Another interesting subject is all text on the vehicles, often painted with stencils. I have been studying originals when I had an opportunity and will show some pics and personal theorys. (pics below from "Wheels and tracks" No 59 and the other two experied Ebay).
After studying original texts on vehicles I found out that they where not always sprayed with airbrush and stencil, but "dotted with a sponge" (?) and stencil - sometimes they where also painted by hand.
Hi Nick - thanks for stencil pics - very interesting. As for the white stencil on Panzergrau colour - I wonder could that be a mistake which was later rectified with black stencil? I say this as I believe that the white stenciling was not used on doors like this only black lettering - even when applied against a Panzergrau background.
Vehicle owners/restorters, however, often make mistake of painting white stenicls on Panzergrau doors but i have not seen this in wartime pics.
Below is another interesting pic for you .... once again shows that not all stencils were applied using paint spray
This was a really nice pic - thanks for sharing! Pics tells you more than a thousand words (old saying) and here you can see the brassmetal stencils for the numbers, and painting numberplate on the rear locker with the Notek still attached - great!
For those who are interested. I made some stencils in .stx file witch you can use with a cutting plotter. It is free to download on my site. www.filmprops.nl/produkten/SWstencils.htm I am still working on new one's.
Guidelines for tactical signs from XIX. Geb.-Armee-Korps from 1944. That is: Applicable to the vehicles from the Wehrmacht forces in northern part of Norway and Finnland, particularly at the end of the war period. If you cannot read german you're kind of stuck here, because there are quite some details given for how to put the things correctly together.