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  1. Good day, fellow modelers, I have a (hopefully) simple question regarding the colour of the F-15E Strike Eagle. Yes, I know, FS 36118. However.... There are numerous photographic examples showing Strike Eagles wearing a distinctly green shade of colour. I have attached a few below. It seems to me that this cannot be a fading / weathering effect from FS 36118. The hue is too different. I also doubt that this apparent deviation from FS36118 is a result of photographic error / filters, etc. Again, FS 36118 is a distinctly blue shade of dark gray. These photos are distinctly green to me. I have spoken to Eagle drivers at airshows, and they have said that all Strike Eagles, without exception, are FS 36118. Can someone shed some light on this mystery green colour that some Strike Eagles appear to be wearing? Thank you, and Cheers!
  2. Great video from the IWM archive which I'd not seen before. As per the blurb, the occasion is the 1955 Queen's Birthday flypast in Hong Kong, as well marking the retirement of the aircraft from service with the HKAAF. Colour throughout, and great quality considering the age. https://film.iwmcollections.org.uk/record/2791 Highlights: - Starts with a pre-flight checks (some nice close ups), followed by take off. - Ground and aerial footage of the mixed 4-ship formation (PR.19 & F.24). - Flyby of four Harvards. - Aerial close up of F.24 VN318, which lowers and raises its undercarriage. - Landing and taxi to hangar. Spits that I can make out are Mk.24's VN485 (now at Duxford) & VN318, and PR.19's PS852 & PS854. J. Ok, so it's not quite WWII, but they're Spits!
  3. After some advice please people. I’ve got a 1/72 phantom F4-J and wondering if anyone knows the closest colour to the duck egg grey that the early raf f4’s had due to yellow primer then raf grey on top. I normally use humbrol. Trying to build one as 74 squadron markings as the old man worked in them late 80s for him. Any help please would be greatly accepted.
  4. So I've got the Kitty Hawk UH-1Y 'Venom' in my pile to do, and after hearing that the suggested colours in the instructions were incorrect, picked up the Mig Ammo USN 80s to Present set (I'm really hoping these pay off, because I haven't used Mig Ammo paints before). I'm wondering what combo to use of the paints included. Light Compass Ghost Grey will probably be the main colour, but the darker hue I'm pondering whether to use the Blue Grey, or Dark Compass Ghost Gray. Also, I'm not quite sure what kind of panel line wash to apply over an aircraft with this colour scheme. I have Mig neutral wash, Dark wash for NATO tanks, and US Desert vehicles wash currently, but none of these are probably suitable for ana ctive aircraft (Desert wash is good for making things look old, though). Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks, Gaz
  5. Hi everyone! I'd like to ask those who have built an F-35 of some sort to tell me the paints or combinations they used to achieve the correct colour for their F-35. I'm starting Academy's 1/72nd F-35A in the near future after a couple other kits have been completed but I'd like to know in advance what paints to buy. Many Thanks, Tom! Edit: wasn't meant to post this here, still new to this...
  6. hello Wasting time at work this morning I was looking at pics of AFV,s and whatnots and came across a pic of a Rooikat that seemed to be painted in Israeli Sand Grey Does anyone know what colour these vehicles are painted??
  7. There were 57 colours in BS 381 published in 1930 and exactly the same in BS 381C in October 1931. I am now trying to pin down exactly when the next eight colours (listed below) were added. Do you by any chance have any information about the dates of the amendments for each of these? I think they were all added before 1939 except 68 Traffic Yellow but the clues about that colour are not clear. 33 RAF Blue Grey 67 Traffic Green 68 Traffic Yellow 69 Traffic Blue 70 Traffic Red 71 Middle Graphite 72 Dark Graphite 73 Gulf Red Thank you in anticipation. William Marshall mechinf(at)netactive.co.za
  8. Panzer Vor!!!

    Field Kitchen

    Hello Does any one know what colour,s the German Field kitchen was painted?? Horse drawn type ?? Not the limber(?) but the actual cooking unit with chimney and stove Thanks
  9. Hi all, I am currently working on the Revell 1/72 Fairey Gannet, in Marineflieger markings, and I have some questions. First, the radome under the fuselage. Revell wants me to paint it black, but were they really this colour, or were they some unpainted dark fibreglass shade? Second, would Humbrol 90 be a good match for the Sky on the lower fuselage? If not, any suggestions? I have access to Humbrol, Revell, Italeri, Vallejo, Heller, Gunze acrylic, Tamiya, MR Paint, AK Interactive and Alclad's stuff. (Gotta love a well stocked hobbyshop) Thanks in advance!
  10. Hi all, I see that Hataka has the new formula British WW2 AFV colour set (NW Europe) - AS22. Any information about the accuracy of the colours, especially the G3 and G4 colours? They have a free shipping on 6+ individual paint bottle orders untill the Feb 28th. TIA Vedran
  11. korean

    Spitfire details

    Hello, Can any one tell me what the colour was for the insides of a battle of Britain period Spitfire wheel wells? also what colour were the insides of the gear doors? Korean.
  12. Were EE Lightning overwing tanks just silver or grey? Does anyone have pics of them with camo on? Am including them in my build but would prefer camo on them as opposed to just one colour but obviously wont if that makes it wrong...
  13. I've hit a bit of a snag here. I'm currently building Dragon's 1/35 Conqueror and here's my problem: The instructions tell you to mix Gunze Sangyo 73 70% + 6 30% which should translate into Humbrol: 70% 30 Matt Dark Green + 30% 3 Gloss Brunswick Green Now Humbrol "The Colour System" tell you that Post War British Army used Deep Bronze Green made by mixing Humbrol: 3 Gloss Brunswick Green: 43 parts + 80 Matt Grass Green: 15 parts + 60 Matt Scarlet: 14 parts What should I use? Cheers and thanks in advance Hans J
  14. Hi, Can anybody help me - what was the right colur for insided of fabric covered US interwar machines like Curtiss F11/BF2C, Douglas O-38 etc... I think (or rather I guess) that metal tubing was in zinc chromate but waht was a colour of fabric? In UK was red due to impregnation, similar red can be seen on Me 323 colour photos - the repaired places are red. So perhaps also red? Cheers J-W
  15. https://www.facebook.com/188578681175384/videos/1063810550318855/ Note yellow leading edges - also Sky undersides? Dated to 1942 from remaining red in the markings. PS Follow up the links for Hurricanes at Kirton-in-Lindsay and operations from the Red Road, Calcutta. Not colour, sadly. PPS title changed - the link was in a posting dealing with the previous colour film from Flypast.
  16. Hi, Just about to start making the RVHP Hawker Beech 350 Avenger T.1, and I have a query as to the shade of blue. The instructions call for FS.15050 - Blue Angels Blue, but 26 Decals call out for the RAF Beech Super King Air calls for British Roundel Blue BS110. I would have thought that both aircraft are using the same colours. Can anyone tell me what colour the Royal Navy are actually using? Cheers, Dave
  17. On no, not another colour question! Forgive me as I'm a novice at armour modelling, usually modelling aircraft, but I would like to know what the correct colour(s) should be for this kit. I've seen Tamiya TS2 suggested for Europe and TS46 for North Arrica in the instructions of a larger scale kit, but it would be helpful if you could confirm the correctness or not of these and what the nearest Humbrol equivalents are. Thanks Stewart
  18. Good Morning, I have just taken delivery of the Dragon Conquerer Mk2. This is my first AFV kit which seems very easy to build, i would have hoped for a metal main armament, and the tracks although they look well detailed remind my of the rubber bands of my youth. ( i am now 60 and returning to the hobby) I believe that the paint in service during the 60's was a gloss dark green called Bronze Green. 1, is this correct? 2, Who produces the colour? Probably been discussed before, but i couldn't find it. Regards Graham. ( new boy in town ).
  19. I mean only aluminiums engines..... I was using for engine 15years old humbroll paint aluminum no.56. but I spent it whole. I bought new one but this paint is sometimes matt and sometimes glossy so I cant use this paint. I have also revell and vallejo aluminum but I don’t like them too. :-( So What is your paint for engine?
  20. Hi everyone, Looking at doing this one in the next little while. I've seen several sources going for blue as the fuselage colour but keep coming back to CDL myself. There is a good quality print of it in 'King of Air Combat' but no mention of potential colours. If anyone has any ideas I'd be grateful.
  21. just got academy 1/72 spadx111, and instructions are in box but no colour references, i was wondering if anybody can enlighten me as to paint scheme, have researched but cannot find definitive colour scheme. any help appreciated
  22. Good evening all I am nearing completing my Eduard 110d (1:48) and had a question on engine exhaust stains. Would they be brown, grey, black, white? The aircraft I am doing was flying around 1941 in the Balkans so fuel would still be plentiful.?
  23. Hi guys, As the title says I'm after a starting ratio for PRU Blue that I can make from from Gunze Acqueous colours. I'm hoping to get my RF-84G into the paintshop this weekend. for your help. Cheer Mick
  24. I'm trying to get myself together on the colours used in low vis / grey colour schemes. I've seen references in various build logs, but as usual can't find again now I want! My preference (for ease) are Vallejo acrylics although I know they don't do the likes of Ghost/Gull grey. Anyone point me in the right direction please?? Cheers
  25. I am busy doing a MK 1. To save a lot of bother I ordered the following PE (because I broke the dash) It has a lot of good detail but the service door is painted Teal (if that what you can call the green) Its a million miles away from anything close to a Hurricane cockpit colour. Here is a picture (not the same green) Its more like Should I not bother using the PE Part? I was think of using some Maskol to re-spray the green,but I think that the detail is too fine. Any suggestions?
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