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Painting canvas colors. 1/350 IJN Akagi.

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  • Member since
    October, 2018
Painting canvas colors. 1/350 IJN Akagi.
Posted by IJN Fan on Thursday, October 04, 2018 1:08 PM

Greetings all. Currently building Hasegawa's 1/350 Akagi and I'm now prepping the lifeboats and launches. The paint chart calls for flat white on the canvas coverings for the lifeboats, however, it's just too white for my taste. There's also a mix ratio listed on the "Marking and Painting" poster tho's it still doesn't look right. Does anyone have a good recommendation for canvas cover colors? Thanks!!

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Friday, October 05, 2018 7:22 PM

I dont know if this is quite right for  I J N , but I use Testors Camoflage Grey.

It's an "Off" White. I alway's thought it looked like White, but kinda weathered.

The picture below show's the color slightly more Grey-ish than it really is.

https://www.hobbylinc.com/cgi-bin/s8.cgi?str_s=camouflage+grey&submit=GO&cat_s=RH&mfg_s=tes

This is probably closer to what your looking for.

                                                       Tamiya

Acrylic XF14 JA Grey 

https://www.hobbylinc.com/cgi-bin/s8.cgi?str_s=camouflage+grey&submit=GO&cat_s=RH&mfg_s=tam

Hope this was helpful .

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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