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Topic review - Calling all RM Littorio class fans!
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  Post subject:  Re: Calling all RM Littorio class fans!  Reply with quote
@Ciao Giampiero,

Thx for your reply. I checked your Humbrol-Color codes (I am painting with Vallejo Model Color). So, if understand you correctly, the grey is a very dark grey, there is no blue in it? Is that correct?

All turrets are all painted on the top with the same color as the deck, the main (3x3 381-mm) AND the secondary (4x3 152-mm) arttillery. Correct?

I guess you are Italian. Just saw the news. I cross my fingers that the awful situation in Italy is going to ease off in the next days.

Thanks, stay healthy and take care of yourselves wherever you are. Greetings from Germany to Italy,

Jack
Post Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:42 pm
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JackSix wrote:
Aye, aye sailors,

I am building the Roma, kinda scratch-building, in 1/1200 scale in the camouflage painting/pattern as of 1941. Currently I'm desperately trying to figure out the midship deck color and the top color of the turrets.

What was the midship deck color? I am not sure if the painting guides are historically correct. To my knowledge the Roma had a steel deck (the rear flight deck was wooden covered) and it was painted in a dark, more blackish, grey. However, most of the painting guides show a blue deck color (see attached Trumpeter painting guide).

Secondly, what was the top color of the turrets? Again, most painting guides such as the attached Trumpeter guide suggest the same deck color for the top of all turrets. However, historical pictures (pls. find attached) suggest that top of turrets had the general base "Light Grey" color, Grigio Chiaro.

Anybody an idea, what as of 1941 the midship deck color and the top color of the turrets were?

Thx and stay healthy,

Jack



Ciao Jack,

The camouflage on the battleship Rome was painted in May / June 1942, the steel bridges are as dark as the top of the towers, both large and medium-sized. The lead was passed on the bridges by brushing, I as a color depending on the stocks of the colors I have (Humbrol 27 with a few drops of Humbrol 53) or Humbrol 32.

In the photo you inserted in the post, the ship still had to be delivered to the Navy

Ciao Giampiero
Post Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:36 pm
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thebunkerparodie wrote:
is it possible to do a impero using roma/littorio hull?


Ciao ,

For Battleship Impero you can use the hull Littorio

Regards
Giampiero
Post Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:28 pm
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is it possible to do a impero using roma/littorio hull?
Post Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:08 am
  Post subject:  Re: Calling all RM Littorio class fans!  Reply with quote
Aye, aye sailors,

I am building the Roma, kinda scratch-building, in 1/1200 scale in the camouflage painting/pattern as of 1941. Currently I'm desperately trying to figure out the midship deck color and the top color of the turrets.

What was the midship deck color? I am not sure if the painting guides are historically correct. To my knowledge the Roma had a steel deck (the rear flight deck was wooden covered) and it was painted in a dark, more blackish, grey. However, most of the painting guides show a blue deck color (see attached Trumpeter painting guide).

Secondly, what was the top color of the turrets? Again, most painting guides such as the attached Trumpeter guide suggest the same deck color for the top of all turrets. However, historical pictures (pls. find attached) suggest that top of turrets had the general base "Light Grey" color, Grigio Chiaro.

Anybody an idea, what as of 1941 the midship deck color and the top color of the turrets were?

Thx and stay healthy,

Jack


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Post Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:30 am
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Below the waterline a hull was painted green.

chazi wrote:
Hi
Does anybody have drawings or photos for a shell plating on Roma class hull?
What was the colour of underwater part of hull? Brownish or green?
Thanks

I would like to make an imitation on my Trumpeter model 1/350 Roma.
Post Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:56 pm
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Hi
Does anybody have drawings or photos for a shell plating on Roma class hull?
What was the colour of underwater part of hull? Brownish or green?
Thanks

I would like to make an imitation on my Trumpeter model 1/350 Roma.
Post Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:52 pm
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Thanks Timmy, saved me some money, I’m a full hull guy and I’ve putty’d my last hull
Post Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:32 pm
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Horizontal waterline split: https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10590578
Post Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:33 pm
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To anyone who has the new 1/350 Littorio kit, does it have full hull split vertically, like Trumpeter has gone to lately or the waterline upper and lower hull like Roma, which was their last kit to feature that?
Post Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:26 pm
  Post subject:  Re: Calling all RM Vittorio Veneto-class fans!  Reply with quote
ModelMonkey wrote:
Zacharias wrote:
...Btw., there is no Vittorio Veneto class ships, so that typo in a topic name should be corrected.


Fixed.


Thanks Steve, that was fast. :)
Post Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:21 pm
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Zacharias wrote:
...Btw., there is no Vittorio Veneto class ships, so that typo in a topic name should be corrected.


Fixed.
Post Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:21 pm
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No one to help with reply?
Seems like all Littorio class fans went missing, just two messages since April 2019!? :(
Btw., there is no Vittorio Veneto class ships, so that typo in a topic name should be corrected.
Post Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:47 pm
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Fairly soon I am going to start my Trumpeter 1/350 Roma and Littorio projects.

What Detail Set (PE + metal barrel set) is considered the best one?

AFAIK at the moment the only available options are:
Flyhawk
MK1 Design

What would you suggest?
Post Posted: Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:10 pm
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interesting Sprue Shots showing the difference Trumpeter have made for the different bows for the 1/350
Roma and Littorio ( and later on , the Vittorio Veneto )

note - the Roma has an angled V line in front of the forward A Turret ( Littorio has 3 parallel lines instead )
with 2 Hawsepipes on the deck for Roma , and 3 for the Littorio
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Post Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:05 pm
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Hi, these are a few pictures: the first is a brass RAF Ministry model, the 2nd is a Bassett-Lowke Recognition model for RAF, and the third (LIT) and fourth (VV) are pictures off the web. I've also seen/have the models from the same makers with the 90mm and bridge structure filled out. Your timelines might explain why the Recognition models were as of yet uncompleted ships


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:07 pm
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DougKn wrote:
Hi, All
I have and seen two Recognition Models of LITTORIO without 90mm guns and range finders (one a Bassett-Lowke, the other a RAF brass one), as well as seen the photos of her in that configuration. How long was LITTORIO in that state, and did she ever "serve" in that condition? Or were the British just eager to get a representation of that ship out?

Hello

Those models are very interesting. Can you publish some pictures?

Littorio was commissioned May 6, 1940, and Vittorio Veneto April 28. Both in external completed condition (all guns and directors). Some tests and problems made the effective service in August.

So, for Italian war declaration (June 10) the twins were on tests and exercises. Also, because this, they did not participate in the battle of Punta Stilo (Battle of Calabria in english).

In conclusion, uncompleted Littorio did not saw some naval service. Only civilian service, without Regia Marina ensign.

Littorio and Vittorio Venneto tests (summer 1940).
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Post Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:53 am
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Hi, All
I have and seen two Recognition Models of LITTORIO without 90mm guns and range finders (one a Bassett-Lowke, the other a RAF brass one), as well as seen the photos of her in that configuration. How long was LITTORIO in that state, and did she ever "serve" in that condition? Or were the British just eager to get a representation of that ship out?
Post Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:29 pm
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Hello Pascal,


Yes the colour Vittorio Veneto is light grey , I use the Humbrol 147, I have attached the scheme

Regards Giampiero

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:50 am
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Hello Chris ,

The colour of bottom is green.

Regards
Giampiero
Post Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:37 am

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