PAINT MATCH FOR A6M

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  1. fubar57

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    How close do you think this is for a match? I know it's a profile and the color of the picture is pretty bang on to the model. The paint is Polly Scale "Old Concrete"

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    Geo
     
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    Ya know, they keep on with the "bamboo green" thing, but Japanese colors had a habit of fading out. Much like our early paint, it could fade out to anything but the original color.
    The question is; Are you happy with it?
    If yes, then, great.
    If no, then repaint it.
    Personally, I like it.
     
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    I agree with Paul.
     
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    yep, Japanese aircraft aged quickly because the paint faded so badly. it looks good to me
     
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    As the old engineer's saying goes - "If it looks right, it is right". Looks good enough to me, not that I know more than b*gg*r all about Japanese aircraft and colours.
     
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    wheres wayne when you need him........
     
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    I'm with Terry, both on how it looks and on knowledge of Japanese subjects!
     
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    It seems as though we have a firm "yes" on the color.
    Carry on.
     
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    Polyscale railroad acrylic 414317 Concrete is the colour used by the look of it.

    the zero colour has been referred to as Olive grey and Grey-Green also the fabric surfaces are a Light Grey

    There are supposedly 2 differing colours for the Zero that above and another which is more brown, referred some times as I3 Tsuchi-Iro or Earth Colour, it is also argued that these colours are the same but from differing manufacturers or suppliers hence the variations, other say they are different colours! the colour(s) continue to be studied...

    There are tamiya and Model Master mixes that have been done to match Zero relics.
     
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    Have you got a sample of the IJM off white that you think is most representative, or best, Wayne?
     
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    I assume you mean IJN colour Michael, there are a couple of tamiya mixes I have this was the last one in GB15
     

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    Nice model wayne. that seems a shade more grey than fubars. Might just be the photgraphy....

    You can really see the contrasting colour in the control surfaces.

    What tamiya colours did you use if you dont mind answering 50 questions?
     
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    Photography always differs through many factors, I try to get the photo's to replicate the colours as best I can for viewing...so they look as accurate as I can get them...my Zero is 1/32 for a 1/48 scale the colour should be lightened slightly for the scale effect. Also bear in mind the early Zeroes were Glossy and not Matt which is how most depict them, either of these ways will display the colour slightly differently.

    In good pics of Zeros you can clearly see the difference of the control surfaces to the main airframe.

    Tamiya Colour mixes as follows Michael,

    Primary metal Surfaces
    100 Drops XF-2 (White)
    24 Drops XF-8 (Yellow)
    11 Drops XF-1 (Black)
    2 Drops XF-7 (Red)

    Fabric Control Surfaces
    105 drops Sky Grey XF19
    15 drops Lt. Sea Grey XF25
    20 drops Khaki XF49

    Ask away Michael, help all I can...:D
     
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