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HMS Amethyst Colours
« on: April 30, 2010, 04:15:11 pm »

I am wondering about deck colours for my Amethyst.

Deans reckon

Foredeck and rear of quarter deck Hull Red

Rear of forecastle deck and flag decks Oxford Blue

Front of forecastle deck and front of quarter deck Deck Tan

Anyone know if this is right ?

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Re: HMS Amethyst Colours
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2010, 09:50:45 pm »

Hi Dick, what year and which area are you going for.
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Re: HMS Amethyst Colours
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2010, 08:13:54 am »

Hi Dave

Western Approaches and North Atlantic 1943/44
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Re: HMS Amethyst Colours
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2010, 10:56:52 pm »

  In theory at least, B30, which one might describe as halfway between Oxford and Cambridge blue, but grey-blue rather than pure blue.
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Re: HMS Amethyst Colours
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2010, 08:19:27 am »

Hi Jonty on my colour card B30 is green, the colour you mention looks more like 507A.

Is this all decks including gun decks, except timber decks and foredeck and rear of quarter deck ?
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Re: HMS Amethyst Colours
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2010, 08:58:09 pm »

I, too, was puzzled by the painting instructions for my model of Amethyst and could find no references for deck colours on the interwebby thing.

Eventually, I settled on Humbrol brick red for the extreme foremost part of the deck, up to the breakwater and the same for the aft section under the depth charge racks. For the rest I decided to bite the bullet and paint all of the remaining decks a dark blue/grey (and hang the criticisms of those who know better).

I have to say it does look quite a nice colour combination with the polar grey of the hull and superstructure (even if it might be wrong).
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Re: HMS Amethyst Colours
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2010, 08:17:48 am »

Hi Spook I have managed to ascertain that the Western Approaches and North Atlantic 1943/44 colour for the front and stern was green where as in Asia it was red.

The front of forecastle deck and front of quarter deck Deck Tan where planked.

I have done as you have and gone dark sea blue for the other decks.
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Re: HMS Amethyst Colours
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2010, 10:37:16 pm »

Dicky, as I wasn't sure which decks were/weren't planked, I just did all but the extreme fore & aft in dark blue/grey, no tan at all. But it still looks nice. I'll post some pics soon.
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Re: HMS Amethyst Colours
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2010, 05:13:04 pm »

Sorry not to reply earlier, Dicky, pressure of work. Go to:

http://www.shipcamouflage.com/images/RN3_1.JPG

and click for clearer image.
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Re: HMS Amethyst Colours
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2010, 05:43:57 pm »

Could only get one to open Jonty.

These colours are completely different to the ones Big Bri gave me. His B30 was green, yours is blue.
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Re: HMS Amethyst Colours
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2010, 07:08:42 pm »

  Those colours are restored from actual Admiralty samples. I think the only greenish colour was G20, a sort of slate grey.
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Re: HMS Amethyst Colours
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2010, 07:22:16 pm »

Thats what Bri said.
Check these out, especially B30.
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Re: HMS Amethyst Colours
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2010, 08:20:56 pm »

  Strange, at least the tone seems to be about right. According to Naval Camouflage 1914-1945, B30 was one part each Blue and Green paste in 40 parts Blue Black paste plus white. It's hard to see that coming out so predominantly green.
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Re: HMS Amethyst Colours
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2010, 08:27:59 pm »

Not to worry Jonty, its all finished now anyway. Thanks.
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