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 Post subject: USN modern colors
PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:22 pm 
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Can somebody help me to find the good paint for the hull and the deck of a USS TICONDEROGA class ship? Humbrol, Tamiya or Gunze color .

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 Post subject: Re: USN modern colors
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:21 am 
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I was just about to ask this question, though I am also open to Model Master acrylics, Vallajo, and Revell Aquacolor. Thoughts anyone?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:09 am 
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This chart covers pre-war and WW2 but not for all brands. http://www.internetmodeler.com/2003/jun ... part_1.htm

Post war, The specification for modern USN Haze Gray is FS 26270. Testors Modelmaster Neutral Gray is FS 36270. The difference in the first digit is satin vs flat.

Testors MM Gunship Gray FS 36118 is a good match for deck gray. New flight deck non-skid is matched well by MM Engine Gray, FS 36076.

I don't know if Tamiya, Humbrol or Gunze include the FS number in their labeling.

Here's charts put out/hosted by Int'l Plastic Modelers Society-Stockholm.
http://www.ipmsstockholm.org/colorchart ... _gunze.htm
http://www.ipmsstockholm.org/colorchart ... umbrol.htm
http://www.ipmsstockholm.org/colorchart ... tamiya.htm

All that being said, WEM Colourcoats, based on Snyder&Short color charts are considered the most accurate by many.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:53 am 
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Russ2146 wrote:
Post war, The specification for modern USN Haze Gray is FS 26270.


And is FS 26270 convenient for a Vietnam era haze gray?
for a Essex SCB27c hull for example?
And would the FS 36118 be a good match for her flight deck?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:45 pm 
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FS X6270 is the color. X is a 2 or a 3, depending on the sheen of the paint that it labels. If the paint you find does not have the sheen that you want, get it anyway, apply it, and then overspray it with a clear coat in the sheen you want to end up with. Note that decals adhere better to gloss, so if flat paint is what you can find, use it, spray on a gloss clear coat, apply decals, spray again with flat clear coat.

I'm not altogether certain about the flight deck since I'm not into mobile air strips, what I posted before was what I found when I searched the subject earlier. I believe that flight deck finishes have changed over the years, and then you have the effect of weather, which includes the effects of flight ops. The following pictures are of the era

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:45 am 
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Thanks to sgtryan13 for the tip, Tamiya German Grey appears to be a great color for USN modern flight decks (pre-weathering). I would imagine it would also work for most horizontal surfaces, too.

Regarding the main color of USN ships, is it my imagination that they appear slightly blue-ish? I have looked over many photos, and have yet to find a satisfactory color in the Gunze/Tamiya line. The closest acrylic I have found is Medium Grey (Testors Model Master or Revell Aquacolor). Both appear slightly blue-ish, though the Model Master version is a little darker.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:37 am 
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We have the modern USN colors accurately matched and available in our Colourcoats enamels:

M 03, Modern USN Haze Gray;
M 04, Modern USN Deck Gray;
M 05, Modern USN Flight Deck Gray;
M 06, Modern USN Antifouling Red.

https://www.sovereignhobbies.co.uk/coll ... al-colours

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 Post subject: Re: USN modern colors
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:57 am 
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thanks guys !!!!
I have order my WEM paint :thumbs_up_1:


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and what about the blue antifouling on USS Port Royal ?

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Photos I've seen lead me to believe it's very close to the prewar USN True Blue, which is available in the Colourcoats aircraft range.

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