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Tamiya Announces 1/48 F-35

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Sunday, December 18, 2022 3:23 PM

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Aside from the overall, Have Glass dark grey scheme, there are several light grey areas on the F-35A where Tamiya tells you to mix 2 of their LP line paints in a 7:1 ratio (I think its 7:1 anyway), but I did a little research on that and found out the color they're after with that mix is FS36375 Light Ghost Grey (MRP093).  Already have that one in my inventory since its a common color on other aircraft, so I'm good for the lighter grey areas too.

Just a correction to the above, since I misread during my research...and did a little more research on top of that...the lighter grey color is actually FS36270 Neutral Grey (or MRP-039 Haze Grey).  But, as I found out in that further research, the lighter grey areas were only present on F-35s until 2017.  Everything after that is just that Have Glass grey color over the whole aircraft.  They ended up doing that to reduce manufacturing costs and increase productivity...named it the Z-13 overcoat.

I felt inspired this weekend, so I've actually got a really good start on mine.  Started painting the sub-assemblies that I won't be waiting for aftermarket mods for...pretty much everything but the cockpit at this point.  Also want to wait for Eduard to come out with a pre-cut mask set.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, December 18, 2022 4:02 PM

Eaglecash867

 

 
Eaglecash867
Aside from the overall, Have Glass dark grey scheme, there are several light grey areas on the F-35A where Tamiya tells you to mix 2 of their LP line paints in a 7:1 ratio (I think its 7:1 anyway), but I did a little research on that and found out the color they're after with that mix is FS36375 Light Ghost Grey (MRP093).  Already have that one in my inventory since its a common color on other aircraft, so I'm good for the lighter grey areas too.

 

Just a correction to the above, since I misread during my research...and did a little more research on top of that...the lighter grey color is actually FS36270 Neutral Grey (or MRP-039 Haze Grey).  But, as I found out in that further research, the lighter grey areas were only present on F-35s until 2017.  Everything after that is just that Have Glass grey color over the whole aircraft.  They ended up doing that to reduce manufacturing costs and increase productivity...named it the Z-13 overcoat.

I felt inspired this weekend, so I've actually got a really good start on mine.  Started painting the sub-assemblies that I won't be waiting for aftermarket mods for...pretty much everything but the cockpit at this point.  Also want to wait for Eduard to come out with a pre-cut mask set.

 

Nice,give us a build log !!! Stick out tongue

It will probably be the first I've seen

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