WW2 jeep camo.
Summer is almost over, is it time for you to change the camo scheme of your jeep? Based solely on the number of WW2 pictures with camouflaged jeeps, I would hazard a guess that it was rarely used–especially in the European Theater of Operations (ETO).
However, that doesn’t mean the collector can’t paint his or her jeep anyway he wants too. Almost every WW2 jeep you see (including mine) is point some shade of OD.
What a bright chrome yellow to represent a jeep stationed on an airfield far behind the lines. That would be easy enough to do up. However, the checkerboard what and black or what and red paint scheme could be a handful to pull off.
The main thing is to do research into the jeep you want to represent. Heck, these jeeps soldiered on well past WW2, so you might have one in semi-gloss for the Korean war. It’s all up to you. Of course, some in the hobby think the jeeps are sacred cows and only should be painted two ways — factory direct or as issued in the field. Factory direct is pretty boring. No unit markings, not even the star only the basic paint job, the USA and registration number.
Have fun with your jeep!