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P-38 paint/color question part duex

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  • Member since
    September, 2015
P-38 paint/color question part duex
Posted by Brian2015 on Saturday, March 09, 2019 5:20 PM

Hello, all!

If you saw my post from back when, I am painting an F-35 as a P-38 from the Pacific theater. I have most of what I need to complete my vision, but I cannot figure out what color to use for the belly of the plane.  I am going with OD on top and the grey belly, but cannot determine what grey to use. Since I do not have a P-38 kit, I have no guidance. Also, the P-38 kit instructions that I can find online are either bare metal or one-tone black(ish).

Does anyone have any insight? FWIW I am planning on using Humbrol enamels.


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Posted by mississippivol on Saturday, March 09, 2019 5:24 PM
Look for "neutral grey". That's the color.
  • Member since
    September, 2015
Posted by Brian2015 on Saturday, March 09, 2019 5:39 PM
Thanks! Humbrol is put of stock, but Model Master has it. The forum always in record time!


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