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20 Jun 2012 4:38 p.m. PST
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Smokey Roan Inactive Member20 Jun 2012 4:23 p.m. PST

Making and painting the US spitfire and P-38 for this gentleman that actually flew them in WWII.

Light blue is the color, but I don't know what paint to use. Would LOVE to find a spray can, but will mix for airbrush if I have to.

Poor guy bought a Monogram P-38 model in the 60's, at a cost of $1.29 USD, and it is still in the original wrapping, as his eyesight got bad in later years when he wanted to build it.

So I want to do a great job. Anybody know their aircraft paints?


BW195920 Jun 2012 5:15 p.m. PST


Smokey the above links to the USAF museum web page for a photo reco Spitfire with some nice pictures. Sorry but I have no idea on the correct paint to use but thiught the pictures would help.

emckinney20 Jun 2012 5:21 p.m. PST

For the P-38 (really F-4 or F-5), it changed radically over time: link

(You'll need to read down a bit.)

All about Haze: link

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2012 5:46 a.m. PST

Smokey, I used to work with the fellow who reviewed the
P-38 in emckinney's first link. He's a heck of a
modeler. You might want to e-mail him about the paint
(e-dress at the bottom of the review, which is *not*
about the Monogram kit).

Smokey Roan Inactive Member22 Jun 2012 7:36 a.m. PST

Thanks guys! Wanna do a good job for him. His P-38 was the light blue the night before D-Day, as he gave me an old pic of him standing beside it while his sergeant painted invasion striping on it. Pretty cool old guy, I will say.

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