FW 190A3 W.Nr.0552

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    I received these decals that have 15 different options for paint schemes. This is the one I am going to paint.


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    Would someone be so kind as to tell me what colors these are? I should have most of these RLM colors.

    Thanks,

    Tom
     
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    Oh and what would be the color and camo pattern on the wings?
     
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    Looks like it's supposed to be RLM 74/75/76, Priller's aircraft. Wing pattern would be as per the kit painting instructions, a soft splinter in 74/75.
     
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    What is a soft splinter? Sorry the directions are in Russian
     
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    #5 stona, Jul 12, 2012
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    Yes. 74/75 over 76. Probably 02 and 70 in the mottle.
    FWIW that profile looks to be based on W.Nr. 125310!

    The pattern was fairly standard,the instructions should have it correct. Soft splinter simply means it was sprayed with a soft edge like this.

    [​IMG]

    Cheers
    Steve
     
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    Are the wings the two grey colors of camo?
     
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    Yes, 74 and 75.
     
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    Thanks. This should be doable.
     
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    Prillers A-3 was painted in 74/75/76 and keeping it simple for Tom a Dark Grey/Medium Grey/ Lt Blue-Grey.

    Some images for reference.

    First One the tail of 0552
    second a shot of the Stab/JG26 with Priller's aircraft in the foreground
    A colour shot of one Prillers wingman's aircraft, a former mount of Priller's showing the Grey Scheme.

    and some images of his A-3 I made some time ago using the Tamiya kit mixes, i have since tweaked these colours to my own flavours!

    Sources Pic 1 2 Top Guns of the Luftwaffe Donald Caldwell
    Source Pic 3 grabbed from the Internet, to reference the colours - not crediting site as I don't know if it is used with permission.
    However I will credit the original source of the shot, it comes from the cover of Luftwaffe in Focus Colour Special No.1 An exceptional series of books from Axel Urbanke of which i have all of the series to date, No.20 has just been released.
     

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    You the man Wayne! Thanks!
     
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    You're welcome sir!:D
     
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    I mean I have no questions left after seeing this! Thanks bro. I owe you lunch.
     
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