Re: SSBN Andrew Jackson colors?

Got this response from someone who served on board the Webster:
Exterior: anti-foul red (Krylon sandible primer is a dead ringer) below
centerline, black (for scale effect, make this a very dark gray) above waterline. For SSBN's operating on the West coast before the mid-80's, make all topside vertical surfaces a dark gray.
Interior: bilges are terra-cotta red; engineering spaces white, with steel deck plate gratings; same for AMR-1 and AMR-2; missile compartment pea green with tan tile on decks; operations compartment, wood paneling in officers quarters and wardroom, and mess deck, tan in sonar shack and Nav center. Control Room consoles light gray with black faces. Torpedo Room is tan with brass tube breeches.
BTW, the kits are not very accurate, neither the exterior (example: the rudders are one piece, not split), nor the interior. The engineering spaces are particularly off. Example: No propeller shaft evident in the engineering spaces, nor any signs of large steam turbines. Have fun anyway!
Tom Dougherty ( snipped-for-privacy@aol.com)
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But in the head they molded toilet paper rolls on the walls with a little bit of paper hanging off each roll............
Ives100 wrote:

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Ron wrote:

Obviously they got the parts right with which they had the most experience.
Bill Banaszak, MFE
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I was on the 620 for 3.5 years...
The color descriptions mentioned above sound pretty good to me - where does one get and remember stuff like that?
Accuracy of the interior is correct in basic layout of systems and compartments, but a total fantasy otherwise.
I'm building mine closed up.
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I have an article on correcting the exterior details, if you are interested. Tom Dougherty ( snipped-for-privacy@aol.com)
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On 2 Jul 2003 08:02:39 -0700, snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com (Wedge) wrote:

I was on the 630 for 4 years myself. I am seriously thinking about trying to redo the model to make it accurate. But I need to get my skills up quite a bit before I try. russ - FTb-3/SS USS John C. Calhoun, 1979 to 1983
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