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Early Aviation
Discuss World War I and the early years of aviation thru 1934.
ww1 paint
blaster76
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Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 03:14 PM UTC
I am gathering up 1/48 scale ww1 aircraft kits. There used to be a series of first world war aircraft colors from model master. I cant seem to find this anymore in looking thru catalogs. Could someone direct me to the names of the colors or substitute ones...particularly german . I think the french and brits had simialar colors for their ww2 stuff. Enamel preferred but will take any brand any type
Vicious
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Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 03:29 PM UTC
Colorcoats by Sovereign hobbies (ex White Ensign Model Paints) make a serie of the 1ww colors in Enamel

https://www.sovereignhobbies.co.uk/collections/ww1-the-great-war-aircraft

in USA can be found here...

www.hbhobbies.com
or
www.warshiphobbies.com/Shop.html


They are not cheap but the colors are spot on and if you have any problem,question or special order are really helpful


blaster76
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Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 08:04 PM UTC
super. Expensive is right so may only pick up a critical few
chrism
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Posted: Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 12:50 AM UTC
Another source is Italy's Mister Kit paints. But those may be hard to find.
thegirl
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Posted: Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 04:59 AM UTC
Drooling Bull dog paints has a huge range of WW 1 colours

http://www.droolingbulldog.com/



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Posted: Friday, February 03, 2017 - 08:16 PM UTC
I love the colors drooling bulldog has but sorry not paying $10 for 20ml. Beyond outrageous. Guess it will be mixing some model master colors together for me.
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Posted: Friday, February 03, 2017 - 10:32 PM UTC
Here's another supplier – I've not used them myself yet (as the WWI paints are rather new). But I've heard good things about earlier batches in the RLM series...

Mr Paint

/Mikael
CaptnTommy
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Posted: Sunday, February 05, 2017 - 10:51 PM UTC
THE PAINTS I HAVE USED ON THE WWI AORCRAFT ARE ACRYLICS FROM THE CRAFT STORE. I LOOK FOR THE FEDERAL NUMBER CLOSEST EQUIVALENT (TO THE COLOR CHIP).

THAT BEING SAID... AND SWITCHING TO lower case... the colors for the British an French tended to be sprayed on and come from the closest paint manufacturer to the aircraft factory. Thus variations to colors were ...well varied, AND in the sun and weather the top wing faded as did the horizontal stab and the fuselage back. So don't be overly concerned on the Exact colors (unless a color photo or better yet a painting shows up of the aircraft you want to model).

Enjoy,
Captn Tommy