Book Review
German Naval Camoflage
German Naval Camouflage Volume 0ne 1939-1941
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by: Harry [ HARRY_AT_BFM ]

Naval Institute Press- German Naval Camouflage Volume 0ne 1939-1941.

By John Asmussen & Eric Leon
Published by Seaforth Publishing
ISBN 978-1-84832-142-7

This is an excellent book for anyone interested in German naval camouflage in the pre-war to 1941. The Color plates are very well done. This makes it very easy for the modeler to paint the ship the correct way for the time period chosen.

The book starts with the types of camouflage used. The second chapter which I find most interesting is on the use of "scale effect".

The following chapters go into complete color plates of the ship camouflage by date, very useful. even though the book states 1939-1941 some of the color plate go all the way back to 1934.


This includes complete class chapters on:

Capital Ships

Heavy Cruisers

Light Cruisers


And a final chapter on German shipboard float plane colors and markings.

This is an excellent book in all respects.
Highs: Just can not say enough of how much I enjoyed this book. I bought it for my Heavy Cruiser Blücher build. Glad I did as there are a few others on my build list as well. The printing and paper used in the making of this book are very high class
Lows: None found
Verdict: I think I said it all in the Highs
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  Scale: N/A
  Mfg. ID: ISBN 978-1-59114-333-8
  Suggested Retail: around $48.00
  PUBLISHED: Aug 23, 2017

About Harry (Harry_at_BFM)

I am retired and started BattleFleet Models (BFM) in 2003. A small resin ship and accessories company. Dealing in 1/700 and 1/350 Auxiliary Ships and Docks. I scratch build all of the masters, except for the masters given to me by my fellow ship enthusiasts. I also do commission builds. I have...

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Todd ask me for some sample pages and I thought no I do not want to bend the binding for the book to go into the scanner. So, I just took the camera and did a couple of pics.
AUG 23, 2017 - 07:55 AM
Thanks Harry! Looks like an invaluable resource for detailing!
AUG 23, 2017 - 08:47 AM
You're welcome! You are absolutely correct. This is a invaluable book for DKM enthusiasts. There are 110 pages of color plates in the book.
AUG 23, 2017 - 09:10 AM
Looks like one for the reference shelf to me.
SEP 05, 2017 - 12:18 AM
Harry, this looks to be a great resource! The best DKM color reference up to this has been Anstriche und Tarnanstriche der deutschen Kriegsmarine... but only the captions are in English! I can't wait to get my hands on this one.
OCT 18, 2017 - 06:03 AM
Tim, There is Volume 1 & 2. Both are great reference guides.
OCT 19, 2017 - 08:51 AM