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Waffenamt
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Here's a strange one i got given last year.

Apparently for German Night-Fighters?

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Davejb
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Well I,m surprised, this is an easy ID, its a carrot container used on night fighters, The crew munch on the carrots so they can see in the dark, come on guys get those old brains working!!!

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Manu Della Valle

That's a wood pore-filler laquer to treat the wood before painting...it could have been used for Me163s,Arados,Gothas,He162s and even Oma Heidi's rocking chair after the War or if her hubby happened to work at a nearby LW facility!
"Dicklack" in red means that it was thick and needed thinning!
HTH
Manu
P.S.;can I post your picture on a modelling page?

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Manu Della Valle

It's been produced by ICI Farbe in Koln! ;)

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Typos! >:-(

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Waffenamt
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On 13/03/2016 at 17:15, Manu Della Valle said:

That's a wood pore-filler laquer to treat the wood before painting...it could have been used for Me163s,Arados,Gothas,He162s and even Oma Heidi's rocking chair after the War or if her hubby happened to work at a nearby LW facility!
"Dicklack" in red means that it was thick and needed thinning!
HTH
Manu
P.S.;can I post your picture on a modelling page?

Thanks for the info Manu. Yes,of course you can post the pic. Just mentioned borrowed from a pal ;)

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Waffenamt
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Hey @DAK D,One on ebay not long ago for quite a few quid!

 

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the colonel
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its a milk churn

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Waffenamt
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22 minutes ago, the colonel said:

its a milk churn

Deffo paint/lacquer bud. Might shove it in the NAAFI for a trade up.

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Manu Della Valle

Looks like a milk churn but it's a paint container instead!
Cheers
Manu

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Desert Rat

Hello Waff,

So with all the comments....what exactly is this container, paintwork and stencils all look original, but I am unsure as well as others?

Help us out

Best to you & you family for the Festive Season...Have a GREAT one!

Desert Rat

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Desert Rat

Hello Manu & Waff,

Best wishes for 2019...to you and your families.

Keep collecting and let's see more of your items on MCN.

Best to you.....Desert Rat

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correction to text

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Waffenamt
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Its as Manu says it was. Cant find the bloody thing now? Wonder if i have traded it?  All the best to you Rats.

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Desert Rat

Hello Waff,

What a shame if you have traded it, if so I hope you got a good deal out of it?

Best to you....Desert Rat

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ChrisMAg2

If I may, I would like to add something on the paint label mentioned earlier:

Flieglack 7138.-  reads as Aero lacquer #7138. The "-" after the four digits indicates this is a transpart, non colored or clear medium and could also be expressed as ".00"

The "Flieglackkette 33" is a system or group of paints that are to be applied according to the purpose. In this case (Flieglackkette 33) is for fireproofing of wooden surfaces. There were ca. 10 different Flieglackketten directely relating to use and purpose, e.g. for internal, external, metal, wood, fabric, plastic, firepoofing, anti corrosion,  for land and or sea based aircraft.

This means 7138.- is a wood pore filler (sanding sealer) with a side effect of also fireproofing wooden surfaces. These surfaces could then be top coated with e.g. (for the He162 wing surfaces) a polyvinyl chloride based lacquer 7115.81, 7115.82 or 7115.76.

The term "Dicklack" refers to a highly thixothrope medium (lacquer base) that had to thinned down according to e.g. the used spray nozzle and spraying pressure.

Regards
Christian M. Aguilar
 

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Desert Rat

Hello Chris,

At last a sensible answer, all we have to is print it out- go to Google Translate - and wait for the answer.

But you have answered it and I agree.....Many Thanks for the info.

Best to you.....Desert Rat

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ChrisMAg2

I forgot to mention the following:

In my example for the possible topcoat of this primer, the two digits after number 7115 indicate hereby the colors of this topcoat. 76 is a light (sky-) blue, 82 is a dark green and 81 can be a brown or green depending on the source.

There is also the term "unbrennbar" which means "not flammable or not combustable". I don't know how this may or may not relate to the signage underneath this label.

Regards

Christian M. Aguilar

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Desert Rat

Many Thanks Chris for the added info, at least we can begin to find out about this item.

Best to you....Desert Rat/ Ian

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ChrisMAg2

I found an article, referring to some war time paint cans found in 2008 in the Czech Republic.

http://www.letletlet-warplanes.com/2008/07/01/luftwaffe-paints-new-discoveries/

 

On the first photo, the last line could likely read: Fa. Ick, Danzig as in Ick Company of/ from Danzig.

Little by little, we are getting somewhere. Only, I don't know where "somewhere" is or will be...

Regards
Christian M. Aguilar

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Richard Auld
On 11/01/2019 at 17:31, Waffenamt said:

Its as Manu says it was. Cant find the bloody thing now? Wonder if i have traded it?  All the best to you Rats.

Always interested in a trade if you still have it.

Rich

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ChrisMAg2

Different paint cans. An ebay example, AGO plant, Oschersleben, 29. April 1945 . Check the up-left quadrant:

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Source:  ebay link

Regards
Christian M. Aguilar

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Desert Rat

Hello Chris,

Thanks for the images and very interesting what you have.....Best to you!

Desert Rat/ Ian

 

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