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My latest artwork project is the US 14 inch Model E railway gun and while I've found a lot of good reference to develop the plan view I have no idea what color the actual weapon might have been. All the black and white photos show her without camouflage but apart from that I'm at a loss.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Paul



-- Edited by biercemountain on Monday 16th of January 2017 12:48:52 PM

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There is no certain way to know, but I believe the most likely color is dark or perhaps olive green.

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Marc

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I think STZ said US OD was sot of a dark earth color to put it politely

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Thanks for the feedback. I figured olive drab was probably only standardized during the interwar years. Brown is probably a pretty safe bet.



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The 14inch Model E wasn't built until 1919 - I think it probably was captured by the change to OD.

Ralph Lovett comments in this thread - http://landships.activeboard.com/t50247210/us-army-vehicle-colors-1901-to-1916/ that US artillery

was OD during WW1 except for the 3-colour camouflaged pieces from 1918.

Charlie

 



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Thanks again everybody. I guess Olive Drab is probably the safest bet.

I have an additional request. I'm basing my artwork on diagrams and photos found in Ordnance Dept Document ODD 2034. Unfortunately the PDF I found online has less than stellar resolution on the diagrams and although very helpful, clearer scans would be a godsend.

Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.

PM me.

Paul

"War is God's way of teaching Americans geography"
-- Ambrose Bierce



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Hi Paul,

I have an original copy of the ODD.  Please tell which pages you want scanned and I will see what I can do.

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Thanks Marc,

Pages 301, 306, 322 and 326 would help the most.

Paul



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Hi Paul,

I have scans of those pages. Please check your PM.

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I haven't the foggiest idea of what the colors are, the only picture I have in my files is from a book called "Age of Great Gums', and it does show camouflage..Note the shadow of the soldier to the left of the camouflage net

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It's been slow going (with a few long pauses here and there) but I'm making pretty good progress on my Adobe Illustrator line art.

This project has evolved a bit differently than previous renderings due to the wealth of details which the ODD document provides. In addition to a simple external profile, I'm also preparing artwork for the interior. Not sure exactly how it's going to all come together as I've toyed with doing a cutaway version showing both external and internal details.

Perhaps I'll post some jpegs to show some of the progress.

Paul

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I've attached a jpeg showing the completed vectors of the interior view. I don't think I've drawn so many rivets in my entire life.

Paul



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Very impressive!

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Many thanks to Marc for his help in providing scans of the ODD which helped flesh out the details on this beast. Attached is a jpeg of the vectors for the exterior view. The weapon is depicted in its traveling configuration with the exception of the elevated barrel, folded down personnel platforms and jacking wheel on the front of the gondola above the truck (I'm guessing that's what this was for). This was chosen more for artistic purposes rather than outright accuracy.

Enjoy your Memorial Day.

Paul



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That is looking seriously good!

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Roger Todd wrote:

That is looking seriously good!


 Thanks Roger! I've begun the process of bringing all the vectors into Photoshop to create the raster artwork. It may take a while until the next update.

Paul



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Here a few jpegs showing various details of the interior and exterior. Enjoy!

Paul

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Fantastic!

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