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Parade paintjob- white stripes
spongya
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Posted: Monday, December 03, 2018 - 11:12 PM UTC
I saw a very attractive MiniArt boxart of a TOP recovery vehicle with this painting.

I could not find any information on the hows and whys but it looks good, and I would like to build my T-55A mod 1981 like that. However: when and why was this paint scheme used? Only as an eye candy for May 1 parades?
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Posted: Tuesday, December 04, 2018 - 12:06 AM UTC
They had not started with the white trim in 1945:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hITzVSw6t18

They had white trim in 1961:

and in 1960:


Doesn't look like parade trim in 1957:


May 1958:


But in 1959 they had trim:


No date for this one but only the "hubcaps" are white, not the raised profiles on the mudguards:


Sometime in the 1960's:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdF2v3t_zB4


T-55 tanks in 1962:



/ Robin
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Posted: Tuesday, December 04, 2018 - 02:36 AM UTC
It looks really nice... although I suspect it is not very practical Thank you

I'm probably going to be masking and painting the white on after adding the green.
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Posted: Tuesday, December 04, 2018 - 02:44 AM UTC
Practical? Hah!
Those white stripes were only for parades.
I think they have special regiments which have
the extra, or maybe even main, task of doing the parades.
I don't think they use vehicles painted in camouflage in the parades either, they look far too glossy for that.
/ Robin
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Posted: Thursday, December 06, 2018 - 09:35 AM UTC
You may have success with this:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tamiya-89002-X-2-Gloss-White-Enamel-Paint-Marker-Plastic-Model-Craft-Tools-/351735612998
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Posted: Thursday, December 06, 2018 - 04:09 PM UTC

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Practical? Hah!
Those white stripes were only for parades.
I think they have special regiments which have
the extra, or maybe even main, task of doing the parades.
I don't think they use vehicles painted in camouflage in the parades either, they look far too glossy for that.
/ Robin



It is the 2nd Guards "Tamanskaya" Motorized Rifle Division AKA Taman Guards