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Re: Best Tamiya paint for USN deck Grey 1960s
Can I ask where you got the information about Deck A and Deck B colors, please?
This is "news to me." For a number of years, all I have ever heard of being in use from 1956 until now is Deck Gray FS 26008. Never until this point has anyone ever said "Deck A and Deck B colors." So, I am mighty curious. This is completely new info for me. Would love to know more.
In addition to Deck Gray FS 26008, there is in use a non-skid for flight decks with an FS number of 36076. I usually see it listed as Non-skid FS 36076. Sometimes I see it listed as Flight Deck Gray FS 36076.
I am suspecting these might be the two colors you are referring to. Just never heard them listed as Deck A and Deck B. Your source for these terms would be a great help. Thank you!
As far as the 1960's the navy had 2 deck paints. "Deck A and Deck B " paints. The trouble is what Federal Standard 595 -595A numbers were these paints? I don't know. Life color paints has released a "modern "USN paint set covering from 1950 to current moment .This is a option.
I'm restoring some old Adams class destroyers in 1/700 to go with the new Trumpeter Intrepid and was wondering what the best Tamiya equivalent is for the dark grey decks? I'm planning on using XF-20 for the Haze Grey but is there a good approximation for the deck? is XF-24 too dark? I'm aware there isn't likely to be an exact match.
Thanks for any advice.
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