A6M2 COLOR

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    I build and fly WW2 radio controlled aircraft and my next plane will be a A6M2 Zero and i want to use the color scheme in the picture. I was told that the Tamiya AS 29 was the correct color but it seems totally different. I need to use rattle cans because i do not have access to and airbrush or a paint sprayer. Any help would be appreciated. tiger_zero2.jpg TAM86529.jpg
     
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    Looks close to me.

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    Iwill buy some tomorrow and give it a try i can always repaint.
     
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    Wayne is probably the one to confirm the colour shade - no doubt he'll jump in when he sees this thread.
     
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    Standard color for the A6M2 was Navy J3 - light grey.
     
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    The Tamiya paint will have to be ordered but i found this at a local store what do you guys think? 103c66f4-0f1b-4dca-b5e2-ecf474f705f0_400.jpg
     
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    Thank you for the link.
     
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    Can anyone tell me why the suggested paint from Tamiya looks more like the Zero in the first picture than the second?
     

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    First of all ... are you sure the second profile shows the correct colours?
     
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    Here is a real restored version i cant see how this paint looks more like the first picture than the second
     

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    Always use caution when referring to restored aircraft, a mistake I've made. One of the more knowledgeable people on things Japanese, aside from Shinpachi would be this guy... Wayne Little Maybe send off a PM to him.


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    I agree with Geo. If you want you may find an equivalent for the Tamiya XF-14 J.A. Gray that should fit the early camo for IJN kites.
     
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    Ground crew were asked to shine the surface with the used lubricant to reduce air resistance, so it looked slightly amber.
    I have stated standard color as it is starting point for discoloration.
    Photo shows J3 color scheme.

    A6M2_Harada_Collection.JPG
     
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    The colour you want to replicate is an olive Grey with a hint of Khahi type colour for the metal surfaces and a medium grey for the fabric surfaces, this grey was referred to as the J3 colour.
    The image in the first post shows the 2 colours quite well.
     
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