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US WWII cockpit colors
Posted by kenjitak on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 2:27 PM

Any recommendations for brush and airbrush colors/brands to replace the Testors colors?

 

Thanks,

Ken

Ken

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 3:10 PM

     Hi Ken;

       Humbrol is a fair one. Then Tamiya Acrylics( I can't believe I said that) The paints are out there. If you want, I bet many here can help.Those colors are made by just about everyone. You just need to find out which brand settles it for you.

    I personally have stuck with Testors going back to the little bottles. I don't mind mixing my own colors though. I recently found an old stash of Polly S and Floquil for aircraft. And they are still usable!

     Recently I solved a problem of my own as to Brushability of Tamiya paints. Their retarder works great for solving the problem and clean-up is a snap!

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 4:12 PM

What do you prefer, enamels or acrylics? 

If enamels, look at Humbrol and Revell. For acrylics, look at Vallejo, AK, and Mission Models.

 

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Posted by kenjitak on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 5:03 PM

I've used Tamiya acrylics and really like them, but I'm wondering what colors are the best match for the green colors used in the cockpits. Any suggestions? At this point I am transitioning to acrylics.

Ken

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 5:54 PM

kenjitak

I've used Tamiya acrylics and really like them, but I'm wondering what colors are the best match for the green colors used in the cockpits. Any suggestions? At this point I am transitioning to acrylics.

 

For US cockpit colors, if you’re using Tamiya paints, anything beyond bare metal or black needs to be mixed. Tamiya does not make Bronze Green, Dull Dark Green, Interior Green, or Dark Gull Gray used in US cockpits.

 

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N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 7:45 AM

kenjitak

Any recommendations for brush and airbrush colors/brands to replace the Testors colors?

 

Thanks,

Ken

 

I thought Testors still has a zinc chromate in its line of enamels, along with a flat green.  While Model Master is gone, Testors enamel  is still available.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 8:49 AM

MRP has all kinds of Federal Standard paints, Soviet Union/Warsaw Pact colors, and WWII colors of pretty much all of the countries involved in that war.  Their paints are acrylic lacquers with extremely fine pigments.  They airbrush like a dream right out of the bottle and most of them cure in less than an hour...their clear coats take a little longer.

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Posted by kenjitak on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 12:31 PM

Thanks everyone for your help!

Ken

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 1:21 PM

Ive tried MRP acrylics and they hand brush ok. Their colors are not the most opaque in coverage and more than one coat is often needed.

 

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 1:59 PM

stikpusher, was that the MRP acrylics with the A designation in the part number that you were hand brushing?  You probably already know this, but they have two paint types for a lot of their colors, and the ones with the A in the part number are the ones that are supposed to be good for hand brushing.  All of their paint without the A, the ones made for airbrush only, are giving me good coverage with my airbrush.  Haven't tried their hand brushable colors that I bought yet.

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