Modern USN Colors

Modern USN Colors

Joined: December 23rd, 2008, 7:31 pm

June 30th, 2011, 4:48 am #1

What's your favorite flavors of available paints to represent haze gray and deck gray?
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Ed Grune
Ed Grune

June 30th, 2011, 11:23 am #2

ModelMaster Neutral Gray is 36270 - flat vs satin finish. But at smaller scales flat appears better (to my eye). Perhaps lighten a bit for weathering & fading.

MM Gunship is good for decks.

MM Engine Gray is good for new, unweathered flightdeck non-skid. Flight decks soon weather to something similar to Gunship.

Of course, White Ensign's Colorurcoat line of enamel paints offers all of the modern colors in their product line. Accurately mixted to specification
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Don Crawford
Don Crawford

June 30th, 2011, 4:22 pm #3

Thanks, Ed - I was in the Navy in the late 80's - we also had machinery gray (winch motors, unrep equip, etc) and was deep sixed in 1987. I usually model aircraft but have decided to (as much as possible) recreate BG Bravo 88-89 WestPac. Can model all except the USS Mars and the USS Kiska (my ship) - Thanks again!
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Ed Grune
Ed Grune

June 30th, 2011, 6:27 pm #4

Iron Shipwright makes a resin & brass MARS in 1:350 scale

http://ironshipwrights.com/pages/Mars.html

Yes, I know its expensive, but as I'm sure you've found out - its the only game in town.

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