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Re: A photo in case you have not seen it
Thank you. I have seen the image, but it was not as clear as this one. I must agree with you comment re the middle colour, it most certainly appears to be far darker than 507C. I shall be doing a little painting of plastic card using possibly, as suggested in another post, a MS series paint. By using a range of the two main colours and white I should be able to get something that at least looks viable. One good thing is that however I do it no-one would be able to claim that it was inaccurate.
Thank you once again.
Here is Canberra in the scheme in question https://www.flickr.com/photos/41311545@N05/11530515666
highlighting in particular how unlike 507C the middle tone was.
HMAS Canberra completed her last wartime refit in May 1942 and she was apparently finished in a stark 507A, 507C and White camouflage scheme. Later she was repainted in Chicago Blue and was sunk in this scheme.
I wish to complete her in the 507A, 507C and White scheme, but have been unable to ascertain her deck finish. I tend to believe it was wood, rather than a dark grey paint colour, but have no definitive evidence to determine this. The area around/under her 4-inch guns is definitely wood as shown in a number of images of this area. Can anyone please confirm her deck colour finish
Further to this she was apparently fitted with at least six 20mm Oerlikens, but retained her single 4-inch HA mounts, but carried no pom-poms.
Is anyone able to provide the location, other than those 20mm on her turret tops, of these weapons.
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