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Old 04-08-2021, 03:19 PM
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My understanding is grey for northern boats and buff for southern ones. Based on research by a friend.
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French Armoured Cruiser Jeanne díArc

Did your friend tell you the basis of his research?


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Old 04-09-2021, 01:24 AM
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Thanks for your assistance. Jeanne d'Arc was assigned to the Mediterranean fleet, so I'll continue with my plan to to change the colour of the upperworks from that boring old grey to the light buff that is so distinctively French!
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Old 04-09-2021, 04:21 PM
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He talked to people in Paris who have access to the Musťe de Marine.
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By trial and error Iíve come to use a standard method for building hulls. I have cut the frames for the underwater hull about 1mm undersized and then used double-thickness card to build the hull back up to specifications with T pieces and a primary hull skin. In this case Iíve used 160 gsm card that my printer handles well, laminated to 200 gsm card stock using a glue stick. The result looks pale because I at this stage I used toner-save mode.
After sanding smooth I then apply the final hull skin Ė using doubled 160 gsm card and my best print quality, although there is often a slight colour variation to be seen between parts from different pages. I use a glue stick to apply these parts in order to avoid softening them with the white glue. By keeping them stiff any minor blemishes underneath will not be seen at the surface.
Usually ships of this type have a relatively flat bottom, but the Jeanne díArc has a raised keel which made it more of a challenge to butt the sections together neatly, so itís not the best hull Iíve ever put together. However, the seven sections of frame that I drew up myself slot in nicely and the overall lines are good. Soon this hull will be turned up the other way and set into a cradle so that a lot of this work will not be visible anyway.
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That final photo shows a smooth finish.
It sounds like a strong hull, with two layers of doubled stock.
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Depending on the fleet, upper works were either buff or grey.
What color is "Buff" ???? Sorry for my ignorance
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Old 04-15-2021, 05:41 AM
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Hi John, buff is a light brown colour - for some examples see the 6th April post on the previous page
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Hello JohnMGD,
Buff is a mixture of yellow ocher and white:.... See Wikipedia Buff (colour - Wikipedia)
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French buff

Regarding our ships, buff is not such as the bright yellow Russian ships were painted with, but a dull color, close to the one Dom Bumagi choose for their SMS Scharnhorst in tropical colours.

Have a look to the pictures of the Hoche in Paris, whose model was built just before the real ship was completed, after the plans only, as the forward mast was still intended to be fitted with three nests instead of two.
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