Being more used to tackling military (land based) subjects, I have a limited knowledge of ship modelling, so I would appreciate any advice on the World War 2-era USS Enterprise (CV-6).
I have recently acquired Revell’s 1/1200-scale kit of this ship. Not surprisingly, this is a very simplified kit, but I can scratch-build certain details to achieve a more realistic appearance. My problem is with the appropriate paint scheme and markings. From what I understand, Measure 21 included the following colours: Vertical Surfaces, 5-N Navy Blue; Horizontal Surfaces, 20-B Deck Blue; Flight Deck, Flight Deck Stain 21 (same as 20-B Deck Blue); Hangar Deck, 20 Standard Deck Grey. Are there any equivalent Humbrol/Revell enamels to match these colours? If not, any mixes to achieve the desired shades?
The flight deck number ‘6’ is shown as yellow in the kit. I was under the impression that this would have been black, or painted out completely.
Finally, how many arrestor cables were fitted, and where exactly were these located along the length of the deck?
Lots of questions, but hopefully someone will have the answers to some of these. The references I have found so far are either confusing or simply contradictory.