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sailorboy61

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Blue Star Line - Hull Colours
« on: November 04, 2014, 04:14:24 pm »

Hi all,

Despite having spent many years floating around on them, now I come to build my 1/96 Afric Star class reefer, I can't remember exactly what the grey/green (violet green on the plans) hull colour actually looked like. I'm sure as a cadet I must have slapped gallons of it on whilst hanging from a stage or bosun's chair!

Can anyone with a sharper memory point me in the direction of identifying a suitable equivalent I could use?

Thanks

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Re: Blue Star Line - Hull Colours
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2014, 05:55:48 pm »

To me in old Airfix colours that looks like number 95 concrete and looks like french blue.
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Re: Blue Star Line - Hull Colours
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2014, 04:44:37 pm »

 Hi.
  these any good
 
Frank
photo Afric_Star_4_zps313ccb7a.jpg
 
photo Afric_Star_5_zps1abc06e0.jpg
 
photo Afric_Star_6_zpsb7b0112d.jpg
 
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Re: Blue Star Line - Hull Colours
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2014, 05:36:02 pm »

Thanks for the help so far gents. Frank, nice looking model you have there!
I recall the hull being a bit more green/cream than grey, managed to find a similar colour from Tamiya deck tan, although a test patch is still a little dark I think, and would be a damn expensive way to buy paint!

I half am and half not looking forward to all those cranes. The plans are quite general so think it will be a test piece then knock out another 6. Will probably have to redo the funnel too, wrapped some styrene sheet around a frame, but got a little twisted, might have to be the block of balsa method!

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Re: Blue Star Line - Hull Colours
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2014, 05:52:34 pm »

Wrapping very thin ply around a frame normally produces good results. Usually a balsa former at the bottom and another just below the top of the funnel connected by a vertical separator will do the trick.

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Re: Blue Star Line - Hull Colours
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2014, 06:03:17 pm »

Thanks Colin, will give that a go.
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Re: Blue Star Line - Hull Colours
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2015, 12:39:49 pm »

Got another one for you , think it was about 1972
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Re: Blue Star Line - Hull Colours
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2015, 01:11:16 pm »

Halfords spray-can "Ford Electric/Monza Blue" might be close to Frank`s hull colour.
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Re: Blue Star Line - Hull Colours
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2015, 03:03:12 pm »

Hi.
  these any good
 
Frank
photo Afric_Star_4_zps313ccb7a.jpg
 
photo Afric_Star_5_zps1abc06e0.jpg
 
photo Afric_Star_6_zpsb7b0112d.jpg
 
photo Afric_Star_7_zps09fcb528.jpg


Frank,
coming back to these, did you scratch the lifboats yourself?


Cheers
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