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Re: HMS Eskimo Camouflage
There are quite a number of images of Eskimo available and each appears to me to be White and WA Blue.
Here is the wording of the caption in full:
"Eskimo shown here in a Peter Scott design, using just two colors. Also painted in this pattern were Bedouin and Ashanti. The port side pattern was identical. Colors are WA Green, WA Blue and white."
I suspect that the contradiction between the first sentence's two colours and the three colours of the final sentence was a proof-reading oversight. All photos of Eskimo at this time indicate just two colours and there is even IWM colour film to show these were white and light blue. This is a still from that film: http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=83607&hilit=eskimo&start=20#p452851
On page 37 of Alan Raven's Camouflage Vol 1 there is a drawing of HMS Eskimo in what appears to be a two tone colour scheme - but the caption indicates 3 colours: WA Green, WA Blue, and White. I am wondering if this is just a typo? Does anyone know which panels were which colour?
There is also a photo of Eskimo's port side wearing the same camouflage scheme which appears to show no variation in tone in the darker colour.
My apologies for not posting the actual drawing or photo, not technically gifted enough for that! The photo can be found by googling HMS Eskimo
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