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Haig20/06/2009 02:04:33
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Hi All,
I am trying to find out if there are Humbrol colours that are a match for the following WW2 Coastal Forces.
 - Deck and upper surfaces of a Fairmile D that would have been operating in the channel area.
 - Crew uniform (dark colour0 when out on patrol.
 
I have a copy of the book Anatomy of a ship that shows a fairly blueish grey for the deck
 
Regards
 
 
Paul T20/06/2009 07:34:12
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Hi Haig
 
When I built my Vosper I researched the 1940 - 1942 period and found that many boats were painted matt black however this changed after 1942 and only a few boats finished the war in this colour.
Whilst being true to history it doesn't make a very eye catching colour scheme.
 
Some boats ended up with dark grey decks / upper superstructure and one was even painted white with blue lines.
 
Try looking at these sites
 
http://www.shipcamouflage.com/royal_navy1.htm (this site has true to life shades that I used to match a colour mix)
 
Paul
 
 
Haig21/06/2009 01:32:33
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Thanks Paul,
My research from Allied Coastal Forces of WW2 (vol 1) Lambert & Ross indicated
G45 - grey and white (side surfaces), and B15 - a very dark blueish grey for upper surfaces and decks.
 
From another website similar to one you suggested I found paint chip colours
 
I had not seen any Fairmile D models in any of the mags or photo galleries with the decks this colour so I thought it better to check.
 
Haig
Kevin Bellman22/06/2009 21:45:41
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Hi Haig
 
 
They do a full range of navy colours. Where there has been confusion with Ref nos I have emailed them and they replied within a couple of days with an answer.
 
Kevin
Paul T23/06/2009 07:40:47
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Haig
 
During research into channel crossing boats of WW2 I found that many different colour schemes were employed, often based upon the individual Captains perception of what might be best to suit particular conditions.
For example the SOE used speedboats that were coated with blackboard paint and flat dark green stripes which helped to break up the lines of the boat, even at very close quarters.
 
Paul
Haig23/06/2009 15:09:14
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Thanks Kevin & Paul,
 
I have visited the WEM website and purchased a few tinlets of the G45 & B15 shades.
This will get me the correct shades.
 
I will post a couple of photos of the unfinished boat into my album.
 
Regards
Haig

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