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Cold Warrior12 Aug 2016 8:45 a.m. PST

Wanted to see what specific grey colors people are using for their various modern fleets. While my Soviet/Russian fleet is nearly finished, soon need to start on US, UK and other NATO states, Japan the PRC & Taiwan among others, so would be interested in the color choices used by others.

dragon612 Aug 2016 4:34 p.m. PST

US hulls Testors MM Aggressor Gray lightened with a little white
US decks charcoal grey lightened a bit TLAR
US all flight decks – black

USSR hulls Testors Polly-S light topside gray
USSR decks Tamiya leather brown – shading red

UK hulls Testors MM Camouflage Gray
UK decks same as US deck but lighter

hull JNSDF Tamiya XF12 J.N. Gray
deck JNSDF Tamiya XF12 J.N. Gray

SteveZodiac Supporting Member of TMP13 Aug 2016 5:02 a.m. PST

Any idea what color to use for the Philippine Navy?

whenimaginationfails13 Aug 2016 8:09 a.m. PST

Unfortunately, dragon6, Testors phased out their Floquil/Polly Scale/Polly-S paints a few years back. That was a sad day since I still think they were the best paints for miniatures. Thankfully, adding a bit of water keeps my bottles from drying out at least.

I put this color map together a few years back from the paints I had when I started painting modern naval miniatures:

I found this color comparison as well:

colkitto13 Aug 2016 1:09 p.m. PST

I've been using Humbrol 147 (with a Klear/black wash) for my 1/3000 Chinese. And I have done some Argentine stuff in H127 (but that's a random guess).

Cold Warrior16 Aug 2016 4:04 p.m. PST

Thanks gents, lots of good suggestions.

Pericles, I paint chip my colors as well in organized charts.

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