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Paint question regarding Gunze Mr Color
sdk10159
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Oregon, United States
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Posted: Friday, August 19, 2011 - 12:06 PM UTC
Hi,

I'm working on Trumpeter's F9F-2 Panther and the painting instructions call for H364 Deck Blue.

Now, I don't use Mr Color paints - I don't especially care for them. I like to use Tamiya or ModelMaster Acryl paints. So, I was online looking at the paint conversion tables and none of them list a Mr Color Deck Blue.

Does anyone have a recommendation on what Tamiya or MM paint to use?

Steve
smithrp
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Alberta, Canada
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Posted: Friday, August 19, 2011 - 01:05 PM UTC
Hi Steve: I am currently working on a 1/350 Dragon USS Independence. It also calls for Deck Blue. Their breakdown is - 45% H42 (Model Master 2055 Blue Gray)
- 45% H54 (Model Master 1717 Navy Blue)
- 5% H2 (Model Master 1747 Black)
- 5% H3 (Model Master 1503 Red)
This is the only breakdown for deck blue that I could find. It is in the instructions for the Independence.
Hope this works for you.
Bob
Jessie_C
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Friday, August 19, 2011 - 01:13 PM UTC
USN aircraft were painted overall 15042 dark sea blue. Model Master 1717 is your match.
sdk10159
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Oregon, United States
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Posted: Friday, August 19, 2011 - 02:47 PM UTC
Jessica and Robert...

THanks for the advice. I'll give both a try. I haven't done any aircraft modeling in over 20 years, as I'm primarily an armor builder. I decided to get back into aircraft after visiting the USS Intrepid museum.

Thanks for the advice.

Steve