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Exterior colours for Marine Crusader
Easy_Co
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 08:56 PM UTC
Hi all,Im building the academy F-8E Crusader Ive never built a U.S. Navy or marines aircraft and I need help with the exterior paint colours and also the best brand. my LHS stocks Tamyia,Vallejo,Humbrol and revell. can anyone advise on which brand to go with, Im not a rivet counter so "close match" would be fine. any help and advice greatly appreciated.
chrism
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Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 10:40 PM UTC
The colors are FS 36440 Gull Gray over Gloss White Humbrol 129 is a close match for the gray
Jessie_C
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Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 10:47 PM UTC
Crusaders were generally painted Light Gull Grey over White. The Federal Standard 595B numbers of those colours are:
Light Gull Grey 26440 Humbrol 129
White 27875 Humbrol 130

There are equivalents available from other manufacturers, but some paint ranges do not include pre-mixed colours. You're lucky that Humbrol does
Easy_Co
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Posted: Friday, April 01, 2016 - 12:40 PM UTC
Jessica, Chris Many thanks should have no problems getting those two. cheers