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Old 11-03-2007, 10:22 AM
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There used to be an army surplus store that sold entrenching tools and whatnot from Canadian WW2 kit. These were always overall OD. I suspect the same would apply to shovels and such in other armies, that the equipment would be olive green or OD or Feldgrau.

With minimal use, the wood and steel would become visible, and I suspect this would be even more obvious with equipment strapped to a vehicle, always in the elements. I hadn't really thought about it before, but I think for my vehicles I'm going to use a base coat corresponding to the army using them, plus some wear and tear. BTW wood, exposed to the elements, doesn't look like wood for very long. It turns grey. Go find an old fence to see what I mean.

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Scott Fraser
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