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    Posted: 22 September 2012 at 9:51am

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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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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Thanks Christian,
 
I love that 3 tone colour scheme she is wearing.
 
regards,
 
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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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Hi Christian, Many thanks for the vidio clips of the Braves and Ferocity. Nice to see the boats in action.
Best wishes to you,
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Hi Mike!

Hope all is well with you, have you seen this footage;

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bV8Exhc359o

Ferocity is at the end.

Regards, Christian.

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Hi Medway 508, The photo of Ferocity is one of her earlier pictures taken . I think it was taken shortly after begining her sea trials.  the 40 mm Bofors she is carring are a early
Mark of gun[maybe Mk 5,s]  The photos  I recieved from Vosper's depict mark 9 bofors guns with a different paint scheme.  I wrote to Vospers to confirm the colour scheme of Ferocity as depicted in the 3 photos.  The Hull = Admiralty grey, The deck = Dark Grey,
and the hull below waterline = Dark Maroon. These are the colours Vospers told me were
correct. Please remember that Ferocity was built as a private venture Patrol Boat and that
her colour scheme may not have been done to Royal Navy Specifications of that day.
The photos of my model in the BMPB picture gallery are as close to ,and acknowledged by Vospers when I sent pictures to them.
My Ferocity is currently undergoing an powerplant change [in runner electric motor] plus
fitting a sound system of gas Turbine sound [start up and shut down], 40 mm bofor sounds and fog horn.. I hope to have the boat back in the water before November
this year after an absence of some 15 or so years.
 
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Mike Harrison.
 
 
 
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A long time ago, now sunnier Sydney.
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Hi there,
 
Welcome aboard, curious re "medway508" are you from sunny Medway Towns?
 
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The link to the two tone scheme is:
 
 
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