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I've read compelling arguments that the bottom of "tsu-134" depicted in Airfix's A6M2 kit is a yellow color.  There is a lot of useful information in this thread:

 

My question is... what yellow would I use? Is it a plain ol' Testors yellow, or more of a yellow orange? or is it something that we may never have an answer to...? 

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4 hours ago, opus999 said:

My question is... what yellow would I use? Is it a plain ol' Testors yellow, or more of a yellow orange? or is it something that we may never have an answer to...?

For what it's worth, I used a mix of Revell and Tamiya acrylics (wow, eight years ago...) to get what I felt looked close to Japanese trainer orange-yellow. Images (albeit plastered with the Photobucket logo) are here:

 

Cheers, Jeff

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8 hours ago, stevehnz said:

e first article in this search of AviationofJapan has some tips for a correct colour mix.

 

 

7 hours ago, Toryu said:

Nick Millman offers good painting instructions on his website http://www.aviationofjapan.com/

Thanks for the links guys.  This website appears invaluable, and I have used a lot of information from it, but only when I get a link in an internet search.  I've never figured out a way to search within the website. I just went back and fiddled with it and discovered my script blocker was keeping the search box from appearing. :banghead: So, I've learned two things today!!

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Nick Millman specifically addresses the trainer orange-yellow in his "Painting the Early Zero" monograph, available via the website. If you're interested in the Zero, it's an excellent addition to your references... 

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