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  1. ULITHI

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    Howdy folks,

    I am painting the USS New Mexico in July of 1943, at the “Battle of Pips”, right before the Kiska invasion. I cannot find any photos of her during the Aleutian campaign, and was wondering how she was painted. I found a little information, but not specific to around this date.

    I believe I came to the conclusion she was the dark gray color, and did not have her dazzle paint scheme she had in 1944-45. However, I am second guessing myself.

    would anyone know of any sources to find this information out?

    Thanks for your help as always friends !
     
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    She was in Measure 21(overall #5-N Navy Blue on vertical surfaces, and #20B Deck Blue on horizontal surfaces).

    Photographic references from November 28, 1942 thru December 7, 1943 can be found in...
    "Warship Pictorial #18: USS New Mexico BB-40" by Classic Warships Publishing.
     
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    Well, looks like I have some re-painting to do…. Could have been worse though. Thank you Takao, you are always a big help!
     
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    I so happen to have a 1/1200 scale model of her in blue, but I don't have the deck blue. Oh well.
     
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    Poke around NHHC.
     
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    Darren, please post a picture of the final result. Your work is amazing and I'd love to have a print hanging in my den.
     
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    We don't make mistakes, just Happy accidents - Bob Ross.
     
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    Second that. Please post the finished painting.
     
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