According to an A.J Press publication on the camo scheme she was :
Hull: Dunkelblau / Blaugrau Mittel / Weiss
Superstructure: Hellgrau / Blaugrau Mittel / Dunkelblau.
In a steelnavy post by WR, dated 13 Apr 2012 it states that with information taken from an Admiralty flie that survivors stated her camouflage was dark grey and light blue.
Good luck with the build, which is 2nd or 3rd on my build list, and I hope you thoroughly enjoy the experience. Flyhawk kits are superb.
I have received my Flyhawk 1/700 Scharnhorst and am starting to plan my build. The kit models the ship "as sunk", when she wore a unique camo scheme, a wavy pattern on the hull very different from other DKM ships stationed in Norway.
The sources I have all say there is no definitive documentation about what the colors were. The Warship Pictorial 36 book speculates they were various shades of gray. The ShipCraft book shows a model by Kostas Katseas also in somewhat neutral shades of gray. The kit instructions suggest WEM Colourcoats paints KM 07, KM 08, and KM 09. The Snyder and Short paint chips show these as very bluish grays, much more blue than the other two references show.
So I am looking for opinions here, about which way I should go. Should I stay more neutral, or go with the blue gray (blaugrau) hues?
John Snyder, the S&S paint chip lists these as Norwegian colors. I would be interested in any more information you could provide about the history of the blaugraus.