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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian05 Jul 2024 6:33 a.m. PST

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Some gamers try to match historical colors for naval vessels. Some don't paint their models. Some feel any gray and any tan will do. Some spray-paint their models gray and are done with it.

On a scale of 0 (least accurate) to 10 (most accurate), how historically accurate are your WWII naval paint jobs?

Average response: 6.33

Captain Pete05 Jul 2024 6:33 p.m. PST

I try to be a 10 but probably paint in the 8 range or so for accuracy. It seems that no matter how hard you try there is always a little something that keeps things from being quite perfect. I do the best I can.

I try to have colors that are close, keeping in mind that paint weathers a great deal at sea and the hues can change a bit over time. Navy blue is a good example of a color that lightens and grays out quite a bit when a ship has been at sea for a while.

Personal logo foxbat Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2024 1:16 p.m. PST

Some schemes can be done faithfully in 1/2400, some can't. The dazzle scheme of the RN in 1943-44 is the limit that can be humanly achieved IMHO. But your mileage may vary…

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