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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:41 am 
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The Canadian painted at least two of their ships in World War 2-like camouflage pattern to commemorate the Battle of the Atlantic:

Frigate HMCS/NCSM Regina (FFH-334) (Halifax class)

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https://www.navalassoc.ca/nac-news-edition-k328-swansea-ww2-river-class-j328-middlesex-ww2-algerine-class/

There was a kit by Resin Shipyard (1/700) and there is one by Iron Shipwright (1/350) (but both of the original fit, not with the updated radars etc.).

More photos:
https://www.reddit.com/r/WarshipPorn/comments/djyl4u/hmcs_regina_with_her_new_dazzle_paint_scheme/
http://www.forposterityssake.ca/Navy/HMCS_REGINA_334.htm
https://www.lookoutnewspaper.com/photos-hmcs-reginas-new-paint/
http://www.lookoutnewspaper.com/hmcs-regina-conducts-sensors-weapons-testing/
https://twitter.com/hmcs_ncsmregina/status/1187916488176369665?lang=cs


Coastal defence vessel HMCS/NCSM Moncton (MM 708) (Kingston class)
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https://www.reddit.com/r/CanadianForces/comments/d5j898/hmcs_moncton_mm_708_wait_whut/

More photos:
https://twitter.com/royalcannavy/status/1172973067598999554
https://www.trendsmap.com/twitter/tweet/1172877499304427521

The Kingston class is available as 1/700 kit by Dodo Models.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:21 am 
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Looks great! Thanks for posting.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:01 am 
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That's really cool.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:53 am 
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On a (vaguely) related note - CP Rail also got in on the act:

https://www.cpr.ca/en/media/canadian-pa ... ocomotives

I saw the sand-coloured locomotive hauling a westbound train through Calgary and had to look it up :-)


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:23 pm 
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Yep, they were repainted over last summer, debuting in ~August (for Moncton) and September (Regina). Here's a blurb on the rationale and origins of these two schemes from a briefing note I produced for RUSI-Nova Scotia that'll be published shortly:
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The disruptive paint schemes worn today by HMC Ships Regina and Moncton are adapted from the
patterns worn by destroyers such as HMC Ships Qu’Appelle, Chaudière, and Skeena in 1944 while
supporting Operation NEPTUNE. The options analysis and sample drawings for the disruptive patterns’
application on current RCN ships were prepared in 2009 by Lieutenant(N) Jason Delaney, Naval
Historian at the Directorate of History and Heritage, following a Maritime Forces Atlantic request for
potential application during the RCN’s Centennial. Delaney offered several options, but recommended
what he termed “Admiral Disruptive Scheme, D-Day” to highlight the RCN’s involvement in Operation
NEPTUNE and to avoid repeating two other schemes currently worn by museum ships: the “graded” dark
hull/light superstructure worn by HMCS Haida, and the white-and-blue “Western Approaches” scheme
worn by HMCS Sackville. While the 2009 designs were never implemented for the Centennial, they were
brought back in 2019 to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the end of the Battle of the Atlantic (BoA).
Ironically, then, although the schemes are being publicized as commemorating the BoA, the schemes
themselves were initially chosen a decade ago to highlight the RCN’s role in Operation NEPTUNE/DDay.


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Thank you very much for the explanation for the specific pattern!

It is very interesting and very tempting to built one of the ships - modern ships with camouflage pattern are rare.

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maxim wrote:
(Halifax class)

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there is one by Iron Shipwright (1/350) (but both of the original fit, not with the updated radars etc.).


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:04 am 
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I have this kit of the Halifax class:
http://www.resinshipyard.com/pages/kit_pages/halifax_700_2006.html
http://www.modellmarine.de/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2747:resin-shipyard-fregatte-hmcs-halifax-1700&catid=367

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I have the ISW 1/350 kit and do plan on painting her per the commemorative camo - but without the new post-refit parts, I can't really do it accurately, so might just go with a "what if" the original idea for the centennial celebration went through. That also gives me the opportunity to portray a ship with a more personal connection than Regina.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:57 am 
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The most prominent change would be the replacement of the SPS-49 by SMART-S. A SMART-S antenna is not so difficult to scratch built, probably easier than to make the PE SPS-49 antenna. I have not yet made on overview, which other changes are required.

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There's also the new structure for the SATCOM domes on the forward part of the aft hangar. CEROS 200 will also be needed. There are additional changes to the lattice mast, along with the Elbit ESM semi-"cones". The helideck needs to have the "grate" for the Sea King's rear landing gear removed. You'd also need MASS launchers, and a modernized housing for the 57mm. New S-band navigation radar, and new Sea Giraffe as well.

In sum, there are lots of bits and pieces, few of which are available as aftermarket.

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