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General Ship Modeling: Painting & Color Schemes
Topics on painting and paint schemes are grouped here
How where these ships painted?
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Skåne, Sweden
Joined: May 17, 2002
KitMaker: 762 posts
Armorama: 323 posts
Posted: Sunday, September 01, 2013 - 02:11 AM UTC
I'm going to return to building ships after a long absence and have some questions about painting these models.

The ships in question are:
H.M.S Warspite (1942)
H.M.S Belfast (1942) and finally
H.M.A.S Sydney (1941)

I'm hoping that there are someone out there with more knowledge then me out there that can enlighten me!
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South Australia, Australia
Joined: August 14, 2007
KitMaker: 5,924 posts
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Posted: Sunday, September 01, 2013 - 08:22 AM UTC
Fire away..
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Washington, United States
Joined: January 18, 2005
KitMaker: 527 posts
Armorama: 62 posts
Posted: Monday, September 02, 2013 - 01:57 PM UTC
I'm not sure if you prefer enamels or acrylic paint, but White Ensign Models has exact paint matches in their Colourcoat line of paint. They also have a paint guide with two of the three ships listed, albeit no dates attached.
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West Virginia, United States
Joined: June 17, 2004
KitMaker: 398 posts
Armorama: 40 posts
Posted: Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 12:41 PM UTC
HMAS Sydney, when lost, was wearing Alexandria-type camouflage consisting of AP 507A Admiralty Dark Grey and AP 507C Admiralty Light Grey; steel decks were painted AP 507A and wood decks were natural teak. She may have had Corticene covering her bridge decks.