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meng FT-17 in US ARMY marking
tanknick22
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Posted: Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 01:49 AM UTC
I just recieved my meng FT-17 and first of all i have to say what a amazing kit it is
I would like to put mine in US ARMY markings I have the Decalcomaniacs sheet for the Ft-17 and it has marking for the 326th and 327th tank battalions the problem is it doesnt really say how to paint the model other than it says "overall vehicle color : various 1, 2 and 3 color schemes can anyone clear this up ?
Frenchy
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Posted: Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 02:54 AM UTC
I'm not sure this will help much (depending on the restoration job accuracy ), but here's "Five of Heart" that was assigned to Company C, 344th Tank Battalion (ex-326th Tank Battalion), supporting the 16th Infantry in the Fleville sector of the Meuse-Argonne in October 1918. It's on display at Fort Meade :



http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9d/Five_of_Hearts_Tank_-_Flickr_-_Jeff_Kubina.jpg

http://www.history.army.mil/images/artofmon/tankft-17(1440x964).jpg

H.P.
Delta42
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Posted: Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 03:22 AM UTC
Nick,

According to Len Dyer, National Armor and Calvary Museum Curator, the FT-17s used by the US Army were OD.



He's the one to contact to answer your question in more detail.

His email is: [email protected]

Dave
tanknick22
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Posted: Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 07:02 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Nick,

According to Len Dyer, National Armor and Calvary Museum Curator, the FT-17s used by the US Army were OD.



He's the one to contact to answer your question in more detail.

His email is: [email protected]

Dave



Dave

thank you I just sent him a email and thank you as well Frenchy
SEDimmick
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Posted: Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 10:54 AM UTC
What time frame are you wanting to build your FT? If you want to build it in AEF usage in WW1, they where painted in the same color as the French ones with typical playing card symbols done in a reverse stencil (white around the shape, with the playing card in the camo color under it)

Steven Zaloga had a nice build of the rough RPM kit in Mil model years ago in AEF markings.
tanknick22
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Posted: Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 11:32 AM UTC

Quoted Text

What time frame are you wanting to build your FT? If you want to build it in AEF usage in WW1, they where painted in the same color as the French ones with typical playing card symbols done in a reverse stencil (white around the shape, with the playing card in the camo color under it)

Steven Zaloga had a nice build of the rough RPM kit in Mil model years ago in AEF markings.



looking to build it in the AEF, I have the 1 35 scale decalomanicas sheet for the ft 17 for the 326th and 327th tank battalions