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Hi Christian, Many thanks for the vidio clips of the Braves and Ferocity. Nice to see the boats in action.
Best wishes to you,
Mike Harrison.
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Mike,
 
Thanks for that. I'm asuming that Admiralty Grey was the blue grey BS381C 697 called Light Admiralty Grey that the RN was painting their ships back then & the dark grey as BS381C 632 called Dark Admiralty Grey they used on the decks of Braves & flight decks of frigates.
 
The darker coloured hull scheme I'd guess as a dark blue but not Royal Blue (Admirals & Liz wouldn't have been impressed by the use of that colour)
 
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Thanks Christian,
 
I love that 3 tone colour scheme she is wearing.
 
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Hi Medway508.    Thanks for the colour code numbers of the shades of Admiralty grey.
You mentioned that the Braves deck colour was dark Grey. According to a Royal Navy training colour film of HMS Brave Swordsman [ a copy  I have ] the colour is a light green,
colour specification number is not known to me.   I was lucky to visit KD Malaya [the Malayasian navy Base on Singapore Island] in 1977 and went on board Perkasa. Her deck was painted light green over a canvas material [an anti slip agent] that was glued to the deck. That visit was a most memorable for me . All the Malasian Perkasa Braves were berthed there and had been decomissioned and were up for sale. Asking price was around Malasian $ 300,000 for each craft.  I unable to find out if they were sold or what demise became of these boats.
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Mike,

 

The details I got from Defence Standards were that decks were BS4800 14C39 (no names for 4800 colours) from the mid 1950s to 1968. It was a high gloss colour & very slippery when wet. I only found the grey coloured decks the other week when I came across a colour photo of them both in Wales in 1962 & they had grey decks. The YouTube video Christian aimed me at has overhead colour footage of them showing the grey decks.

 

The green is a medium green darker than Humbrolís deck green. I have seen an RN painting instruction for Chatham Dockyard on a Leander where it says BS381C Mid Brunswick Green 226 could be used. Never knew until then that there were 3 shades of Brunswick Green!

 

If you are painting anything any decent paint shop should be able to mix up the standard colours & a mob called Phoenix Paints makes them in different sized cans for modellers. I believe they now also do them in spray cans to order.

 

I used to visit Malaysia a lot for work & heard one Perkasa had been retained for a museum but was never able to find it. I think a Danish Brave is in a museum somewhere.

 

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Michael

 

Just noticed you are in NZ, so no chance of getting spray cans mailed out.

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