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Painting Type VIIC deck details ...

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Painting Type VIIC deck details ...

Postby rmfield » Sat Aug 01, 2009 9:28 pm

I'm getting ready to start painting the Revell 1/144 Type VIIC as U-96 with the net cutters. I'm using three shades - light, medium and dark: dark on the lower hull, medium on the decks and light on the upper hull and conning tower sides.

MY QUESTIONS:
1) What about the net cutter mounted on the upper deck, the fixed railings beside the tower and the aerial supports on the aft deck? Should they be light - like the upper hull - or medium, like the deck to which they're mounted? I can make a case either way, but thought I'd see what more experienced Kreigsmarine modellers might say.

2) Regarding the deck gun, near as I can tell it should be light underneath and medium - like the deck - on top. Right?

Any help will be appreciated, otherwise I'll flip a coin. TIA!!
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Postby hakkikt » Sun Aug 02, 2009 3:11 am

I would paint the netcutter, railings, and supports light grey. I dont know about the specific deck gun of U 96 (detail painting was not standardised for U-Boats), but if in doubt I would go for something like this:
http://uboat.net/technical/guns.htm
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