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SM2
  • Member since
    December, 2012
haze gray question
Posted by SM2 on Thursday, August 11, 2005 12:18 AM
I'm tempted (by some of the new releases) to return to 1/700 ship models after a 10-year lapse, but I've got a question for this group. Can anybody recommend a good choice for post World War II haze gray paint? I'm accustomed to brush enamel, but if someone has a good idea, I'm open to alternatives. Thanks...
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    June, 2004
  • From: 29° 58' N 95° 21' W
Posted by seasick on Thursday, August 11, 2005 9:01 AM
Poyscale acrylics, and White Ensign Models both make a good Haze Gray.

I'd rather have Polystyrene than gold.

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Thursday, August 11, 2005 9:52 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by seasick

Poyscale acrylics, and White Ensign Models both make a good Haze Gray.

Nooooo! The Pollyscale acrylic Haze Gray is the purple-blue based color used by the US Navy during WWII. It is not approproate for a modern US Navy color.

The Fed-Std specification for modern Haze Gray is 26270. Testors MM Neutral Gray is 36270 (i.e. flat vs satin finish).

White Ensign Colourcoats enamel is also an excellent choice for either handbrushing or airbrushing
  • Member since
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  • From: 29° 58' N 95° 21' W
Posted by seasick on Friday, August 12, 2005 12:12 PM
OOPS!

EdGrune is right. I ment to put Gunze Sanyo acyrilic. Big Smile [:D]

Ed, what color do you use for the anti-skid surface on the decks?

I'd rather have Polystyrene than gold.

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    August, 2005
  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Saturday, August 13, 2005 9:08 AM
For deck gray I use ModelMaster Gunship Gray. For new flightdeck non-skid I use ModelMaster Engine Gray. Old non-skid gets weathered with the gunship

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