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CAG 19 Inactive Member22 Jan 2013 2:41 a.m. PST

Wings palette

shows one in 1943 with Black 44 with the 6 NFS. Is this a Gloss black or a flat colour. I have one in 1/600th in black which is currently varnished and want to know before deciding to dullcote or not after decals are applied

Rubber Suit Theatre Inactive Member22 Jan 2013 9:45 a.m. PST

This P-61 is from the other side of the world and a year later, but is clearly gloss or satin.


This P-70 doesn't have a date, but is clearly flat (though probably not black).


Night fighters at the USAF museum seem to be gloss black.

CAG 19 Inactive Member22 Jan 2013 10:25 a.m. PST

Flat black it is, Thanks for the photos.

Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2013 6:52 p.m. PST

NOO. Night fighters are gloss black. The photo may be bad or the plane migh tbe old. US used gloss black because it looked more like the night sky with stars.

Mike Bunkermeister Creek

CAG 19 Inactive Member23 Jan 2013 12:44 a.m. PST

The images says Black 44 which I have confirmed is Matt. I can only find the decision to go to Gloss was after a result of trials for the scheme for P-61A. The picture above has a "dusty" look about it which would indicate a matt finish

Mako1123 Jan 2013 3:08 p.m. PST

From pics I've seen, a satin finish would look about right, since in my humble opinion, at this scale, glossy looks a bit too shiny to me.

CAG 19 Inactive Member29 Jan 2013 6:22 a.m. PST

Another one in a matt finish.


As the beauty of 1/600th is so many models for your buck so to speak I will do one each with the early markings

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