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Re: Question on French Battleships, WW2
Jordan and Dumas are a good resource, as is the Marines Edition book by Sarnet and Le Valliant ( in French). The problem with the factory painting on the French ships is the decks. However the camouflage on the RICHELIEU model (post refit) is reasonably correct, although only for a relatively short time, as it was changed several times during the war. As for the Italians, itís not the stripes thatís the problem, itís the rest of the decks which should be dark gray, save for the quarterdecks which should be bare wood.
I am thinking about picking up a couple of Neptun French Battleships. I'd read (on here I believe) that the deck coloring/camo portrayal of the Italian and French Battleships (Neptun camo versions) is inaccurate. I can clearly see why w/the Italians and their red & white stripe positioning, but what about Richelieu in her camo version?
I believe Paul J. is an authority on this subject. Also, is the book by Jordan & Dumas a useful source?