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    • #39454
      Avatar photoKen

        This is the season to paint cars. Yesterday was another perfect paint day. So I kept the momentum going.

        This colour is Tamiya TS-7 racing white. It will match my type C. I can officially start a team. “Club Weisse”.

        No clear-coat required for this lovely pastel colour.

      • #39591

        Das ist GUT!!

      • #39870
        Avatar photoDB

          Nice job Ken.  Mine turned out well as well. Can’t beat the quality of Art’s bodies.

        • #39871
          Avatar photoKen

            Thank you very kindly, Dave and Drew.

            I tend to agree. A very reputable and seasoned racer said the following words on another public forum. “Art makes the best bodies on the planet”. Enough said.

          • #40761
            Avatar photoKen

              I just found some interesting information through Google that supports the white paint theme for Auto Union cars.

              “The color given to German racing teams was white, pure and simple. The traditional powerhouse brands, Mercedes-Benz and Auto-Union (which later became Audi) followed the trend, and later on, Porsche and BMW did the same.

              But around the early 1930s, the Germans pushed for a second choice of color, Silver. This option came not as a paint per se but actually as a lack of it. Around this time, some of the official Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union cars started to show up at the tracks completely stripped of paint, proudly showing the bare, polished aluminum body.”

            • #40762
              Art

                Hi Ken!

                You’ll find a country colours chart here:

                https://scratch32.com/forums/topic/country-colour-reference-chart/#post-7027

                Cheers!

              • #40763
                Avatar photoKen

                  Hi Art,

                  Thank you very kindly for the reference! 🙂

                • #40968

                  Hmmm, thought I’d posted this previously…Of course, being partial to Porsches…, one of Ferdinand Porsche’s 1st ‘success’ stories. Very interesting read, enjoy!!

                   

                  https://www.hagerty.com/media/maintenance-and-tech/16-cylinders-and-270-mph-in-1938-the-auto-union-v-16-was-an-audacious-engineering-feat/

                   

                   

                • #40970
                  Avatar photoKen

                    Nice article, Drew. Thanks for posting.

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