Fin Posted October 17, 2022 Share Posted October 17, 2022 (edited) Could someone recommend a water based acrylic paint that is a good representation of Grigio Mimetico? Stormo magazine equals it to FS36231 with is basically Dark Gull Grey which seems noticeably less blueish than the color chips chart posted there: https://www.stormomagazine.com/Articles/coloricmpr_1.jpg Also, is there a definitive answer on what paints the Savoia Marchetti 79 bombers used in 1938? The stormomagazine site seems to be contradicting itself in several places. If someone actually knows in what colours the first lot of Italian built Romanian S.79B bombers were painted in it would be even better. I`m considering the idea that the Romanian multicolor camouflaged PZL P.11f were actually using Italian paints. For example, no.114: http://www.cartula.ro/forum/index.php?app=core&module=attach§ion=attach&attach_rel_module=post&attach_id=156673 Better pictures can be found in the free IBG pdf on this subject (although they reach a very different conclusion): http://www.ibgmodels.com/resources/Colour_options_IBG_72521_PZL_IAR_P.11F.pdf The photos seem to have been made on orthochromatic film since the Blue on the rudder and roundels is very ligth and the red is very dark. Two dark colours and one lighter colour can be seen on the upper side (I`m thinking they might be some of the giallo, verde and marrone mimetico), with the underside having a noticeably lighter shade than the lighter colour on the upperside. But if the upperside colour is a yellow (Giallo Mimetico 3 for example) and the underside colour is a blue-gray this would explain why they appear that way, when in fact, the underside might be slightly darker than the upperside colour or about the same shade. Edited October 17, 2022 by Fin Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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