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Old Dec 16, 2001, 01:56 PM
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color?

i got a new Hasegawa kit recently and it has a color being called:
"COCKPIT COLOR (NAKAJIMA)"

that's all it says, and i have no idea as to what color that should be. the pics i have on the plane (Zero, type 52) is in black and white. the color photo on the box...well i's hard for me to tell. so if any of you guys know roughly what shade of color the "cockpit color" is, let me kno.
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Old Dec 16, 2001, 06:17 PM
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Several of my Fujimi Mokei kits have the color for the cockpit
listed as "metallic blue-green".

Testors has the correct exterior semi-gloss colors for the Japanese Navy and Army aircraft in thier Model Master series.

My models are 1/72 or 1/48 scale so I don't worry about exact
colors for the cockpit as you can barely see them .
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Old Dec 16, 2001, 08:24 PM
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yea, i saw some sites that had the interior of certain Japanese navy planes as having a blue-green interior. the thing is, there is also another part of the Zero that i have that is supposed to be painted with the color "metallic blue green." i figured if the cockpick color was to be blue-green, they would have somehow have made it more clear.
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Old Dec 17, 2001, 08:33 AM
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Some Japanese planes had a metallic blue-green (Army mostly, I think) and green (Zero usually had this). If there was a number (Gunze-Sangyo) next to the paint color description, see if you can find it using this Japanese aircraft model paint list .

Also, poke around www.j-aircraft.com for more modeling info.
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Old Dec 17, 2001, 07:10 PM
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yea, i found some pics of the interior being an olive green color.

speaking of models, is it really necessary to wash all my parts in detergent to remove and oils? i have built a few models in the past and i don't think they turned out bad b/c of oil. the paint stayed on just fine and so did the glue. it was my modeling skills that made the model turn out bad. this washing of parts thing takes a long time to do b/c of the drying...although i could use a hair dryer...
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Old Dec 17, 2001, 09:46 PM
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I normaly don't wash plastic kits parts. (exept for the clear parts
just before glueing them on to get rid of dust).

If your using oil base paints it won't make a difference.

If your going to use acrylics you do need to wash the parts
as the release agent of the mold will cause water base paints
to bead up!
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Old Dec 18, 2001, 02:13 PM
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thx. i think i'll go ahead and wash them since i plan on using both enamels and acrylics.
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