U.S.S. Coral Sea question

U.S.S. Coral Sea question

Joined: March 27th, 2005, 9:30 am

June 26th, 2012, 11:19 pm #1

I'm building the Revell Coral Sea around the time of the Korean War. I have seen pictures showing the stern horizontal surface the same color as the flight deck. Like the stern, the bow extends a short distance beyond the flight deck. Is this bow horizontal area also painted the same as the flight deck?
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Joined: October 3rd, 2009, 4:22 am

June 28th, 2012, 9:59 pm #2

During that time, the Coral Sea and other USN carriers continued the WW II practice of painting horizontal surfaces deck blue. Wooden flight decks were stained deck blue. I may be wrong, but the hull and vertical surfaces would have been haze gray on post WWII ships. Any way, my two cents.
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Joined: July 9th, 2004, 1:43 pm

June 29th, 2012, 1:47 pm #3

During Korea, flight decks were still stained blue with Flight Deck Stain 21 (revised), but steel decks and other horizontal surfaces were painted in No.4 Neutral Deck Gray 20 (item US 36 in our Colourcoats enamels).

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Joined: September 27th, 2008, 2:08 pm

July 8th, 2012, 4:26 am #4

During that time, the Coral Sea and other USN carriers continued the WW II practice of painting horizontal surfaces deck blue. Wooden flight decks were stained deck blue. I may be wrong, but the hull and vertical surfaces would have been haze gray on post WWII ships. Any way, my two cents.
Love that old kit, built mine as the Midway. Good luck with it!

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