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Brian60

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Dazzle paint
« on: April 25, 2017, 06:42:17 PM »

I thought I'd share another photo with you all. This time dazzle paint on a ship. Now I know this was used on naval ships during the war, but I wasn't aware it was used on merchant ships as well. Both ships in this photo have it, although the one in the foreground is quite subdued compared to the one at the back ok2

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Re: Dazzle paint
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2017, 07:21:32 PM »

I knew that vessels of many types wore Dazzle paint in the Great war but did not know they did in WW2. Nick (RAF Launches started a interesting topic on Dazzle schemes etc in the Warships R&D room based upon HMS Kent back in 2015, worth reading that as well as it may have more information on the subject.

Interesting dock scene. One that would be good to recreate on a railway layout.
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Re: Dazzle paint
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2017, 08:34:34 PM »

It's the wrong hull dock for rail modelling. Although most of the railways connections disappeared in the 60s, the ones to go for would be the Albert, William Wright or Indeed the railway docks circa 1920!

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Re: Dazzle paint
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2017, 10:01:44 PM »

Good ideas, thanks for looking them up Brian.
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Re: Dazzle paint
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2017, 08:56:54 AM »

Here's one of Alexandra dock entry in 1964, notice the crossing gates? And all the 'spotters' among the tracks - try doing that nowadays :D not only health and safety but also dock security on your back immediately. Mind you rail movements on all Hull docks has all but ceased these days.

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Re: Dazzle paint
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2017, 09:52:53 AM »

You would need a few jars of Rail match 'Frame Dirt' to create that grime and rust on a layout!

Thanks for sharing Brian, there is so much detail. Keep on like this and you will take me to the dark side of railway modelling!!
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Re: Dazzle paint
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2017, 07:10:42 PM »

I think Dazzle painting was invented by Maintenance crew chiefs just to keep you busy and use up all the old colours in the paint locker!.
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Re: Dazzle paint
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2017, 08:44:50 PM »

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