Usaaf grey which one do you think is best to use?

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    Hi

    tamy are saying use AS7 which is a spray can, but don't seen to do the same colour in small bottles?

    Revell no 43

    any suggestions on best colour to use on a WW11 Thunderbolt welcome
     
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    There's a colour in the Humbrol enamel range which is close, although a touch light, but it's so long since I used it, I've forgotten the number! I used to darken it slightly, but normally I just use Grey No..27, with white added, until it looks 'right'. I always make it lighter than actual Neutral Grey, to allow for the scale effect. Sorry this isn't much help - I'm still feeling rough!
     
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    #3 kgambit, Mar 29, 2010
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    Revell 43 is actually Revell 32143 medium grey which is FS 36365

    (that came from this link) Revell colour chart

    In other paint colors :

    Tamiya Xf19 Sky Grey
    LifeColor UA26 (Light Compass Ghost Grey)
    Polly Scale 505375 (Light Ghost Grey)
    Humbrol 127 US Ghost Grey

    from here: The Ultimate Model Paint Conversion Chart

    I hae not checked those against the revell color via color chips.

    But that FS number doesn't match the colors my research pointed to:

    from left to right: FS36270 Dark grey; FS36173 Neutral grey 43-battle grey; ANA 603 FS36118 Dark grey
    and to the far right is the color chip for Revell 32143
     

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    Thanks, Very comprehensive but i'm still non the wiser.
     
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    I've got sky grey XF19 in Tamiya, but was not sure it was the right one
     
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    Looking at the chip for the Revell paint, I'd say that's pretty close. The Humbrol Ghost Grey is the one I was trying to think of. Basically, choose your paint, and compare to available colour pics, allowing for scale. As a rule of thumb, the smaller the scale, the lighter the shade - in moderation!
     
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