I received an email from another group on some of the latest thinking on Battleship Colors at Pearl Harbor during the attack. It seems historians working the new memorial found archived documents that show Adm Kimmel ordered the ships painted medium blue with forward main turret tops painted to identify the ships to air spotters and aft turret tops painted to identify air squadrons embared as spotters during combat. Arizona would have had red for both sets. So there's supposedly a new more detailed Arizona model for the museum witth this paint job. Add this to an article a few years back on finding parts of a zero with factory finish in a museum - the plane was at the Pearl Harbor attack, and was a Caramel color. So now blue battleships, caramel colored Zeros (in one squadron). Hard to choose how to use this on future kits - who is right. There were reports of light brown Zeros so I can buy that - but nobody knew if our ships were grey or blue? - especially since that would have been such a major change - not to mention the colorful upper turrets. However looking at some black and white photos almost could convince you the turrets tops were a different color than the fronts. Like to hear some other opinions.