I could see this affecting both static and RC builders, so I'll trat this as more of a general subject.
HMS Torbay has been sporting a deep blue color for the last few years often described as "Steely Blue."
Some photos detailing this:http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/submarine-s ... ew-colourshttp://aquilinefocus.blogspot.com/2006/ ... rbays.htmlhttp://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/operations- ... eIndex/18/http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/operations- ... eIndex/40/
Note that I chose some photos that show different "brightness levels" to the blue on purpose, just to show the range of appearance.
My question is, does anyone know how far down the hull it extends? Based on a few photos it's obvious it does not cover the entire boat and that a black anti-fouling is still in use, but I'd sure like to know where the original demarcation is!
The two photos I've found that hint at the location are this emergency blow:http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/operations- ... eIndex/41/
and this bow-on shot taken during a helo winch excercise: http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/operations- ... eIndex/33/
These appear to show the top knuckle on the bow as the demarcation point forward, but since the Trafalgar class tends to sit a little bow high, I'm wondering if it follows the waterline aft or maintains a line parallel with the hull, and what the upper side of the stern planes are colored.