USS MAINE (ACR-1)

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This is the display model for the 1/128 MAINE kit I developed back in 2005. It is on display at the Naval War College in Newport, RI. Before it left, I repainted the bottom green. I discovered a doctoral dissertation about a news reporter who was at her raising in 1912 and described her bottom as green. Further research showed that MAINE, during her last yard period in December 1897, had her bottom painted an experimental "McGinnis Green".

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Gorgeous model! I love ships of this period. I am wondering about green as well after seeing a video tour of the Olympia on YouTube. The tops of the turrets and some other features were painted a kind of hospital green color, only slightly brighter. How does one find records of standardized paint schemes such as uniform standards for the Navy at the time?

How do you form your stanchions and railings? They are very precise.
 
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Not overly familiar with documents from that period. If you are on Facebook, ask that question on WARSHIP CAMOUFLAGE RESEARCH GROUP https://www.facebook.com/groups/1938148576493719 .

This was the display model of a kit I developed for BlueJacket in 2004. The stanchions and railings are photoetched brass. I'm currently developing OREGON in the same scale - 1/128 (3/32"= 1').
 
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