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DB Draft11 Oct 2019 2:14 a.m. PST

Here is a mix of 1/600 and 1/700 scale Italian vessels. These are from a variety of sources (3D printed and resin) as there are not many commercially available models for the Regia Marina.

Turbine & Soldati Destroyers

Gabbiano Corvette

MAS, VAS and MS Torpedo Boats

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I would highly recommend the book "Italian Naval Camouflage of World War II" by Marco Ghiglino. It has extensive coverage of all vessel types. Clean coloured line drawings showing both port and starboard views.

Some interesting points are that all Italian ships had unique camouflage schemes and these were mostly different on both sides, sometimes the colours were simply inverted.

Earlier in the war they also had white bow and stern areas but these were painted over in the summer of 1942. There are examples of various shades of dark grey being used.

Jcfrog12 Oct 2019 6:44 a.m. PST

What are these strange tails behind them?

alan L12 Oct 2019 6:46 a.m. PST

I presume that the tails are the ship's wake.

Jcfrog13 Oct 2019 4:46 a.m. PST

Yes, but they look strange. Something to do with rules maybe.

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP13 Oct 2019 3:28 p.m. PST

I surmise the tails are for 'Cruel Seas' as I have seen similar tails on their ships? link

DB Draft14 Oct 2019 1:36 a.m. PST

The tails are pretty obviously wakes for the ships, I have yet to see a ship move through water that does not produce a wake. It does serve a useful purpose in showing the speed of the vessel. They are based on the Cruel Seas wake idea.

I am surprised no one has commented on the "spikey looking flowers" behind the corvette, so just to be clear these represent depth charge explosions.

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP14 Oct 2019 5:28 a.m. PST


They're fantastic paints DB (and appreciate your humor here too) :)))

DB Draft15 Oct 2019 1:53 a.m. PST

Thanks FlyXwire, I am happy with how they turned out. A little "salty" humour can be thematic at times.

hindsTMP Supporting Member of TMP24 Oct 2019 8:47 p.m. PST

Nice paint jobs.

BTW, the red and white recognition stripes appear to be backwards, unless your images have been inadvertently reversed…

DB Draft26 Oct 2019 3:36 a.m. PST

When I read your comment hinds I had a mini-heart attack… I google searched images and you are correct they are the wrong way. I then began to plan on how I was going to reverse them. Fortunately I then looked at my models and they are striped in the correct direction! So yes I must have inverted the images by mistake.

Good spotting, crisis averted!

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