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Russian aircraft of WWII
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Soviet A-20 Boston colour
TuomasH
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Turku ja Pori, Finland
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Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2008 - 03:27 AM UTC
Greetings everyone!

I'm soon starting to build Italeri's A-20G which im gonna make a Soviet Boston. I was just wondering what colour should the aircraft be? I'm aware that its some kind of light olive/olive but don't know what. If you could point me the color or close one in Lifecolor / Humbrol paints. Thanks!
taylgr
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Australia
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Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2008 - 04:25 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Greetings everyone!

I'm soon starting to build Italeri's A-20G which im gonna make a Soviet Boston. I was just wondering what colour should the aircraft be? I'm aware that its some kind of light olive/olive but don't know what. If you could point me the color or close one in Lifecolor / Humbrol paints. Thanks!



Tuomas,

Airframe is authentic - can't vouch for repainted colours, but certainly looks to match authentic scheme (or close to)

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Russia---Air/Douglas-A-20G-Boston/1022909/L/

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Russia---Air/Douglas-A-20G-Boston/1022908/L/

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Russia---Air/Douglas-A-20G-Boston/1022907/L/

Greg
TuomasH
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Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2008 - 04:41 AM UTC
Thanks alot Greg for those nice pictures, But i'm still in need of numbers for those paints. I am not too good to estimate colours by eye. I have researched a bit and i noticed that they were in same US green as when sent to soviet union.
alpha_tango
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Germany
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Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2008 - 04:48 AM UTC
Hello Tuomas

just look for Olive Drab and Neutral Grey .. US AAF standard colours that have a wide range of variations (esp. OD) so you cannot go wrong ... have a look at the IPMS Stockholm colour charts if you still need further info

http://www.ipmsstockholm.org/helpdesk.asp#color_charts

cheers

Steffen
TuomasH
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Turku ja Pori, Finland
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Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2008 - 04:50 AM UTC
Okey, thanks alot guys for all help!