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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:16 pm 
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Zacharias wrote:
Is there finally a definitive general agreement about Bismarck camouflage scheme during The Battle of the Denmark Strait and used colors?

There is a lot of contradicting information to be found across the web, confusing variations of used shades of dark and light gray on finished models, was waterline black or black-gray, what is correct shade of hull red, Swastikas over-painted or not, false painted waves, turret tops color etc ... so, please, help.


There are plenty of photos available on the internet searches that show the false bow wave still present when the ship was photographed leaving Norway. It stands to reason that it would not have been over painted during a high speed sea run to enter the Atlantic. The swastikas are present on the wreck. I am pretty sure I read that they were covered over with canvas.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:37 pm 
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The swastikas are visible on the wreck, but there are streaks throughout that can be interpreted as faded grey paint or the wood underneath. Faded paint would seem plausible given the rushed job it'd have to have been if it was used.

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Hello

Obviously, there is not a definitive solution to the issues raised. At Kbismarck there are some of the best Bismarck experts.

We cannot affirm that the scheme is 100% correct, but it is very plausible. Colors have been defined according to RAL specifications and have been lighted by 25% due to the scale effect.

The drawing will be updated if we can find more information. Stay tuned at KBismarck.

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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 2:18 pm 
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Thanks for reply.
Please, could you provide links to photographs used as a reference for making that drawing?

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Obviously, there is not a definitive solution to the issues raised. At Kbismarck there are some of the best Bismarck experts.

We cannot affirm that the scheme is 100% correct, but it is very plausible. Colors have been defined according to RAL specifications and have been lighted by 25% due to the scale effect.

The drawing will be updated if we can find more information. Stay tuned at KBismarck.

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Started adding list of available Bismarck/Tirpitz kits, plus links to gallery entries, on page 1.

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