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CAG 1916 Feb 2013 1:38 p.m. PST

Any throw me some FS numbers for the cam on Syrian MiG-23 in the early 1980s. I have the MiG-21 Book but it would appear they were in Sand and Spinach and AFAICT the MiG-23 were delivered in a 3 colour scheme. The Wings Palette shows the schemes but need some approximations. I am currently assuming

Dark Sand – ?
Tan – 30219/?
Dark Green – 34102/?
Blue Undersides – ?

Help appreciated as always.

Mako1116 Feb 2013 2:19 p.m. PST

I ended up using some craft paints for my Middle Eastern aircraft, since I couldn't find many paints to match the Wing Palette colors needed.

I did use Iraqi Sand from Vallejo, which is a lighter color, for some Mig-21s. Given the description for Dark Sand though, that you have above, it may not be applicable.

I do recall planning on using it for my Syrian Mig-23s though, so it might work, especially when you consider the scale effect.

Then again, perhaps Tan is your lighter color.

For the undersides blue, I ended up using "Pool Blue" which is a rather bright, turquoise blue, and adding a bit of white to it, on a palette.

werwulf16 Feb 2013 11:12 p.m. PST

Not SrYAF but the camo done for the middle east customer was very similar:


Personal logo Inari7 Supporting Member of TMP17 Feb 2013 10:07 a.m. PST

Don't forget sun and scale will change your colors, so don't worry if it's not perfect, close is good enough. One week in the desert changes the colors anyway.

CAG 1917 Feb 2013 12:03 p.m. PST

Thanks for the link. Very useful to get back on track with the Iran Iraq conflict.

I work on the TLAR (That Looks About Right) principle most of the time but always good to get an idea of what it SHOULD look like before I start.

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