Correct USMC WWII Paint.

Modifications by service branch
Post Reply
blitz67
G-First Lieutenant
G-First Lieutenant
Posts: 620
Joined: Sun Mar 19, 2006 12:54 pm
Location: Citrus Heights, Ca.

Correct USMC WWII Paint.

Post by blitz67 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:51 pm

After trying the paint currently sold that is supposed to be the correct shade of USMC paint, I have come to the conclusion that it no where matches anything I have seen on Marine Corps Jeeps or Equipment. I have been doing a little internet research and the modelers seam to have the colors pretty close to what I have seen myself with original equipment. The color I see most resembles "Holly Day", I also have a jeep with paint very similar to "Wilderness Road". Has anyone experimented with any of these colors?
Attachments
USNchip2.jpg
USNchip2.jpg (64.97 KiB) Viewed 348 times

User avatar
Farrell Fox
G-Lieutenant General
G-Lieutenant General
Posts: 6340
Joined: Sat Jan 17, 2009 4:17 pm

Re: Correct USMC WWII Paint.

Post by Farrell Fox » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:19 pm

My original factory paint more closely resembles the "Conifer" paint chip. The square hood bracket is from my MZ-2 and retains the original factory forest green, and I had it matched at an automotive paint shop.

Image
Image
4th Tank Battalion, 4th Marine Division
M1A1 Main Battle Tank Mechanic
M88 Armored Vehicle Recovery Operator
AVLB Operator

User avatar
Mark Tombleson
MZ Radio Operator
Posts: 9343
Joined: Wed Dec 11, 2002 9:58 pm
Location: Selah, Washington

Re: Correct USMC WWII Paint.

Post by Mark Tombleson » Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:20 pm

viewtopic.php?f=84&t=189277&p=1101443&h ... n#p1101443

ICI Black Swan as I note in the link mixed with 34052 is what matched for my MZ-1.

A-3266 Enamel, Lusterless Forest Green, Synthetic paint is not as lusterless as OD... or 34052.

http://encycolorpedia.com/394037
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

blitz67
G-First Lieutenant
G-First Lieutenant
Posts: 620
Joined: Sun Mar 19, 2006 12:54 pm
Location: Citrus Heights, Ca.

Re: Correct USMC WWII Paint.

Post by blitz67 » Tue May 01, 2018 10:30 am

Mark and Farrell, I believe the MZ color is different from what was used in the field. I'll post what I'm talking about today. I have several pieces of equipment that has been field painted. Most common color I find is Holly Day, also lots of items with Wilderness Road. My question is what is the correct color for Army Jeeps acquired by the marines and repainted in Marine paint? I have a 44 GPW marine Jeep that has what is close to the Gillespie color but not close enough.

blitz67
G-First Lieutenant
G-First Lieutenant
Posts: 620
Joined: Sun Mar 19, 2006 12:54 pm
Location: Citrus Heights, Ca.

Re: Correct USMC WWII Paint.

Post by blitz67 » Tue May 01, 2018 10:30 am

Here are a few Jerry cans with different shades. First is what I believe to be Wilderness Road
Attachments
IMG_4106.JPG
IMG_4106.JPG (55.12 KiB) Viewed 312 times


blitz67
G-First Lieutenant
G-First Lieutenant
Posts: 620
Joined: Sun Mar 19, 2006 12:54 pm
Location: Citrus Heights, Ca.

Re: Correct USMC WWII Paint.

Post by blitz67 » Tue May 01, 2018 10:31 am

Holly Day???
Attachments
IMG_4105.JPG
IMG_4105.JPG (53.24 KiB) Viewed 312 times

blitz67
G-First Lieutenant
G-First Lieutenant
Posts: 620
Joined: Sun Mar 19, 2006 12:54 pm
Location: Citrus Heights, Ca.

Re: Correct USMC WWII Paint.

Post by blitz67 » Tue May 01, 2018 10:34 am

Wilderness Road? I really like this one
Attachments
IMG_4110.JPG
IMG_4110.JPG (104.65 KiB) Viewed 310 times

blitz67
G-First Lieutenant
G-First Lieutenant
Posts: 620
Joined: Sun Mar 19, 2006 12:54 pm
Location: Citrus Heights, Ca.

Re: Correct USMC WWII Paint.

Post by blitz67 » Tue May 01, 2018 3:30 pm

Farrell, your color does indeed match conifer, the same match with parts off of my MZ's

User avatar
ajlang
G-Second Lieutenant
G-Second Lieutenant
Posts: 587
Joined: Wed Jun 14, 2006 5:09 am
Location: Newnan, GA

Re: Correct USMC WWII Paint.

Post by ajlang » Wed May 02, 2018 2:24 pm

For what it is worth, my USMC ambulance jeep started out as an army jeep. This is one of the original brackets.
Andy
Image

sunnyboy
G-First Sergeant
G-First Sergeant
Posts: 125
Joined: Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:50 pm
Location: Alice, Texas
Contact:

Re: Correct USMC WWII Paint.

Post by sunnyboy » Thu May 03, 2018 9:41 am

USMC 37141 Marine contract jeep looks exactly like the Mt. Olive color, of course it is 70+ years old.

Post Reply

Return to “Jeeps used by: USMC, USN, USCG (-NO EBAY-CRAIGSLIST-COMMERCIAL SALES-)”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest