Question about Bismarck details

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FightingSteel1
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Question about Bismarck details

Postby FightingSteel1 » Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:20 pm

Hi,

This is my first post here... I'm looking for a little information regarding some areas of the Bismarck. He is one of my favorite naval subjects, and I'm building a model of the ship.

A big part of what I'm looking for is paint colors of some small details. I'm not sure what colors the launch boats/cutters should be, as well as the rafts(?) stacked around the stern and placed on the superstructure. I've seen a lot of different color schemes for those details, like anything from tan to green for the rafts. Also, what color were the blast bags on the turrets?

My final detail question is in regard to the false bow wave. I'm painting this as the ship looked leaving Norway, but I've seen information showing the bow wave to be the same shape port and starboard, and seen information suggesting they were different.

I appreciate any information I can get about these details. Thank you.

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Re: Question about Bismarck details

Postby alecsandros » Thu Feb 11, 2016 5:02 pm

Hello,
Welcome to the board,

I don't know how many modelers are still around. there was a time when we had quite a few...

From the ones still active, you can try messaging Antonio Bonomi as I know he worked on paint schemes of German capital ships...

Best of luck,

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Re: Question about Bismarck details

Postby frontkampfer » Fri Feb 12, 2016 3:06 am

Try "German Naval Camoflage: Vol. 1: 1939-1941" by John Asmussen & Eric Leon.
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Re: Question about Bismarck details

Postby Antonio Bonomi » Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:11 am

Hello everybody,

Surely different.

Bye Antonio :D
In order to honor a soldier, we have to tell the truth about what happened over there. The whole, hard, cold truth. And until we do that, we dishonor her and every soldier who died, who gave their life for their country. ( Courage Under Fire )

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Re: Question about Bismarck details

Postby Herr Nilsson » Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:47 am

Antonio Bonomi wrote:Hello everybody,

Surely different.

Bye Antonio :D


Agreed
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Marc

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Re: Question about Bismarck details

Postby Antonio Bonomi » Fri Feb 12, 2016 1:26 pm

Hello everybody,

@ Fightingsteel1,

welcome to the forum, you also asked :

I'm not sure what colors the launch boats/cutters should be, as well as the rafts(?) stacked around the stern and placed on the superstructure. I've seen a lot of different color schemes for those details, like anything from tan to green for the rafts. Also, what color were the blast bags on the turrets ?


Boats : bottom hull was black, top was dark wood, inside floor light wood color.

Rafts : matt yellow

Blast bags : light beige, a light canvas color.

The above referenced book does not have the correct fliegersichtzeichen ( air recognition scheme ) information and colors too, ... so if you need those as well, ... just ask me referencing for which period, ... day, hour and situation you like to make your model.

@ Herr Nilsson,

thanks for the confirmation about the 2 bow waves being different on the two sides.

Bye Antonio :D
In order to honor a soldier, we have to tell the truth about what happened over there. The whole, hard, cold truth. And until we do that, we dishonor her and every soldier who died, who gave their life for their country. ( Courage Under Fire )


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