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tomo55

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ASRL yellow deck
« on: August 14, 2009, 02:06:28 PM »

Any one any idea of which yellow from Halfords matches most closely the Yellow deck/Superstructure of a ASRL.I went into Halfords  the other day and was spoilt for choice of differing shades of yellow (came out with grey primer )
Has any one made a similar model ?
Help please.
Chris
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Re: ASRL yellow deck
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2009, 05:13:38 PM »

Im building George Turners version of the ASRL and in the instructions its states Humbrol 24 (trainer yellow) for the job.

Link to colour chart - http://scale-models.nl/Colour_Charts.aspx?Id=Humbrol_colour_chart

Hope this is of use.

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tomo55

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Re: ASRL yellow deck
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2009, 07:04:54 PM »

Thanks for that FC ,I just wondered if Halfords did a spray can of that colour(trainer yellow).
Got to to honest Ive even thought of planking the deck rather than paint it.
Chris
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John @ WEM

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Re: ASRL yellow deck
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2009, 06:01:15 PM »

What period? The 1940 ASRL model at the National Maritime Museum has grey decks & superstructure:

http://www.nmm.ac.uk/collections/explore/object.cfm?ID=SLR1559
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Re: ASRL yellow deck
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2009, 06:23:37 PM »

Do You mean this launch.
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Re: ASRL yellow deck
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2009, 07:37:54 PM »

Thats the beast Dicky.
The link that John provided shows, I believe, a Hants & Dorset rescue launch with the 2 gun turrets behind the cabin.

But I stand to be corrected. :police:
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Re: ASRL yellow deck
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2009, 08:45:54 PM »

hi there have you had a look at the Masterclass build at the 63ft Whaleback which I built?

You can see that I painted the decks grey - this is because, during the early part of the War (1940=42, a lot of these vessels had a bright yellow, or what is correctly termed 'dark cream' for the decks and superstructure tops.

However, after these vessels had been repeatedly shot at by both British and Germans/occasional Italian air force, they went over to dark grey colour decks and superstructures - some of them, especially the Whalebacks left the Bridge roof a dark cream. 

Also, not all of the vessels had the 'chequered marker' on the bow, this is an RF indication - but, in places such as Africa/Malta, some of these vessels had a cross on the foredeck.   The weapons carried by these vessels varied considerably upon whereabouts they operated, and, you will find that vessels who operated in the English Channel were indeed heavily armed with any weapon they could lay their hands on.

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Re: ASRL yellow deck
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2009, 01:57:07 PM »

Thanks for that John.Thats what I will do grey deck and superstructure it is .
Chris
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