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Old 05-26-2012, 05:39 PM   #1
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Default WTK: What are the actual Rhodesian Camo Colors

I figured that I would put this over here, but what are the actual Rhodesian camouflage paint colors used...it seems to be a yellow and a green....does somebody have a close up of an original paint scheme?
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Here ya go:

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Thanks Guys!!!!
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Apex has these:


and;



I don't think they will mind, as credit is being stated above, these are their photos, and the products they have in this paint scheme.

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Old 05-26-2012, 09:47 PM   #5
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Sir I have the Paint codes.
Here is a Link to the FAL FILES Page.
This is also a member on the Falfiles selling the paint.
http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=330680
http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showt...ht=paint+codes
http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showt...ghlight=Rhodie
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Sir I have the Paint codes.
Here is a Link to the FAL FILES Page.
This is also a member on the Falfiles selling the paint.
http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=330680
http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showt...ht=paint+codes
http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showt...ghlight=Rhodie


Rhodie colors arn't just for Fals...hint, hint...

I am gettin me some paint..
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Old 05-27-2012, 08:25 AM   #8
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If you do a Bush War era r series clone.....I may HATE you, keel over in jealousy, and after wards - try to by her off of you.....
Though IIRC - most of them were plain jane nutria brown, no?

Damn - the more I kick this around, the more I hate myself for not jumping on the idea when I had it before. Damn, damn, damn.

A matching chest rig, a pair of shorty shorts, and old Rhodesia is Super shirt, and it would be rockin'.

ETA- a clone Scouts captured ZANLA AK? Eh? What would the base starter be?
Credit for the following is off the FAL files, and was posted by PennLongRifle:



Getts ya thinkin...doesn't it....
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Pics of Zanla:








Rhodie:





and:


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Rhodie colors arn't just for Fals...hint, hint...

I am gettin me some paint..
Your most welcome.
I have been debating it myself it would go really good with a Para and my G-3 in Rhodesian colors.
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Old 05-27-2012, 12:15 PM   #11
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So I would have assume that the Rhodies would have pressed anything they got into the effort, with the embargo and all - so I am seeing some Rommys and a milled (I can't tell the type - I am not good at this stuff) - but they only show them with their own gear, and most of it FAL. How would one go about a Bush Wars clone, eh?
I am still researching...I know there are more images out there, but it appears that it is slim pickins at the moment....I saw the Romys, and plenty of Russians. Note the UF, in the very first pic from the FAL files...bakelite magazines everywhere...seen them in some videos.

Probably a Russian AKM, with some Rhodie flare
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Scout with an AK...take a glance to the left of him...looks camoed as well.



A few more with Kalash:


















and even a PSL....now that is fair game:



Special thanks and credits to PennLongRifle and the FALFiles for such a fine collection historical reference material. I just re-grouped it for the AK folks.

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Color schemes, a few:




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Man, that first one is good. Musta missed that one - spent most of the afternoon on the brother FALfiles......You are right, tons of Bakelite, lots of slabside mags too. Lots of lightening cuts on milled aks, lots of underfolders too. Type 56 Chinese SKSes too - Did Mugs get stuff from China? No bayos to bee seen as yet. Where else? I have seen the AMD capture pic, and the Bakelite mounted in truck gun on the drivers side - though most are in pics with Scouts, eh?
I have seen the sks's as well....I am thinkin that most were probably from Russia....and Eastern Europe.....Chinia was on the scene...but during that time period the Soviet Union union was the mover of arms (next to the States).
Please share the AMD pic if possible....I havn't seen that one...

Now this got me a tad bit interested ...I have been in a boredom state here of recent...perhaps a few more projects await me

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Old 05-27-2012, 06:28 PM   #15
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Here is the amd:



The second picture is a members builds and collection from that conflict, beautiful builds...very nice...tops and beautiful, though not a paint scheme that one would see....please correct me if I am in error...as I am trying to be conflict correct, and my research is very limited thus far.
Credits to timkel for sharing such a beautiful build.



Third is a minty milled underfolder clone, simply beautiful, that could have been seen in Zanla hands, and perhaps later a capture by scouts. A minty example of course. Credits to timkel for sharing such a beautiful build.


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If you want some pictures of the camo'd weapons I can recommend these sources;
Early issues of SOF magazine
The book Contact Good luck finding a copy under $600.
Memories of rodesia dot com. Has several links and also come color videos on the site.

I have some friends that were over there. One recently passed. The family is trying to decide what to do with his DPMs.
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Alright, I just signed up at the FALfiles, waiting on the approval. It is an official itch I want to scratch. I want to see if, other than that 1 shot so far, there were any Rhodie painted AKs, and, clone the effer. Maybe a central African or Horn of clone, but I am aiming for a Bush Wars era.

Thanks krinkov762. Wanna split an order of paint?
I am member over there as well...I just spend my time mostly over here...as I am into the Klash stuff,,,I have 1/2 dozen FAL's, with a few inchers...mostly prebans....

That one Scout picture up above shows one that appears to be camoed Russian?...not a close up...but its done up..I just can't tell if its painted or rubbed... I think its a Russian clone, with Rhoadi camo it could fly, I am aiming for one like the Scout has on his left....its camoed....earth colors....which I would prefer anyhow.....paint, sure...but I might need some gallons though...as I might do a couple R's as well, ontop of the AKM(s)...maybe...a camoed PSL...maybe....they had them over there...see above, that lone example is minty...but that doesn't mean they didn't paint any....

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If you want some pictures of the camo'd weapons I can recommend these sources;
Early issues of SOF magazine
The book Contact Good luck finding a copy under $600.
Memories of rodesia dot com. Has several links and also come color videos on the site.

I have some friends that were over there. One recently passed. The family is trying to decide what to do with his DPMs.
Any Links to the above?

Back up for research...

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Contact II http://www.memoriesofrhodesia.com/au...ction_id=10449

Selous Scouts http://www.memoriesofrhodesia.com/au...ction_id=14096


They have several videos and complete movies on the site. I like "Game for Vultures".
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Might have to put something together sooner than later
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