Schéma de Camouflage Britannique «Mickey Mouse», Seconde Guerre Mondiale, 1944

Schéma de Camouflage Britannique «Mickey Mouse», Seconde Guerre Mondiale, 1944

Ce tracteur d'artillerie ACE Matador has been painted en schéma de camouflage britannique de 1944 popularly known as «Mickey Mouse» pattern, because of the distinctive black mouse ears painted on ou sprayed sur la couleur de base kaki drab. If you look closely, you can see the top of Mickey's head immediately above the rear wheel. The pattern was used on many véhicules participating in the Normandy invasion et the subsequent campaigns in France, Belgique et the Netherlands. The pattern is surprisingly easy to recreate in miniature, using an aérographe et a cardboard template avec various clusters of small circular holes. The template was held against la caisse du camion at various angles, et sprayed through avec peinture noire mat.

Templates d'Aérographe

Cardboard pattern used for spraypainting le schéma de camouflage «Mickey Mouse» britannique

The «Mickey Mouse» véhicule pattern ist difficult et time consuming to paint by hand, because the small mouse ears need to be perfectly round to achieve the desired effect. The author used a hole punch from an old leather working tool set to punch several clusters of holes into a long strip of posterboard. This template works very well for camions et other boxshaped véhicules, but it may be difficult to apply to the rounded surfaces of tank turrets.

Some manufacturers of etched brass parts also offer stencils et templates which may be used to spray marquages et schémas de camouflage on 1/72 scale véhicules.

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Figurines Britanniques de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale