined: Sat Nov 11, 2006 7:36 am

Accurate colors of wartime MB/GPW's

Post by JPK » Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:35 am

I'm building a model of a WWII Jeep and want to know what the most accurate colors were for the engine and radiator, etc.. I know the bodies/frames/undercarrage were OD or gray for USN jeeps but were the engines and other under the hood components also sprayed OD/Gray as the bodies? Are there photos of accurately restored MB's online where I can view to recreate the proper colors. I didn't know where to post this. I hope this forum is ok. Thanks for any help.

User avatar
Mark Tombleson
MZ Radio Operator
Posts: 9667
Joined: Wed Dec 11, 2002 9:58 pm
Location: Selah, Washington

Re: Accurate colors of wartime MB/GPW's

Post by Mark Tombleson » Sun Aug 08, 2010 3:17 pm

It depends if the jeep was a contract Navy jeep or a Army jeep that was used by the Navy.

What are you looking to do... paint an Army jeep gray?
MB-NAVY-MZ-1 352625 - 07/20/44 (DOD est.)
U.S.N. 133818
2nd place Restored Class 2008 Portland Convention
MVPA Hall of Fame - 2013

Post Reply

Return to “Models, Toys, and Remote Control MV Equipment”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 31 guests