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Navy Paint Measure 1 5D (faded)

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  • Member since
    June 2006
  • From: Michigan
Navy Paint Measure 1 5D (faded)
Posted by ps1scw on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 10:48 AM

Hello shipmates, I would like to paint my PRE Dec 7 Arizona in Measure 1 5D.  I see the fresh out of the can 5D is nearly black.  I understand that the real stuff faded quickly.  Would say Tamiya German Panzer Grey dunklegrau be a good representation of faded 5D?

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 3:41 PM

Some matches I think work-

PMS Cool Gray 11C

Testors Dark Gunship Gray. That's what I use for USN post war aircraft carrier decks.

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

  • Member since
    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Thursday, December 29, 2022 10:49 AM

THe suggestions above should render a dark-enough color.

Remember that the upperworks are a very pale gray, and not white.  The contrast will look white or near-white but that scales poorly, typically.

You will probably want some pure white for the turret tops, the better to render the red paint upon them.

You will want some "range" in the dark gray, too, the better to pick out details, gun mounts and the like.  Dark colors are a bear to model without becoming monotonous.

  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Thursday, December 29, 2022 11:00 AM

A story on Pearl Harbor colors ...

a dozen+ years ago at a friends hobby shop there was a patron who had been  on the Maryland on 7 December.  He was asked what color the Maryland, Arizona, and others were.   He walked over to the ModelMaster rack and picked up a bottle of Aircraft Interior Black.  

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, December 29, 2022 6:35 PM

Another dark gray is Tamiya Nato Black. Not saying its close to 5D.

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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