I normally am an Armor guy, but have hit that no mojo slump so thought I would try my hand at the Trumpeter 1/700 USS Baltimore 1943. I have no idea what colors to paint this thing after construction. I use mostly vallejo model color and vallejo air. Any suggestions or links that can help a brother out?
This may help you in your search.
Life color makes a couple WW2 USN sets (German,Brit, IJN too) Search for ww2 USN paint sets and see what you find.
If you want to do the Measure 11 camo (Sea Blue (5-S) overall, with horizontal surfaces (including wooden portions) painted Deck Blue (20-B). All visible canvas boat covers, tarpaulins and windscreens to be dyed in a color to match Deck Blue) use
Vallejo 816 for Deck Blue and
Vallejo 965 or Vallejo 903 (some say that mixing these at 1:1 ratio is the best match) for Sea Blue 5-S.
Thanks for the color recommendations. What is measure 11? Do you know where I can find out more what Measure’s are? Did the Baltimore get painted in any other measure?
Regarding the camouflage Measures:
Baltimore camo measures:
Commissioned 15 APR 1943 until sometime in October 1943: Measure 11
From October 1943 until mid 1945 Measure 32, Design 16d
The kit you have can only be painted in Measure 11
Thanks so much! You have been extremely helpful. Cant thank ya enough.