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SMS Emden boot stripe width
burbankbill
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Posted: Saturday, March 01, 2014 - 07:29 AM UTC
Hello;
I am new to the forum and would like to say hello to all.I am working on the Revell SMS Emden and was wondering if anyone could tell me the width of the boot stripe to paint on the the hull. thanks for any help.

Bill
Grauwolf
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Posted: Saturday, March 01, 2014 - 05:51 PM UTC
Hello Bill,

And welcome to MSW, you will have a great time here....enjoy.

Now for that boot size....cannot find anything official myself
but I estimate it to be 3mm in width.

Cheers,
Joe
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Posted: Sunday, March 02, 2014 - 03:31 AM UTC
Hi,

Not sure what time frame you re going to build.

However, as for the foreign deployment to East Asia, I do not think the SMS Emden had any true boot stripe. That is the white/buff scheme with red under water hull. Click - Try looking at this model by P.G. Huff which should give an idea.
There was a 10cm "boot stripe" in signal red (RAL 3001) according to Mr. Huff right below the CWL.

As for the war time livery, there was a boot stripe 80cm parallel and below the CWL going up to the first planking row above CWL.
The color was most likely brown/red whereas the under water hull supposely was red lead throughout all the lifetime of the ship.

Hth
burbankbill
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Posted: Sunday, March 02, 2014 - 04:27 AM UTC
Thanks guys for the info. I am doing the yellow buff color which is prewar. So no boot stripe it is. Makes it a little easier. This is a tricky little ship to do as it is.

thanks
Bill