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Re: CMP German Repair Ship Huascaran Paint Scheme
I have a picture of the Huascaran with the damaged Prinz Eugen in Norway with brown & green camo pattern.
As the person responsible for taking the photos of Huascaran as a repair ship on the Antics website, the CM-P model is the plain coloured version whereas the model to sell the Coastlines capsized Tirpitz is my own conversion of a Mercator model of the pre-war liner with added parts and colours selected from many black & white photos of the real ship. Naturally, I believe the more detailed scheme was more accurate but I have never checked to see if the more recent German Naval Camouflage books have a version of the ship.
I would suppose that the green & brown camouflage dated from around the time of the X-craft attack on Tirpitz when Huascaran was based in the far north with both Scharnhorst & Tirpitz. She does not seem to have been waring that scheme when rescuing trapped crew from Tirpitz in Tromso nor when patching up Gneisenau in Norway in 1940.
I acquired an unpainted casting of this model at the last Kassel and it is time to finish it up. But there are two competing images of how to do this both, ironically from Antics Online and posed next to a capsized Tirpitz. One has a black hull and light grey decks and upper-works. The other is more elaborate with white superstructure and painted decks. Does anybody know which is correct? Thanks in advance...