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Sundance03 Aug 2018 9:24 p.m. PST

I always thought the decks were dark grey until I saw a model with green decks. Now when I look at photographs, I can see the green. So what color were they – green or grey? Thanks in advance!

David Manley03 Aug 2018 10:01 p.m. PST

Green in the 70s, although dark grey was being introduced at the time. So all the new gas ships were grey, and some older ships transitioned during refits.

Sundance04 Aug 2018 4:23 a.m. PST

Great, thanks David.

David Manley04 Aug 2018 6:18 a.m. PST

FWIW in my Falklands collection all the T21, T22, T42 and CVS have grey decks, RFAs are grey, other RN have green decks with grey flight decks

Sundance04 Aug 2018 8:35 a.m. PST

OK, I was painting a Blackwood for Cod Wars. Have a Tribal and another Blackwood on the way.

David Manley04 Aug 2018 9:14 a.m. PST

Definitely green :)

Sundance04 Aug 2018 11:48 a.m. PST

Got it. Thanks again, David.

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