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    RNinMunich
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    Thanks Ron, nearly back up to speed now 😊
    What have you been up to lately?
    How's your 'apprentice' Michael getting on?
    Cheers, Doug 😎
    Young at heart - slightly older in other places πŸ˜‰ Cheers Doug
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    Get back on your feet soon! Always enjoy your posts.
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    RNinMunich
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    Thanks Guys, much appreciated πŸ‘
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    Sorry to hear that you have not been well Doug.
    Hope you are back to 100% very soon.πŸ˜‰
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    I promise I will finish a boat project before I start another......Maybe.
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    Pleased to see that you are recovering, I do not have much to say on here mainly asking questions but I do read all the info that you say on here
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    So as I said if it LOOKS RIGHT it'll be right. Not many will carry chips or swatches to compare finishes anyway. Or will they?πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
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    RNinMunich
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    Agreed JohnπŸ‘ especially in the Pacific colours faded rapidly.
    Depends if you want 'as built' / 'freshly painted' or 'in action'.
    "Not many people would spot or even know the difference anyway."
    Trouble is 'We do!' 😁
    Cheers, Doug 😎
    BTW the mix proportions, of those colours not yard premixed, are given in one of the links I gave. For scale models it seems to be generally accepted to lighten the basic colours a little, have seen 10 to 20% white depending on darkness of the base colour, to give more impression of distance and hence more realism on the wet stuff.
    Young at heart - slightly older in other places πŸ˜‰ Cheers Doug
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    Even batches of supposedly the same colour from the same maker can vary amazingly. I've seen this with my own eyes. The usual trick was to mix batches together so shades varied from ship to ship. I'd just go with whatever takes your fancy as long as it looks ok. Remember weathering affects colours strongly so even different parts of decks etc can appear a different shade. Don't be too concerned about the RIGHT colour. Not many people would spot or even know the difference anyway.
    Regards JohnπŸ‘πŸ˜Ž PS these make a big difference LOL
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    Hi peter,
    'Deck Blue' changed a few times over the years, there are lighter and darker shades depending on the theatre of operations and if detection from the air was paramount or not. Later in the war, when the axis air forces were largely destroyed and the allies had overwhelming air superiority the emphasis moved to the vertical surfaces to confuse subs and the few remaining surface ships the axis had.
    Then the emphasis switched back to the horizontal surfaces when the Kamikaze attacks developed. So probably the lighter Pacific variant is what you need for USS Kid at the end of the war.
    You are lucky that Kidd has been preserved as a museum ship in her 'end of war' state πŸ‘ if you Google USS Kidd I'm sure you'll find the museum site with more colour pics.
    Also, the display on different web sites will depend on many variables, for instance:-
    How the sample was photographed; white balance, colour balance, lighting; intensity and type - Kelvin temperature etc.
    How the photos are digitally interpreted and integrated in the web site.
    The times of 'The camera never lies' are unfortunately long over!

    Added to that is how your PC or Dumbphone/tablet displays the web site, similar problems;-
    Type of display, colour / contrast / brilliance settings etc etc. Power saving settings can affect these!
    If I were you I would use the Measure 22 scheme as shown on the colour pic and described on the Wiki page. That's apparently what the USN went back to when the kamikaze attacks started.
    Your basic choice is enamel = Colour Coats, or Acrylic = LifeColor πŸ˜‰
    Personally, I would go for the 1944 dazzle scheme cos it's more interesting and unusual, but then I'm just NUTS! 😁
    Cheers, Doug 😎
    PS Hofbrauhaus is for the tourists! I've been there maybe three times in 38 years?
    Once on my very first visit to Munich in 1980, then, after I started working here in 1985, only with customers who insisted on going there.
    Too loud and expensive, there are many better, less touristic, ones in Munich. Prost allseits!
    PPS haven't been to the Oktoberfest for years for similar reasons!
    30 years ago it was still fun, but not now πŸ€”
    Young at heart - slightly older in other places πŸ˜‰ Cheers Doug
    Rookysailor
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    Many thanks once again Doug, there is certainly a large choice of colours, it's strange when the same colour listing is a different shade from two suppliers, deck blue by sovereignhobbies is more like a turquoise, it all comes down to 'you pay your money and you take your choice',
    btw, hope you're not spending too much time in the Hoffbrau Haus
    cheers Peter😊
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