SEARCH FINESCALE.COM

Enter keywords or a search phrase below:

chromate green

2662 views
10 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: East Bethel, MN
chromate green
Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, March 29, 2003 10:25 AM
Big Smile [:D] Can anyone post a color sample of chromate green on the website? Thanks.
Lee

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

Co. A, 682 Engineers, Ltchfield, MN, 1980-1986

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 1 Corinthians 15:51-54

Ask me about Speedway Decals

  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Joisey
Posted by John P on Saturday, March 29, 2003 3:13 PM
Testors makes perfect zinc chromate in the little square bottles. Use that for WWII US interiors except for cockpits. For cockpits use ModelMaster "Interior Green."

Testors zinc chromate is also correct for some modern applications, like the interior of service panels (if you've seen an Apache with its panels open, you see zinc chromate)
-------------------------------
  • Member since
    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, March 29, 2003 8:33 PM
Zinc Green Chromate is called "Pale Green" in the Testor's Model Master Enamels line. It's color is FS 34227. It's used on the intakes for F-105s!
  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Niagara Falls NY
Posted by Butz on Saturday, March 29, 2003 9:23 PM
I thought Zinc Green Chromate was more on the order of a "apple green" than a pale green.
Looking at ref pics of the 105, the intakes look to be a light gray in color and some were a blackish color. These pics are all in color too.
Also I have a few pics of my uncles Thud when he flew in Nam. His intakes were black all the way through. I could be wrong but I have the pics in front of me.
Flaps up,Mike

  If you would listen to everybody about the inaccuracies, most of the kits on your shelf would not have been built Too Close For Guns, Switching To Finger

  • Member since
    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, March 29, 2003 9:44 PM
In my experience with Tamiya chromate green it appears to me to be more of a yellow-green with a metallic sheen to it. Definitely appears like this in my P-51 Walkaround book. But definitely, interior green is the way to go for cockpits of WWII era, and stick to the chromate for wheel wells, inside flaps, panel covers, etc. (then again maybe we are all colour blind heee heeee)
  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Joisey
Posted by John P on Sunday, March 30, 2003 9:22 AM
The MM "Pale Green" isn't zinc chromate, it's closer to Isreali exterior camo green. Zinc chromate is indeed yellow-green or apple-green. Like I said, the little square Testors bottle that's been around for decades that actually says "Zinc Chromate" on the label. Any color photos of WWII planes will confirm that. I haven't been building WWII planes for 40 years for nothin ya know :).
-------------------------------
  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Panama City, Florida, Hurricane Alley
Posted by berny13 on Sunday, March 30, 2003 9:34 AM
BUTZ

The intakes of the F-105 were gloss white. Over time they would turn an off white or slight light gray due to objects (bugs, birds, dirt, etc) being sucked down the intakes. On natural metal they would be un painted . On the aircraft painted silver, the intakes were chromate green.

Berny

 Phormer Phantom Phixer

On the bench

TF-102A Delta Dagger, 32nd FIS, 54-1370, 1/48 scale. Monogram Pro Modeler with C&H conversion.  

Revell F-4E Phantom II 33rd TFW, 58th TFS, 69-260, 1/32 scale. 

Tamiya F-4D Phantom II, 13th TFS, 66-8711, 1/32 scale.  F-4 Phantom Group Build. 

 

  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Niagara Falls NY
Posted by Butz on Sunday, March 30, 2003 11:43 AM
Hey Berny,
Thanks for the correction...!!!!!. I guess these pics do lie then. But on my unc's Thud the intakes are black.
Flaps up,Mike

  If you would listen to everybody about the inaccuracies, most of the kits on your shelf would not have been built Too Close For Guns, Switching To Finger

  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Panama City, Florida, Hurricane Alley
Posted by berny13 on Sunday, March 30, 2003 2:26 PM
Butz

The F-105's were the first aircraft to receive camo paint jobs in SEA. I have seen pictures of Thuds with reverse camo. It is possible the maintenance crews painted the inside of the intakes black. Who knows, they may have run out of gloss white or were trying a different technique.

Berny

 Phormer Phantom Phixer

On the bench

TF-102A Delta Dagger, 32nd FIS, 54-1370, 1/48 scale. Monogram Pro Modeler with C&H conversion.  

Revell F-4E Phantom II 33rd TFW, 58th TFS, 69-260, 1/32 scale. 

Tamiya F-4D Phantom II, 13th TFS, 66-8711, 1/32 scale.  F-4 Phantom Group Build. 

 

  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Niagara Falls NY
Posted by Butz on Sunday, March 30, 2003 3:09 PM
Berny,
Sorry if I sounded a lil cranky, it was a long day at Customs. I do know what you mean now w/ looking at my ref's. Most pics I have of the SEA scheme are in color including my un's pics.
So I see white/off white intakes, all the other pics of the NMF and silver birds are b/w so its kinda hard to tell. My bad. Flaps up,Mike

  If you would listen to everybody about the inaccuracies, most of the kits on your shelf would not have been built Too Close For Guns, Switching To Finger

  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Panama City, Florida, Hurricane Alley
Posted by berny13 on Sunday, March 30, 2003 3:23 PM
Hey Butz, no problem. Get yourself an ice cold brew and relax for one min and 28 seconds and then hit the forums. Smile [:)]Smile [:)]Smile [:)]

Berny

 Phormer Phantom Phixer

On the bench

TF-102A Delta Dagger, 32nd FIS, 54-1370, 1/48 scale. Monogram Pro Modeler with C&H conversion.  

Revell F-4E Phantom II 33rd TFW, 58th TFS, 69-260, 1/32 scale. 

Tamiya F-4D Phantom II, 13th TFS, 66-8711, 1/32 scale.  F-4 Phantom Group Build. 

 

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY!

Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.

SEARCH FORUMS
FREE NEWSLETTER
By signing up you may also receive reader surveys and occasional special offers. We do not sell, rent or trade our email lists. View our Privacy Policy.