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Phantom grey?
Posted by Theuns on Sunday, August 9, 2020 6:03 AM

The Academy USN F4b calls for Hubrol 140 gull grey but it looks way to dark to me, what do you guys use for the top surfaces over te white bottom?

 

Theuns

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Posted by crown r n7 on Sunday, August 9, 2020 6:09 AM

I go with fs36440 light gull gray with white belly and controll sirfaces.

  

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, August 9, 2020 9:23 AM

Hi;

         I have found most paints that are labeled for topside use, are to dark. I use Light Aircraft Grey with a drop or two of Semi-Gloss white. The thing is, Aircraft seem to be plagued by "scale effect" as badly as Ships! 

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, August 9, 2020 10:26 AM

Humbrol 140 is Dark Gull Gray, the color used in cockpits. Humbrol 129, Light Gull Gray, is the correct color to use.

 

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, August 9, 2020 10:35 AM

I have HU 129 aswell as HU 40 gloss witch doesnt look to bad, maybe I will play arround with them to get a "used" look

 

Thanx

 

Theuns

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, August 9, 2020 2:22 PM

Theuns

I have HU 129 aswell as HU 40 gloss witch doesnt look to bad, maybe I will play arround with them to get a "used" look

 

Thanx

 

Theuns

 

Those two would work for that. USN aircraft have constant spot painting done at sea for corrosion control. Using 40 around certain panels over a 129 base would work well for that effect.

Which Squadron markings are you planning to use?

 

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U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

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  • From: MN
Posted by Nathan T on Sunday, August 9, 2020 4:21 PM

Gunze H 315 or H325

 

 

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Posted by Theuns on Monday, August 10, 2020 12:24 AM

dont have access to Gunze paints, and with the lockdown my funds have been cut by maybe 70% over the last 135 days so no money for toy stuff, need to use what I have :-(

 

Stik the kit decals are for VF 111 plane # 1000. Im not to crazy about this scheme but its the only decals I have for it.

Thanx for the feedback lads

 

Theuns

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 5:52 PM

Alwasy seemed a bit of an error ins translation.

USN a/c were darker than their USAF kin, but not as dark as cockpit interiors.

Except Trumpy--I'm still convinced they use a ouija board for color suggestions.

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Posted by Theuns on Thursday, August 13, 2020 12:04 PM

LOL I hear you, lets just say it is best left open to "interpretation" ;-)

 

Theuns

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Posted by Theuns on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 9:57 AM

I used Humbrol 40 and added a few random faded areas with the same HU 40 wit a drop of white in it

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