Best grey for Doolittle Raider

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  1. DarrellC

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    Title says it all. I normally use Vallejo Air.
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    OK, found that FS36173 is the color for the bottom grey. Vallejo Model Color would be 992. Can't find what would be comparable in Model Air.
     
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    #3 Wurger, Dec 2, 2013
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    Tamiya XF54 - Acrylic DARK SEA GREY

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    Gunze H53 - Acrylic NEUTRAL GREY
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    Model Master II /Testors Flat Air Mobility Command Gray enamel... no. 2035
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    Lifecolor - US Neutral Grey FS 36173 ...
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    Lifecolor - Neutral Grey 43 FS 36173...
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    Vallejo Model Color 160 (70.992) FS36173 Neutral Grey ..
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    Vallejo Model Air (71.097) FS36173 Base Grey
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    Italeri ( 38-V4754) Flat Dark Gray- FS 36173..
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    Xtracolor - (X-158 ) Air Mobility Command Grey FS36173.
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    Humbrol 27
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    Molak enamel GREY (FSC-51), FS-36173
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    Not sure but the colour seems to be the one you need.

    Model Master II /Testors Neutral Gray FS36270 .. 1725

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    Vallejo 70.870 MEDIUM SEA GREY (FS36270)..

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    Well, except for Crayola, that about covers it!
     
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    Or the simplest solution - use the Vallejo Model Color. It's the same paint as the 'Air', and just needs thinning, which can be done with water. Effectively, you'll be paying the same price, but for twice as much paint as the ready-thinned 'Air' version.
     
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    What kind of thinning ratio do you recommend for the model color?
     
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    As with any thinning ratio, this will depend on the airbrush, the nozzle, the pressure and the distance being sprayed, as well as the width of the required spray pattern. Start with 50/50 and see how it sprays, but you'll probably need somewhere around 60/40, thinner/paint.
     
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    Thanks, that will give me a starting point.
     
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