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Luftwaffe paint schemes
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Member Since: February 05, 2013
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Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 12:50 AM UTC

Good evening

This is my first post since being accepted in as a member.

I expect this question has been asked before - sorry about that, but am going to attempt to build my first ever 1/48th Messerschmitt Bf109. This would be F4 trop in desert scheme.
I want to do it in acrylics, i know its a personal thing but would like some help as i read some paints not exactly accurate.

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Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 02:14 AM UTC
Welcome to the site Philip.
Regarding acrylic paints, I use Vallejo ModelAir and Hannants own brand Xtracrylics mostly, both airbrush well.
Regarding accuracy I use IPMS Stockholm's colour charts to see how close the paints are, but I'm never that worried if they are off a bit, as once the aircraft is pre and post shaded then weathered the shade changes a bit anyway.