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3 tone USN help please. WW2


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I am hopping this is the right place to put this.

 

I am going through my kits to find something to get me out of my modelling rut that i am in. I thought about doing some USN WW2 stuff in the 3 tone blues, Is it best to paint the lighter first then go up in shades? I know this is a very beginner question but this is the first time i have done USN WW2 and my instinct is to paint the top then the sides and hope it works.

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It seems to me the reverse might be easier.  Moving from light to dark ought to use less paint.  That's certainly how I have done it since a bad experience with OD and Neutral Gray (on a Frog B-26?) many many years ago.

 

I wandered through various pictures of Corsairs, Avengers and various 'Cats and it looks like that was common practice on the real thing - but that's a long way from actually knowing what they did.  If you can't be sure in full scale . . .

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Technically it's a 4 tone scheme, and has been discussed on BM quite a few times.

 

Jamie from Sovereign paints describes it very well in one of his posts::

 

And to confirm - always better to paint light to dark - easier to cover light paint with dark rather than the other way round!

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