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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:27 pm 
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Perhaps we had that question already:

which deck colour had Exeter when she was sunk?

According to British and Commonwealth Warship Camouflage of WW II, Volume 3 by Malcolm Wright the wooden decks were not painted and the steel decks were in 507 B.

Ok, I tried to find photos showing the decks, which was not so easy.

There is this photo:
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205016739

I agree, the wooden decks appear to be wooden. But when was the photo made?

Another one, labelled with February 1942:
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http://britishimerialglory.tumblr.com/image/144887265173

Could be again unpainted wooden decks.

Here they appear to be very dark - but for sure bad quality:
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http://www.robin-brooks.com/special-ships/hms-exeter-sinking.shtml

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:17 pm 
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Hi Gents,

Having been queried a few times re the accuracy of the fore-gun angles on the painting I had commissioned after we discovered the wreck of HMS Exeter back in 2007, thought I'd post the following which shows just what an acute angle the fore guns could train aft on. Schematic from official plans of Exeter: Red dots mark B turrets angle of train, green dots A turrets. As they say, or to paraphrase in this instance, a schematic is worth a thousand words.

It also shows just who Exeter was concerned with / firing on in her last moments, i.e. the southern Jap cruisers, Haguro and Nachi, which were not abeam as portrayed in Capt Gordon's post war drawing.

Also recent historical photos have turned up that seem to confirm that one of Exeters port torpedo warheads 'dislodged' prior to firing and now rests (or did before her recent salvage) under the tubes, as is shown in u/w photos I took.

For more info on the background of the painting, should one so desire, please visit; http://www.jamesaflood.com/exeter.html


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:20 pm 
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Just to give the Forum the good news that the art-work has been created for the Kit Box to display and advertise -
for the Trumpeter 1/350 scale HMS Exeter Kit
The artist has also created artwork for the HMS Kent and Cornwall kits , as well the HMS York ( sister ship to Exeter )
This is the 2018-2019 Catalogue page from Trumpeter themselves .... so hopefully in the near future , we will have a companion to HMS Belfast !


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:57 pm 
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Looks like an early war version from the box art. I wonder if they'll release an as sunk version too!

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Aoshima's recently released 1/700 Exeter is in the as-lost configuration and appears quite good.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:19 pm 
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The Aoshima Exeter hull measures about 9.9 inches long and according to the O/A length in Wiki it should be 9.85 in long so it is to scale


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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 12:09 pm 
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Any pictures of the parts? I'm still waiting on mine coming from Japan.

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