Spitfire Colours in Africa

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    I'm almost ready to start with the base coat on one of my builds and am looking for some info on accurate colours for painting my Spitfire Vb in the North Africa colour scheme. I would like to try using the Model Air colours to save me thinning first, however my LHS stocks Tammiya so I have easy access to that if they are as good a match.

    Any advice much appreciated.

    Rob
     
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    Something like this. Brown and Matt Mid Stone. I know it's not RAF but just so you get the idea.
     

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    Thanks B17, that pic will be helpful when masking for the camol. I'm actualy looking for the specific colours from the Model Air range or the Tammiya range though if anyone knows?
     
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    I'm wondering ...is there any difficulty in using Google and finding all the needed info?
    I should do it the last time.


    For the desert camo scheme of RAF planes in the North Africa were used paints :

    1. Dark Earth - FS30118 - Humbrol 29,142, Tamiya XF52,Valejjo Air 029
    2. Mid Stone - FS30266 - Humbrol 84, Tamiya XF60, Valejjo Air 031
    3. Azure Blue - FS35231 - Humbrol mixture of 89+157, ratio 2:1, Tamiya X14+X18 , Valejjo Air 008
     
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    Wurger, your the man, thank you. I did use google, but I wasn't sure about the Tamiya colours as usualy they need to be mixed and a simple Dark Yellow just doesn't look right, the same with the Vallejo Air colours so I thought I would seek advice here. Thanks again.
     
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    #6 muller, Sep 20, 2009
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    If its an RAF bird it'd have a red spinner too. FS 30109 - Humbrol 180.
     
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    Thanks again Muller, much appreciated.
     
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    #8 Wurger, Sep 20, 2009
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    OK. You'r welcome.:)

    In addition the4 red colour for spinners was called Dull Red - FS30109. But it seems that the Humbrol 153 looks better than Humbrol 180. Tamiya paint for the colour is XF7 but it should be make a little bit darker with the black paint XF1. Concerning Vallejo Air paint I think it should be a mixture of 039 and 003.
     
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    Have a set of Tamiya mixes forthe desert colours, slightly different from Wojtek's ...will find it and post tomorrow..along with a shot or two of a MkVIII Spitty in said colours....:D
     
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    Thanks again guys!
     
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    Tamiya Colour Mix...

    Dark Earth : XF-52 Flat Earth x 1 Part and XF-64 Red Brown x 1 Part.

    Middle Stone : XF-59 Desert Yellow x 1 Part and XF-60 Dark Yellow x 1 Part.

    Azure Blue : XF-2 Flat White x 10 parts and X-16 Purple x 2 Parts and XF-18 Medium Blue x 5 Parts.

    and some pics using the above colours!:D
     

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    Hi Gonzo
    Hope this pic helps
    spitfire desert colours flying.jpg
     
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    Gonz if you don't mind using enamels, white ensign do a great range includiing all WWII RAF colours, not too expensive and very quick in the post, especially in the UK.

    My dirty spit painted with their range....

    [​IMG]
     
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    #15 109ROAMING, Sep 24, 2009
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    Thats about the sweetest looking Desert spit I've ever seen Keith 8)

    Hell Il change to enamels to get those colours - Gonna order some soon , whats the names of the colours you got?
     
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    Real Nice Keith!:D
     
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    #17 muller, Sep 24, 2009
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    Cheers lads :oops: It's not really that good Dan, it looks better in that pic than in the flesh/plastic!

    I know I'm always bashing on about White Ensign, but I find their paint brilliant. I don't work for them, honest! :D

    I used Dark Earth, Middle Stone, Azure Blue Dull Red on that spit.

    Link here White Ensign Models (Click on Complete Catalogue)

    They also do paint and accessories for ships and armour, but I think their main business is in the ship modelling world.

    Just looking at their range again I see they've added a range of RAAF paints too, wasn't there the last time I ordered some paint from them!
     
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    Cheers mate! Have to get some RAAF paints somwhere down the line too
     
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    #19 stona, Sep 27, 2009
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    Xtracrylix do a good range of well matched WW2 colours in acrylic. Iuse them and the WEM enamels. This is with Xtracrylix.
    Sorry for crap photo.
    Steve
     

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    Sorry but your picture was too big. I have resized it a little bit down.

    BTW Nice Spifire Trop.:)
     
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