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Regia Marina Italiana Set 1
goldenpony
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Posted: Saturday, April 02, 2011 - 11:51 PM UTC
Ahoy Shipmates!!!

Join MSW Crewmember Simon Heathwood [redduster] shares his thoughts on Lifecolor Camouflage Regia Marina Italiana Set 1.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
AlanL
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Posted: Sunday, April 03, 2011 - 01:22 AM UTC
Hi Simon,

Thanks for the review. These arrived a bit late for me. Any chance of re-sizing the pics - they are very small?

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Monday, April 04, 2011 - 10:28 PM UTC
Hi Al

Will Look the originals out over the next couple of days & post them.

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, April 05, 2011 - 11:14 PM UTC
Hi Al,

here we go, all three original pics







Si

goldenpony
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Posted: Wednesday, April 06, 2011 - 02:06 AM UTC
I have added the full size images to the review now.

AlanL
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Posted: Wednesday, April 06, 2011 - 03:26 AM UTC
Hi Jim,

Many thanks. Am I right ion thinking a greenish/black would have been used on the lower hull?

If so Nato Black would be a better finish for me.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Wednesday, April 06, 2011 - 11:34 PM UTC
Hi Al

It is an Anti fouling green, It is a bit greener than it look's in the pic. closer to the green on the colour chip on the box top.

I beleive vessels such as the Mas boats had black below the waterline, (Much like RN fast coastal craft) and the green was used on destroyers, cruisers and the such. Although the colour profiles I have of Battleships tends to show a red.

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 09:55 PM UTC
I ordered 5 of the six paints in the set from Der Sockelshop, (skipped the "anti vegetativo green ), and bought the weathered black from the Lifecolor railway weathering set as well for the underwater hull of the MAS. The Rosso Mattone is a beautiful red for the aircraft ID markings on the bow.
Julian