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Include three, twin 15-inch turrets as an option?
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 Post subject: Re: Camo quick question
PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:37 am 
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redalb2253 wrote:
Sorry about that it's the Scharnhorst book say's the two tone camo was used Light grey bow and stern and dark grey superstructure.

http://www.scharnhorst-class.dk/scharnh ... lyear.html

When sunk, Scharnhorst was wearing the disruptive scheme. Photos of the wreck confirm this. The two tone scheme was painted out earlier in 1943.

German Naval Camouflage, Volume Two is a good reference.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:16 am 
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Thanks Martin I knew the book was wrong I was looking for the color of grey on the early 43 scheme I just bought the Lifecolor Kriegmarine colors and was wondering what dark grey to use.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:24 am 
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Your not going to like this but you’ve got a couple of options. Schnelboot white bow and stern with KM51 elsewhere, or the darker version, light grey bow and stern, RAL7024 elsewhere. There is a third option that the grey on middle hull and superstructure might have been the KM mudgrey, I forget the RAL number. As with many colors for the German Navy, documentation is lacking.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:52 am 
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Thanks Dan that helps.

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I always found it a good idea to compare the unknown paints to the known ones (contrast-wise). I recall a b/w photo of the superstructure and that dark grey was just a tad lighter than the dark grey of the small band around the base of the bulkheads. That band was painted the same dark grey (RAL 7016) as the steel decks. It is just this that makes me believe that the dark superstructure was in range of RAL 7024. A "Dunkelgrau 51" is just too light, the contrast to the dark band around the base would be just too great.

With regard to "mud Grey", whatever that could be, there is only the "Schlickgrau 58" coming to my mind, which was a "petrol-proof" paint, and these paints were (intended to be) used on submarines only.


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Looks like Trumpeter/Hobby Boss is doing SH & GN in 1/350. Maybe a litte simpler for the Dragon haters and a better bow!


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