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Re: Best Tamiya paint for USN deck Grey 1960s
Here's the answer. In 1953 the navy issued new paint scheme information. While still using the 1945 grays .
There was officially Deck A gray paint and Deck B Gray paint. The difference was Deck A was anti skid paint. Deck B wasn't anti skid.
If your curious go to Historic Naval Ship Association website. Click on resources, then
Manuals and documents, then click Single topics
and then Camo 1953.pdf. This a copy of the instructions issued. This was 3yrs before Federal Standard 595 was made . Proabley FS26008 Dark Gray replaced them. Tried to setup a link didn't work.
Thank you for the reply, Craig. Very interesting. I just went on a fairly extensive hunt. I am stumped. Hope we both get an answer some day!
Well Ralph some years ago somebody on this page wrote about that in the 1960's destroyers would
have their decks painted in Deck A and Deck B
paint. I looked for years trying to find the correct FS-595-595A colors for this .Or any paint nicknamed this as this. Also I looked at the FS -595 charts hoping that paints like FS26008 which
is listed as Deck Gray would be also listed. Or did the navy when doing maintence such as painting
the ship that the crew people assigned put the right paint in the right place by simple to understand instructions. So when reading about this request about deck paint for the amentioned Adams class destroyer kits . Figuring maybe I'll finally have an answer.
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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