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roversean

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King george the 5th battleship
« on: November 24, 2013, 07:12:44 pm »

I am building the Tamiya 1/350 scale KG5th and am painting it in the camoflage scheme i am wondering what colour the ships boats would be as i wouldn't think they would be in their peacetime ceremonial colours the camo scheme is the 1944/45 pattern can any one enlighten me cheers Sean
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Re: King george the 5th battleship
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2013, 07:24:13 pm »

I have this kit in my stash, I won it at mayhem 2013! Will r/c it at some point so would be interested in any pics you have of yur kit.
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Re: King george the 5th battleship
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2013, 03:43:00 pm »

Generally speaking, the same colour as the superstructure behind. That said, I have seen a picture of KGV in her previous disruptive scheme carrying an admiral's barge with a dark hull and white upperworks.
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Re: King george the 5th battleship
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2013, 03:13:00 pm »

Generally speaking, the same colour as the superstructure behind. That said, I have seen a picture of KGV in her previous disruptive scheme carrying an admiral's barge with a dark hull and white upperworks.

The Adms barge will be different than the usual outfit of ships boats. The latter are usually the same as the main ship while the Adms barge performs it's own role.

How do the ships boats look in photographs of the period?
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Re: King george the 5th battleship
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2013, 08:36:23 pm »

Many thanks for the advice looking at photos of the period it is difficult to tell as the photos are not very clear in a lot of cases not many closeup pics
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Re: King george the 5th battleship
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2013, 02:29:02 pm »

I just sprayed mine the same colour as the deck with black tops. Been so long since I built the model I have forgot where I got the colour scheme. Does look good in the dark
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Re: King george the 5th battleship
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2013, 07:48:26 pm »

looks good .all i have to find out now is what colour to paint the etched brass gardrails
 
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