B.S.C. № 61 »Light Stone«

B.S.C. № 61 Light Stone

B.S.C. № 61 »Light Stone«, Mike Starmer’s recommended mixture of eight parts Humbrol 74 »Linen« and one part Humbrol 26 »Khaki«, compared to our »Light Stone« mixture of »Tamiya XF-57 »Buff«, XF-3 »Flat Yellow« and XF-2 »White« at a ratio of 2:1:1, and the Humbrol mixture tinted with 22 % white to account for aerial perspective.

B.S.C. № 61 »Light Stone« was the common basic colour introduced in November 1940 for all British Army vehicles in the Middle East. The General Order excluded armoured fighting vehicles and artillery equipment, which were to be painted as required by the commands concerned, in accordance with the then present practice. Based on available supplies, either B.S.C. № 61 »Light Stone« or B.S.C. № 64 »Portland Stone« were permitted as basic colours of the British Caunter Scheme.

B.S.C. № 61 »Light Stone«

  • Light Stone No. 61, AK 11377
  • BSC N 61 Light Stone, AK Real Colors RC040
  • Crusader Sand, Colours of War FWP363
  • Humbrol: 8 × 74 »Linen« + 1 × 26 »Khaki«
  • Light Stone 61, LifeColor UA 225
  • British Light Stone No. 61, Mission Models MMP-044
  • BSC No. 61 Light Stone, Mr. Paint MRP-337
  • Tamiya: 2 × XF-57 »Buff« + 1 × XF-3 »Flat Yellow« + 1 × XF-2 »White«
  • Dark Sand RAL 1001, Vallejo 70.847
  • UK Light Stone 61, Vallejo 71.143

Bibliography

  • Starmer, Mike: The Caunter Scheme, 1940–1941
  • Starmer, Mike: Alamein and After, 1942–1943
  • Starmer, Mike: Sicily and Italy, 1943–1945

British Army Camouflage Patterns, 1930–1945