Paint Schemes WW1 RN/Germany

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DSV1
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Paint Schemes WW1 RN/Germany

Postby DSV1 » Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:04 pm

Hi

Anyone got any links or suggestions for pictures or colour plates for WW1 ships please

I need some info for hull colours and decking colours / superstructure etc

I have some books on WW2 schemes but not much for WW1 at all

Thanks Pete
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Postby Wishbone » Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:10 pm

http://www.gwpda.org/naval/s1200000.htm

text based, but informative.

http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... llery.html

My usual resource based on other people's shipbuilding.

My main guidline is british have lighter almost white decks and darker grey sides and superstructure.
Germans have medium grey hull. light grey superstructure and darker wooden decks.
It's enough to set them apart in 1/6000 anyway!

By far the most interesting ships I've painted are the prewar Austria-Hungary ships, green hulls make for great variety![/url]
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Postby DSV1 » Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:37 am

ah thanks for the info
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Postby Mojarn Piett » Tue May 05, 2009 9:35 am

I've just decided to start a career in the Kaiserliche Marine and ordered my first ships (1st and 2nd scouting groups, Hallmark 1/6000).

Assuming I'll be using Vallejo paints, what colors would you use for the German ships? I'm obviously not looking for a perfect match (I hate blending colors), close enough is perfect for me. :)

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