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Old Dec 22, 2006, 10:18 AM
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WWII German Camouflage colors

Finishing a FW 190 (1/2A electric) Can anyone advise where WWII German camouflage paints can be obtained. Also what is the best covering material to use when a paint finish is going to be used.

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Old Dec 22, 2006, 12:02 PM
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When I need to paint a plane, I buy a little can of humbrol enamel of each color I need, I paint all these colors on a sheet of thick paper. Then I go to the local DIY shop with this paper with the colors. In the DIY overhere, they have these paint mixing machines. There are big books with thousends of colors, you just pick one, ask this at the shop personel and they mix your color. For a can of 0.5l I pay as much as 5 little cans of humbrol so it really pays off.

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Old Dec 22, 2006, 01:16 PM
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Unless you're going for scale competition, why not just print off the camo colors on a sheet of paper and take them to Michael's and match up as close as you can with the acrylics?
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Old Dec 22, 2006, 01:40 PM
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Testors makes an entire line of enamels mixed to WW-II RLM specs. Airbrush it on and protect it with a clear laquer topcoat.

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Old Dec 22, 2006, 02:08 PM
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Tamiya also makes great paints....easy to spray with an airbrush--I typically don't have to thin the paint to spray from my Badger 155. But if you decide to, use 91% rubbing alchohol---not 70%, it does make a difference. Testors of course is another good choice. They actually market all or nearly all of the RLM standard colors. Depending on which part of the war and theater you looking to dress your 190 as, a standard mix of RLM 74, 75, 76 is a good scheme. The Alfa 190 is painted along those linesn for reference. Check out www.aeromaster.com. They are a scale model after market decal center. They have some awesome paint schemes to choose from. Sadly they don't make markings large enough for MOST RC. I think they biggest they make is 1/24th scale. Good luck and be sure to post pics.
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Old Dec 22, 2006, 06:39 PM
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Great site thunder1 i have added it to my list,ta,
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