Re: Fuel tanks

Matt Bittner (
Mon, 11 Sep 1995 09:32:05 -0500

On 9 Sep 95 at 20:46, Jesse Thorn muttered:

> I was trying to figure out what color to paint a fuel tank the other
> night and realized I had only vague ideas as to what materials were used
> in their construction. Brass? Steel? Aluminum? The tank is for a
> Halberstatd CL II circa 1918.

A good guess would be either steel or aluminum. However, I would
also suspect that it would have been sprayed the German gray-green,
as most other "natural metal" was painted. I've found that Testor's
"SAC Bomber Green" is an excellent shade for this gray-green.


Matthew Bittner WW1 Modeler, ecto subscriber, new dad, PowerBuilder developer; Omaha, Nebraska

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