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Gulik2310 Apr 2015 6:21 a.m. PST

Just last week I saw somewhere around here pictures of someone's amazing job using black for canopies, but still accomplishing a jewel effect using grays and whites. Of course, now that I'm ready to paint the canopies on my current project, I can't find the pictures. Does anyone have links? Thanks!

Mako1110 Apr 2015 9:02 a.m. PST

Dark gray is better.

Petrov10 Apr 2015 11:48 a.m. PST

I am sorry I do not have any links but I do have a tip for you.
After you are done painting and coating your aicraft apply a thick layer of gloss coat on the canopy only, it will give it that "glass" effect.

HistoryPhD10 Apr 2015 2:18 p.m. PST

Sorry, I didn't see the original post that you're referring to. The best I can do is offer my method:


Gulik2314 Apr 2015 11:45 a.m. PST

Thanks, everyone! I ended up doing straight black with medium grey for reflected light off the canopy.

VonTed23 Apr 2015 1:39 p.m. PST

Not for canopies, but could be valid?


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