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Mess Deck: General Section => Full Scale Ships => Topic started by: merseyferry on September 09, 2015, 03:38:12 pm

Title: colour
Post by: merseyferry on September 09, 2015, 03:38:12 pm
hello all little question about the colour of the deck of the old Smit Rotterdam,I am rebuilding one and wanted to keep it as original as possible   on the  info I've got  the deck colour is a light green  but on the boat it's yellow ,was there a reason the original builder  used yellow or was it a personal  choice
Title: Re: colour
Post by: Stavros on September 09, 2015, 03:42:39 pm
Must be personal choice as All pics on Google show a light green


Dave
Title: Re: colour
Post by: merseyferry on September 09, 2015, 04:48:46 pm
many thanks Dave, I've same google pics ..green it it  :-))
Title: Re: colour
Post by: Capt Podge on September 09, 2015, 11:05:32 pm
I concur with Stavros on that one - and,as a guess, I would say the builder used the yellow to avoid having the hassle of masking it off. The yellow in the photo appears to be the correct colour for the Bulwarks O0
 
Regards,
 
Ray.
 
Title: Re: colour
Post by: Capt Podge on September 09, 2015, 11:07:42 pm
And I've just noticed, again in the photo, part of the deck is the original green. This is showing through where some fittings have been removed on the Stbd side :-))
 
Regards,
 
Ray.
 
Title: Re: colour
Post by: merseyferry on September 10, 2015, 04:13:46 am
thanks ray ,i thought that green was the old primer, :-)   I'm going for the Humbrol 23 which is a light green :-)) for all decks. pad
Title: Re: colour
Post by: Capt Podge on September 10, 2015, 11:58:19 pm
I'll check back in the workshop tomorrow, but I'm fairly certain the deck colour was (in Humbrol) Duck-egg Blue. Well, it was on my Smit Nederland anyway.
I'll double check the Humbrol number while I'm at it.  :-))
 
Regards,
 
Ray.
 
Title: Re: colour
Post by: merseyferry on September 11, 2015, 03:09:47 pm
many thanks ray :-))
Title: Re: colour
Post by: Capt Podge on September 11, 2015, 10:18:16 pm
Hi Pad. You were spot on with Humbrol 23 - couldn't find my old info but google search confirms 23 = Humbrol Matt "duck egg blue". O0
 
Hope yer gonna post some progress pics when you get into it :D
 
Regards,
 
Ray.