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Massimo Tessitori

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  1. Hi Antti, the horizontal stabilizer... do you mean the one where the elevator is hinged? It should be metallic. If you mean the one where the rudder is hinged, that was wooden, solidal to the rear fuselage. Thank you for your informations. Regards Massimo
  2. Hi Antti, thank you very much for sharing the chips. The MiG-3 was painted before the war's outbreak, so it is not AMT-4 but AII green, as the blue is AII light blue. A question: does it appear the same on the metallic and wooden parts? Regards Massimo
  3. Hi, I don't know about Revell paints, they are not easily available here. The color on the screen looks acceptable, but I can't say from a digital chip without reference chips around. Regards Massimo
  4. Hi, my impression of that plane 2 (?) is that all the uppersurface was solid grey. It was an out of standard repainting, extending under the stabilizer line. I see a color division over the rear fuselage, but it looks extended on the red star too, so probably it is a defect of the photo. The paint on the nose is semigloss, so it was likely a recent repainting. Difficult that a camo pattern could be invisible in such conditions, also because the camouflage is visible on other planes of the same unit. It's more difficult to explain why the light blue area isn't visible on the rear fuselage. Regards Massimo
  5. Hi, I've tested some Humbrol acrylic small cans, those sold enclosed in the kits. I found that they have a bluish bonder that could affect the final shade. I wonder if acrylic 226 is the same shade of the enamel. Anyway it seems promising. Are Italeri colors sold there? Regards Massimo
  6. Hi, I've tried to obtain and collect chips of Soviet colors, including candidates for AMT-4. The comparison of Kari looks convincing, even if I would compare my chip of 150 with his one in reality to be sure that it's the same. Not that my one is right and his one is wrong, of course, but they could not be identical. The same for all other chips of course. Anyway 150 looks a good candidate. 117 is missing from my chips because my can has died (no, not ended, Humbrol enamels never end in that way if you don't spill it), and all local modelling shops have no longer Humbrols. I tested it years ago and I found it a good match for the first version of AKAN paints (117 was a bit lighter, but those early AKANs were famous for their impression of darkness). Interestingly, AK chip RC-315 and AK-2242 are not well compatible each other, so they can't be taken as a reference. MRP-16 of this photo suffers from some ski reflection , it was semigloss so it appears different from other chips that were matt. A good reference is the chip of FS-34102 visible on the right. (by the way, the page looks to end strangely because I have enlarged some parts of the photo to make the comparison easier). By the way, the outsider acrylic Italeri 4807AP, Flat Russian Armour Green FS-34083 looks a good candidate, I found a small triangular space for it on the same plastic cap where I made a further test on Humbrols. On the same plastic cap I found a central place for AK RC-315, but seems that it reacted strangely and became too light. Who has experience with AK paints? I never utilized them by airbrush, but my tests with brush and toothpick were a disaster. I have not a sure conclusion. The Italeri match looks reliable. For Humbrols, I would suggest 150, 151 or 226 that seem a good match, eventually darkened with a bit of black. 86, 117 and 159 could still be acceptable. I would consider 159 for a plane before 1937, eventually darkened with a bit of black, and 116 as 3B of metallic planes of 1936-37. AII green could perhaps be matched with 151 or 226 with a bit more black. What do you think of this? Regards Massimo
  7. I am a bit surprised for the look of Humbrol 150 of Kari Lumppio. I made a chip with 150 yesterday and looks more 'grassy'. I wonder if the shade of Humbrol paints is the same between different stocks.
  8. I think that it should be more yellowish than a mix of 116 and 117.
  9. Hi all, I am taking into consideration the enamel Humbrol 159 as possible match. Regards Massimo
  10. Hi Ray, most impressive models. I'll take some time to read the whole thread. Regards Massimo
  11. Hi, I made a small page on this subject a lot of years ago. http://massimotessitori.altervista.org/sovietwarplanes/pages/lendlease/hurricane/hurricane2seat/plator/2seat in service/2seathurricane.htm It doesn't add much, but in my opinion the white plane on the background of the photo is another two-seater trainer hurricane, it shows the same shape of the back of the first one. Regards Massimo
  12. As a premise, I have never studied the differences between these versions in detail and I don't have the kit in 1/48, only the ICM in 1/72 where both the conversion sets do exist. At a first look, if one wants to obtain the version with M-82 engine in 1/48, he could think to use the resin conversion for M-88B as a base, turn the cowling upside down and then make other necessary modifications. It's a thing still to study, the first thing to check is the outer diameter of the cowling on good scale drawings from the same source. Regards Massimo
  13. Interesting. Some of those colors are new for me. I wonder what their sources are, but at first look they look credible. The Humbrol matches are very approximative, 80 and 115 are used as matches for different paints while Gunze matches are different. Some time ago Xan wrote to have discovered the colors of Soviet navy hydroplanes but he was waiting the publication of something before revealing them, I wonder if the things are related. Regards Massimo
  14. I suggest a thin metallic wire as a core, thickened by paint or glue where necessary. The base could be made by a very short ending ring of tube or syringe needle, with some white glue to make the cone.
  15. Hi Serge, I agree and meant this, it was aluminum paint. Regards Massimo
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