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Viet Nam era C-130 color?

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Viet Nam era C-130 color?
Posted by GlennH on Saturday, July 15, 2017 6:48 PM

Finally getting around to building one of the few remaining things I was on or in. Does anyone have any suggestion on a spray can color I might use that is close to being correct? The couple I flew in were probably mainly used for troop transport and most likely left configured that way. They were NOT cammo. Would have been circa 1970.

Thanks

A number Army Viet Nam scans from hundreds yet to be done:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/southwestdreams/albums/72157621855914355

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Posted by jeaton01 on Saturday, July 15, 2017 7:13 PM

Most of the pictures I have of USAF C-130's before the SEA scheme was applied are natural metal. 

John

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, July 15, 2017 8:06 PM

Yup, for USAF, before the SEA camo, it was bare metal overall. Navy and Marines had theirs in white over NMF

 

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Posted by GlennH on Saturday, July 15, 2017 8:54 PM
Interesting. For the life of me , so much escapes my memory. Looks like trying to find something like that in a spray can may be a challange.

A number Army Viet Nam scans from hundreds yet to be done:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/southwestdreams/albums/72157621855914355

Have had the great fortune to be on every side of the howitzers.

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Posted by jeaton01 on Saturday, July 15, 2017 10:38 PM

Tamiya has a pretty good silver is a spray can.  TS17 is gloss aluminum, and there are some other shades.  I haven't used them as I prefer to airbrush.

John

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Posted by GlennH on Monday, July 17, 2017 4:51 PM
Thanks all. I guess for spray cans silver is probably as close to bare metal as I can get,

A number Army Viet Nam scans from hundreds yet to be done:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/southwestdreams/albums/72157621855914355

Have had the great fortune to be on every side of the howitzers.

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Posted by ikar01 on Monday, July 17, 2017 7:07 PM

You'll have to flattten it out some though.  I don't remember seeing any trash haulers with a bright shinny fuselage.  There were also different shades of metal.  Aluminum was the primary color back then.  SOme early Herks carried red markings on their aircraft as well as sometimes a grey inside the wing walk areas.  It just epends which ship you want to do.

If you insits on alumin, why not try the metal foil system.  Alclad has all sorts of shades for an airbrush if youi have one available.

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