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    December 2022
Painting USS North Carolina
Posted by Wartoy on Friday, December 9, 2022 12:09 PM
I am building the Trumpeter 1/350 scale USS North Carolina for a friend.  He wants the non-camouflaged version, not the version seen as on display today.  So, I am assuming the standard light gray sides, darker gray decks, wood lower decks.  I want to do this a "correct" as possible, so I will turn to the pros form Dover.  A Mash reference for all us old folks...
 I use almost exclusively Vallejo paints.  If I can stick with that, I would love it.  I appreciate any and all help I can get.

 

Thank you in advance.
 
  • Member since
    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Monday, December 12, 2022 1:45 PM

Ok. "in" WWII or "after" matters.

WWII paint was MS1 MS2, MS12, MS12(mod) MS21, MS32, and MS22

Ref:  https://shipcamouflage.com/usn_bb.htm

Post war, through about 1947 the decks were blue (with bright wood decks), and haze gray verticals.

After around '47, Deck Gray replaced Blue--but, you need reference photos to know which horizontals were deck gray versus Haze.  And, post-war Haze Gray is lighter (a touch warmer) than wartime HG.

Your mileage may vary.

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Monday, December 12, 2022 2:35 PM

Wartime- comes down to 21 or 22 if don't want pattern.

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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