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Personal logo Texas Grognard Supporting Member of TMP31 Mar 2011 11:38 a.m. PST

I made an order with Testors Corp to get some PollyScale paint from their Soviet Air Force colors only to find out that three of the five paints I ordered are no longer in production. What I need is either another manufacturer, close equivalencies, or recipes for the following paint colors:

USSR Topside Green
USSR Light Earth Brown
USSR Underside Blue

Any and all help is appreciated. Thanks and Salut y'all!

Bruce the Texas Grognard

Monkey Hanger Fezian31 Mar 2011 12:10 p.m. PST

Bruce

For my 6mm Soviet Aircraft i use the following Vallejo Colours

Luftwaffe camo green All upper surfaces 823
Pale blue lower surfaces 906

Not done any with the earth brown scheme so can't help you there, sorry

MH
:-)

Pajaro Muerto02 Apr 2011 9:51 a.m. PST

If you're interested in cheapo acrylic paints, like Folk Art, Apple Barrel, and DecoArt Crafter's Acrylics, I can give you a comprehensive range of my Soviet WWII color mixes.

Rolando

thacman13 Apr 2011 8:51 a.m. PST

Rolando,
I would be interested…

Thanks!!
Brian

Pajaro Muerto14 Apr 2011 6:43 p.m. PST

Ok, here goes:

Legend:
FA = Folk Art
AB = Apple Barrel
DA = DecoArt Crafter's Acrylics (not Americana)
DAA = DecoArt Americana (only used once here)

Ratio of each is given before the color's name.
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AII Green new (early war overall upper, or camo)

1: AB Kiwi
or
1: FA Yellow Citron
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AII Green worn (early war overall upper, or camo)

1: AB Kiwi
2: AB Leaf Green
or
1: FA Yellow Citron
2: AB Leaf Green

(This would be 1 part Kiwi/Yellow Citron and 2 parts Leaf Green.)
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AII Black (early war camo)
and also
AMT-6 Black (mid war camo, late war only on bombers)

1: FA Pure Black
3: FA Medium Gray

(I suspect this formula should apply to any paint system, as there is no tone to this black shade.)
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AII Dark Green (early war camo)

1: DA Christmas Green

The above is the best match for Erik Pilawskii's swatches. But for better contast against AII Green, I use:

3: DA Christmas Green
1: DA Hunter Green
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"Factory Green" (early war overall upper on some odd fighters)

1: FA Old Ivy
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AII Brown (early war camo for some bombers and Il-2's)

1: AB Barn Red
1: FA Maple Syrup
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AE-9 Light Grey (also given as AEh-9) (early overall for bombers and upto 1940 on I-152, I-153, I-16)

1: AB Country Grey
2: FA Titanium White
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AII Light Blue (early war under)

1: FA Jamaican Sea
1: AB Regency Blue
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AMT-1 Light Brown (mid/late war camo for bombers and Il-2's)

1: DAA Khaki Tan
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AMT-4 Green (mid war camo)

3: AB Kiwi
1: DA Forest Green
or
3: FA Yellow Citron
1: DA Forest Green

(This latter one has better coverage.)
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AMT-7 Light Blue (mid/late war under)

1: FA Jamaican Sea
1: AB Regency Blue
1: FA Titanium White (good coverage, doesn't yellow)

(Any other white would do, as well.)
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AMT-11 Blue Gray (late war camo for fighters)

2: AB Dolphin Gray
1: DA Westport Grey
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AMT-12 Dark Grey (late war camo for fighters and bombers)

4: AB Pewter Grey
1: AB Aquamarine
1: DA Forest Green
or
1: DA Storm Cloud Grey
1: FA Aspen Green
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Wood Aerolak (mid war upper and camo with AMT-11 on some fighters)

1: AB Pewter Gray
1: AB Aquamarine
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I think this pretty much covers all. Any comments or criticism is welcome, and WANTED, actually. I'd love to see more discussion of people's thoughts about the colors they use.

Rolando

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