Color h.m.s victory

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Color h.m.s victory

Post by Pat71 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:27 am

Ik dont know what color i have tot paint the boat. With blach or dark wood color. The real ship is Black in saw onze the pictures.

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Re: Color h.m.s victory

Post by Brian077 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:44 am

I take it from your post that you are asking about H.M.S Victory's colour scheme ?

Its been changed in recent times to a pinkish colour which was the original colour of the ship.

Here's a photo of me on deck of Victory next to a cannon carriage and you can see the pink colour.
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Re: Color h.m.s victory

Post by Graham » Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:23 pm

I visited her last year and although the colour may be authentic I can't say I'm a lover of it.

I took this photo on the quayside which explains the debate about colour -
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I also put a lot of Victory photos in the 'Photos of real ships for reference' section on this forum which might help you in your build. Regards.

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Re: Color h.m.s victory

Post by WilliamMorrison » Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:46 am

Perhaps it's just me, but I have never been able to see "pink" in the "original" color scheme. It looks more of a light tan to me, at least in all the photos, almost like the old Testor's paint "Tan". It could be the lighting, but it simply does not look pink to me.


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