Matrix Games Forums

Forums  Register  Login  Photo Gallery  Member List  Search  Calendars  FAQ 

My Profile  Inbox  Address Book  My Subscription  My Forums  Log Out

OT: DD Mahan Art search

 
View related threads: (in this forum | in all forums)

Logged in as: Guest
Users viewing this topic: none
  Printable Version
All Forums >> [Current Games From Matrix.] >> [World War II] >> War In The Pacific - Struggle Against Japan 1941 - 1945 >> OT: DD Mahan Art search Page: [1]
Login
Message << Older Topic   Newer Topic >>
OT: DD Mahan Art search - 2/15/2009 2:55:40 PM   
AirGriff


Posts: 701
Joined: 10/11/2004
Status: offline
Just got a 1:700 scale model of DD Mahan circa 1938 for my birthday. The directions aren't very detailed on colors or paint. Anybody have any artwork or color photo's?
Post #: 1
RE: OT: DD Mahan Art search - 2/15/2009 4:19:10 PM   
Ron Saueracker


Posts: 12121
Joined: 1/28/2002
From: Ottawa, Canada OR Zakynthos Island, Greece
Status: offline
I think you came to the right place. Any time now this thread will be loaded.

_____________________________





Yammas from The Apo-Tiki Lounge. Future site of WITP AE benders! And then the s--t hit the fan

(in reply to AirGriff)
Post #: 2
RE: OT: DD Mahan Art search - 2/15/2009 6:25:23 PM   
JWE

 

Posts: 6580
Joined: 7/19/2005
Status: offline
TomLabel can tell you how to paint your Mahan by month and by year, and likely give you the BuShips color vectors to boot. There's no man anywhere that knows as much.

_____________________________


(in reply to Ron Saueracker)
Post #: 3
RE: OT: DD Mahan Art search - 2/15/2009 8:06:21 PM   
AirGriff


Posts: 701
Joined: 10/11/2004
Status: offline
Excellent!  The Mahan will be the first of what I hope will become a great ship collection of the era and theatre.  Starting small, though. 

(in reply to JWE)
Post #: 4
RE: OT: DD Mahan Art search - 2/15/2009 8:49:00 PM   
TOMLABEL


Posts: 5116
Joined: 1/27/2006
From: Alabama - ROLL TIDE!!!!!
Status: offline
Mmmmm. This sounds like the Midship Model's Mahan.

If you are going to paint it in the Pre-War scheme you can use White Ensign Models colorcoats paint or Testors Model Master Acryl line. If WEM Colorcoats, then use US01 Standard Navy Gray overall, but all horizontal decks need to be painted with US02 Standard Deck Gray. If you'd rather use acrylics, the the Testors Model Master Acryl #4233 overall and # 4237 for all horizontal decks.

In 1942, the Mahan switched over to the MS21 paint scheme (an overall navy blue color). The WEM colors needed will be the US08 5-N Navy Blue for all verticle surfaces and US10 Revised Deck Blue 20B for ALL horizontal surfaces. The Testors colors will be #4241 5-N Navy Blue for all verticle surfaces and #4243 20B Deck Blue for ALL horizontal surfaces.

If you want to go for the dazzle scheme used in 1944 - MS31/23d, you'll need WEM colors US05 5-H Haze Gray, US06 5-O Ocean Gray, Black, and US10 Revised Deck Blue 20B for ALL horizontal surfaces. The Testors versions will be #4239 5-O Ocean Gray, #4238 5-H Haze Gray, #4768 Black and #4243 20B Deck Blue for ALL horizontal surfaces. I can't find a good image of the design sheet, but here are a couple of pictures that may help with this scheme:

http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/OnlineLibrary/photos/images/n60000/n67747.jpg
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/OnlineLibrary/photos/images/n60000/n67746.jpg

Other photos of the Mahan can be found here:
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/OnlineLibrary/photos/sh-usn/usnsh-m/dd364.htm


As far as the paints go, you can probably get them from the following sites:
http://www.freetimehobbies.com/
http://www.pacificfront.com/
http://www.squadron.com/

Here's also a link to gallery of a completed kit over at Steel Navy:
http://www.steelnavy.com/MidshipMahanDB.htm

Hope this helps some!

TOMLABEL






< Message edited by TOMLABEL -- 2/16/2009 3:28:22 AM >


_____________________________


Art by the Rogue-USMC

WITP Admiral's Edition: Ship & Sub Art/Base Unit Art/Map Icon Art

"If destruction be our lot - it will come from within"...Abraham Lincoln

(in reply to JWE)
Post #: 5
RE: OT: DD Mahan Art search - 2/15/2009 10:15:33 PM   
Vampir


Posts: 151
Joined: 5/4/2008
From: Poland
Status: offline
Some photos of the Mahan can be found here:
USS Mahan
Blog Naval Warfare
ace pilots - ships

Interesting site: Shipcamouflage.com

(in reply to TOMLABEL)
Post #: 6
RE: OT: DD Mahan Art search - 2/15/2009 11:08:58 PM   
John 3rd


Posts: 16825
Joined: 9/8/2005
From: La Salle, Colorado
Status: offline
Where are the pictures of the DD sinking??  

_____________________________



Member: Treaty, Reluctant Admiral and Between the Storms Mod Team.

Reluctant Admiral Mod:
https://sites.google.com/site/reluctantadmiral/

(in reply to Vampir)
Post #: 7
RE: OT: DD Mahan Art search - 2/16/2009 3:27:35 AM   
TOMLABEL


Posts: 5116
Joined: 1/27/2006
From: Alabama - ROLL TIDE!!!!!
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: John 3rd

Where are the pictures of the DD sinking??  


They went down with the camera!

_____________________________


Art by the Rogue-USMC

WITP Admiral's Edition: Ship & Sub Art/Base Unit Art/Map Icon Art

"If destruction be our lot - it will come from within"...Abraham Lincoln

(in reply to John 3rd)
Post #: 8
RE: OT: DD Mahan Art search - 2/16/2009 2:11:47 PM   
AirGriff


Posts: 701
Joined: 10/11/2004
Status: offline
Perfect!  Thanks, guys.

(in reply to TOMLABEL)
Post #: 9
RE: OT: DD Mahan Art search - 2/16/2009 3:57:25 PM   
AirGriff


Posts: 701
Joined: 10/11/2004
Status: offline
quote:

This sounds like the Midship Model's Mahan.


It is indeed, sir.  Do you recommend Midship Models?  They don't seem to have a lot out there, but the stuff they have seems hard to find with other makers.

(in reply to AirGriff)
Post #: 10
RE: OT: DD Mahan Art search - 2/16/2009 5:41:05 PM   
TOMLABEL


Posts: 5116
Joined: 1/27/2006
From: Alabama - ROLL TIDE!!!!!
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: AirGriff

quote:

This sounds like the Midship Model's Mahan.


It is indeed, sir.  Do you recommend Midship Models?  They don't seem to have a lot out there, but the stuff they have seems hard to find with other makers.


Yes, Midship Models are fine. Just as with most any other kit manufacturer, there will always be some kits they make that are better than others. They do make several kits that haven't been made by other manufacturers, so that's a plus. They also have a USS Montana BB in resin, but I can't remember if that was in 1/700 or 1/350.

TOMLABEL

_____________________________


Art by the Rogue-USMC

WITP Admiral's Edition: Ship & Sub Art/Base Unit Art/Map Icon Art

"If destruction be our lot - it will come from within"...Abraham Lincoln

(in reply to AirGriff)
Post #: 11
RE: OT: DD Mahan Art search - 2/16/2009 7:08:40 PM   
AirGriff


Posts: 701
Joined: 10/11/2004
Status: offline
Is resin supposed to be better?  What type of paint would you use on resin?  This Mahan model has one small piece that is resin, for some reason. 

What's the difference between acrylic paints, oil based, and water based?  Which is best?

(in reply to TOMLABEL)
Post #: 12
RE: OT: DD Mahan Art search - 2/16/2009 8:21:35 PM   
TOMLABEL


Posts: 5116
Joined: 1/27/2006
From: Alabama - ROLL TIDE!!!!!
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: AirGriff

Is resin supposed to be better?  What type of paint would you use on resin?  This Mahan model has one small piece that is resin, for some reason. 

What's the difference between acrylic paints, oil based, and water based?  Which is best?


Resin is used by some manufacturers to get better details molded in a part/parts. Some manufacturers make entire kits out of resin, but resin kits are more expensive than plastic. With resin kits or parts, you have to use an epoxy or CA (super glue) to attach the pieces together or to plastic, wood, etc. If I'm painting a resin part, I will first prime it with Krylon primer or some primer picked up at Wal-Mart. After that has dried, you can paint it with enamels or acrylics.

Acrylics are water based paints. Enamels are oil based paints. Either are best depending on your preferences. I usually use acryilics if using an airbrush as it is so much easier to clean up the airbrush with water or windex. I use enamels for painting smaller parts or areas as I have found that enamels brush on better than most acrylics. However, you have to use turpentine or paint thinner to clean up the brushes afterward.



< Message edited by TOMLABEL -- 2/16/2009 8:22:52 PM >


_____________________________


Art by the Rogue-USMC

WITP Admiral's Edition: Ship & Sub Art/Base Unit Art/Map Icon Art

"If destruction be our lot - it will come from within"...Abraham Lincoln

(in reply to AirGriff)
Post #: 13
Page:   [1]
All Forums >> [Current Games From Matrix.] >> [World War II] >> War In The Pacific - Struggle Against Japan 1941 - 1945 >> OT: DD Mahan Art search Page: [1]
Jump to:





New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts


Forum Software © ASPPlayground.NET Advanced Edition 2.4.5 ANSI

0.154