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Tortorella Supporting Member of TMP14 Jul 2021 1:15 p.m. PST

Somewhere here recently someone mentioned Japanese carriers being painted green.i had never heard of this even after quite a bit of study years ago.

Can someone elaborate and also what shade of green should I use if I go this route?

Onomarchos14 Jul 2021 1:34 p.m. PST


Take a look at this.


Personal logo Dye4minis Supporting Member of TMP14 Jul 2021 2:48 p.m. PST

What a wonderful site, Mark. Thanks very much for sharing!


dragon6 Supporting Member of TMP14 Jul 2021 2:48 p.m. PST

If you do late war, 1944 on, carriers have camouflage decks.

Personal logo Dye4minis Supporting Member of TMP14 Jul 2021 3:48 p.m. PST

Dragon6. There are really nice examples in the link Mark (ohnomarchos above). Just scroll down a few entries. They are in color also.

Tortorella Supporting Member of TMP14 Jul 2021 6:07 p.m. PST

Wow! This is great stuff Mark. Much thanks, my question answered and then some!

McKinstry Fezian14 Jul 2021 9:31 p.m. PST


This gentleman does 1/1800, 1/2400 and 1/3000 carrier deck decals. They show all the various nationalities.

Also note that the paint company LifeColor makes accurate IJN, USN, RN and KM paint sets available from various vendors.

Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2021 3:34 a.m. PST

Watch out for Mal Wright's forthcoming book on IJM camouflage, there is an extensive section on carriers – and their aircraft (I'm proof-reading at the moment)

Personal logo Dye4minis Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2021 8:14 p.m. PST

Mal does such great work! That's good to hear David!

ww2navyguy07 Aug 2021 11:48 a.m. PST

Any idea when Mal's Japanes WW2 camo book will be avaialbe? I want to keep an eye out to purchase this as soon as it is out. Thanks!

ww2navyguy12 Sep 2021 10:16 a.m. PST

Thought I would check back in to see if you might know when Mal's next book might be released? I have all of his other books and would love to get my hands on this next edition on naval camo.


Tortorella Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2021 8:28 p.m. PST

I saw some of Mal's work before I left FB Naval Gaming group (just because it was Facebook). It was fantastic and now that I am not on FB I cannot go back to see if any of the samples were carrier hulls.

Personal logo 4th Cuirassier Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2021 3:16 a.m. PST

Any green you like is fine surely. The shade used matters little compared to the lighting conditions you're modelling.

ww2navyguy08 Dec 2021 7:37 p.m. PST

Is there any new news on when Mal's next Japanese WW2 camo book will be released? I thought I would check back and ask.

ww2navyguy23 Jan 2022 4:07 p.m. PST

Just checking back again to see if anyone has news on Mal Wright's new camouflage book of WW2 Japanese ships? Is there a targeted release date?

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