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TYPE VII / Re: German Torpedo Color?
« Last post by Natter on 02 Dec , 2017, 10:55 »
I am building a G7e torpedo now. Is this thread has been up for some years and many links to pictures are broken and also files that has been shared (I guess with good info on colours on the different mods/models) do I wonder if someone could help me with the colours of a standard G7e/T2 or T3 torpedo.
In principle, there's no visual difference between a TII and TII besides the text "TII" or "TIII" painted inside a ring on the forward part of the batterychamber (this was not always applied though). However, if the TIII were fitted with Fat or Lut mechanisms, there would be several issues to distinguish it from a TII.
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  • War head: Light grey / Dark grey (Depending on T2 / T3 - It would seem that a darker grey is most accurate either way.   
  • Igniter: Brass - The pistol was made of brass initially, but they switched to steel during the war (painted grey). For a TIII the latter would be more correct
  • Body: Silver - Unpainted steel
  • Aft part: Light grey - Unpainted steel 
  • Propellers: Silver - Unpainted steel
The steel hull would have been covered in a protective grease giving it a brownish/golden tint.

If it can help, it is for a late war (1945) Seehund sub.
That's another story... It's clear that the Kleinkampfverbände painted their torpedoes in order to obtain proper camouflage, both for road-travel and in water - even with a camouflage pattern (as can be seen in certain photos).
I have no idea if this was governed by regulations, or left up to the kommands theirself to decide in terms of colours and pattern. My best guess would be shades of dark and lighter blue and/or grey for the hull and propellers.
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TYPE VII / Re: German Torpedo Color?
« Last post by Islandern on 02 Dec , 2017, 09:11 »
I am building a G7e torpedo now. Is this thread has been up for some years and many links to pictures are broken and also files that has been shared (I guess with good info on colours on the different mods/models) do I wonder if someone could help me with the colours of a standard G7e/T2 or T3 torpedo. The colours I was thinking of was
  • War head: Light grey / Dark grey (Depending on T2 / T3
  • Igniter: Brass
  • Body: Silver
  • Aft part: Light grey
  • Propellers: Silver
If it can help, it is for a late war (1945) Seehund sub.

Thank you, and have a good weekend.
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ALL other U-boats / Re: Type XXVII (Seehund) Colour help needed!
« Last post by Islandern on 02 Dec , 2017, 08:08 »
Thank you again Dougie, nothing is unclear at all of your texts.


My problem has been to find "true facts" on the web about the colour codings and Seehund. But I will go with the "Hellgrau 50" (Normal) for now, (lets swap Normal for Baltic then).



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ALL other U-boats / Re: Kriegsmarine colourmixes
« Last post by Islandern on 02 Dec , 2017, 08:05 »
Dougie, thank you! Starts to get clearer for me about the colours.
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Hi Mr. Don,
when do you think that the materials you are collecting and producing will be available for all U-Boat enthusiasts ?
I try to collect the crumbs of your fantastic work from the various threads of the forums, but I'll look in advance for the complete work...
Thanks anyway for your research....
Filippo
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thanks for the help.
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Hello Mr. Tore and all,


I have uploaded the latest version of Skizzenbuch into my Dropbox folder. I have verified to the best of my ability about 2/3rds of the book and updated the torpedo section with new material.  Maciek was the expert in this area, and I believe he would be proud of his student's efforts...


Regards,
Don_
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Have a great deal on the Verlinden kit but wanted to know which is better.  I know Bronco is newer.
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TYPE VII / Re: Aft buoyancy tank
« Last post by bianco64squalo on 28 Nov , 2017, 04:59 »
Thanks Snowman,
although not useful for my purpose ( nothing about stern section structure ), your drawings are beautiful.... 
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General Model Discussion / MOVED: Keroman 3
« Last post by Rokket on 28 Nov , 2017, 01:04 »
This topic has been moved to TYPE VII. It's probably not the best home, but this is definitely Uboat related and deserves to be amongst uboats as opposed to General Modelling.

Does anyone have any info? It's an interesting question. My uninformed view is that they splashed on "some color" onto raw concrete just in spots...but I'm going by faded Wiki photos.

http://models.rokket.biz/index.php?topic=1472.0
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