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Anton Ryzbak02 Jun 2012 9:39 p.m. PST

Just like the title says….

anybody up on German Imperial cruiser color schemes? Please advise!

Personal logo Doms Decals Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member03 Jun 2012 2:34 a.m. PST

Depends on the date you're aiming for, but white hull and tan upper works would seem the obvious pick:


Before that (late 1880s to early 1890s I think) there was a gorgeous black and orange scheme; model 2/3 of the way down this page:


Colour interpretation of the "orange" varies wildly, from tan to pumpkin orange; a Google for a ship of the time should yield a few interpretations – sticking SMS Beowulf into Google gets quite a range….

Dentatus Fezian03 Jun 2012 9:55 a.m. PST

Great project. Thanks for the inspiration and updates.

Anton Ryzbak03 Jun 2012 12:12 p.m. PST

Dom Skelton,
Wow! Both of those color schemes are great, thanks for the links. As much as I like the white/yellow-ochre, the black/orange color scheme is more appropriate for the period that I am looking at.

You weren't kidding about the variation in color for the yellow. After looking at those pictures I am almost ashamed to be posting my model on line.

Back to work.

Anybody know what I did wrong with the link?

Man, I gotta quit posting late at night!

Personal logo Doms Decals Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member03 Jun 2012 12:35 p.m. PST

Anybody know what I did wrong with the link?

Punctuation; your…. lead straight into the link and so gets read by the system as part of it just needs a space between the link url and anything preceding or following it.

Anton Ryzbak03 Jun 2012 6:56 p.m. PST

Thanks Dom

Personal logo chicklewis Supporting Member of TMP03 Jun 2012 7:38 p.m. PST

Really an impressive model, great-looking, very interesting, and USEFUL on the tabletop. I can barely wait to see your photos of the finished masterpiece.

Lion in the Stars04 Jun 2012 4:10 a.m. PST


That's pretty striking, all right!

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP04 Jun 2012 9:16 a.m. PST

So here is his link in a better format:


I like what you have been doing.


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