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The same coler that TM9 ORDNANCE markets for this purpose. ENAMEL, Synthetic Semi-Gloss Olive Drab Munitions Can. It is sold in 12 Oz. Aerosol Cans and it is "spot on". You're lucky as you won't have to go very far to find it. :wink:
PROUD 2011 MVPA PIONEER AWARDEE-HONOR GRAD WHEELED VEHICLE MECHANIC SCHOOL 1960- US ARMY ORDNANCE SCHOOL(MACHINIST) APG 1962 - O-1 BIRD DOG CREWCHIEF - 68 NONSTOP BY THE BOOK ARMY TRUCK-JEEP YEARS LIFETIME AM LEGION DAV 40/8- MVPA 1064 -7 TURNKEY MV'S
I fashioned a rubber stamp from a collection of rubber letters from an old stamping kit I found someplace...and mixed two Speedball enamel inks (yellow and a bit of red to give it more of an "ordnance orange" hue...probably could have used a bit more red in hindsight)..rolled on the ink with a brayer...and pressed it onto the can that way. The more screwed up and less perfect the stamping looked, the more pleased I was with the "realism".
Of course, a blank, unstamped can is also correct for WWII.
(the cans were only stamped as "repacked" when previously packed ammunition was pulled out of its original cartons, or M1917 boxes, and belted and then packed into these M1 or M1A1 cans)
Agreed that Paul at TM9 is good people. I had a nice long chat in Huntsville about paint and whatnot. He showed me the difference between difference between a ww2 and post war 50 cal can. Can't wait to repaint my cans!
Someone told me that marking only occurred during repacking. Initially they were solid green and had no stamping. When repacked they received the yellow markings. I do have some cans that have the repack slips to match the stamped markings. So decide if yours are repacked or if they are factory.
"You have much to learn grasshopper"-my jeep "sensei"
-44 CCKW (project) -45 MB (project) -WC 12/13 (project) -Looking for any WWII military construction equipment!