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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:19 pm 
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There is a cross reference chart posted on the Tru-Color Paint website for WWII Camouflage Measures # 1 through 33 for the various Grays, Blues, Black and White colors, plus Anti-Fouling Red used on most of the major warships used in the Atlantic and Pacific Theater of Operations and the corresponding Tru-Color Paint color.

This should make it easier for the modeler to determine which paint to use with which scheme and year he is building that applies to the ship. The chart also lists the colors most common to all ships; Anti-Fouling Red, Boot Black and Bronze (for the propellers).

Note that we are seeking information for the many greens and browns used for LST's, PT boats, other landing craft, etc. used in both theaters of operation. We need the combination of colors, years used, etc. Once we have enough info gathered on these colors (and there are many colors - 30+) we will put a chart together and post that too.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to reply to this thread.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:02 pm 
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Went to your website to look and couldn't find it.

Nothing I hate more than wasting my time trying to find something that should be an easy one or two clicks away.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:10 pm 
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It was just two clicks away, however, it did take a lot of searching to find. I would have expected it in the military colors section. Seems the "new" banner for marine section throws everyone off the trail.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:08 pm 
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Would have been nice to find it on the Color chart page.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:19 pm 
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http://trucolorpaint.com/wp-content/upl ... asures.pdf


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:22 pm 
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Sorry guys not sure why the link didn’t work?


Last edited by Timmy C on Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:46 pm, edited 1 time in total.
there was an extra 'p' at the end - fixed


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:21 pm 
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Sorry for confusion. Thought it would be obvious under "Marine Vessels". Will have my IT guy change the name to Naval Vessels since we are doing 90+% military ships. We put the color charts for all the military colors under their respective areas. The reference on top will be changed to railroad color charts as that is what our original main production items were.

Everything you need is under the Marine Vessels click through - all the color chips, the complete listing of every U.S. Navy color, Imperial Japanese Navy color that is currently released or will be available this year. The Kreigsmarine (German WWII Navy) colors are in development but will be out in 2019. There are order forms there as well and info on "generic" colors for various uses.

However, we will have R & D samples on display at the IPMS National Convention being held at the Phoenix Convention Center on August 1-4, 2018. Drop by our tables for a chat.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:54 am 
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Congratulations on your new venture. Looks like you have a really nice selection of product.

As others have commented your next big challenge is making it easy for consumers to find what they are looking for. Like it or not, you're now not only in the paint business, you're also in the ecommerce business and that means a well designed interface.

I recommend two books that will go a long way in helping you sort out your usability issues. The first is "Don't Make Me Think" by Steve Krug. Like the title suggests, it deals with the "ease of use" when presenting information and gives strategies on how to achieve them. It's a small book and a quick read so I'd recommend everyone involved in the web side of your business become familiar with it.

The second is "Information Architecture" by Peter Morville and Louis Rosenfeld. This book is more of a mouthful but packed with information that will help you establish an architecture for your site that will allow it to grow without it turning into a shantytown. Your IT guy should have it in his library.

Really good web design is more than just IT and knowing how to code. At it's core it's about humans and their behaviors (some logical and some not so logical). You know your product inside and out but a first time visitor doesn't. What's easy and straightforward to you might be difficult and bewildering for them. Help them and you'll be helping yourself.

Best of luck.

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