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repaint25 May 2016 4:35 p.m. PST


I recently bought Lifecolor paints for WW2 French planes. I was thinkg that the brown was more red and Kaki more yellow.


what is your opinion, colors are a good match for French a/c?

Pajaro Muerto26 May 2016 9:54 a.m. PST

They look about right to me, except for the French Green, which is too light and too saturated, I think. Maybe it's that the swatch is in the illuminated part of the photo. The hue does seem correct :)

Maybe the light blue a bit paler.


slugbalancer26 May 2016 12:52 p.m. PST

I've used Lifecolor for my 6mm Armée de l'air aircraft.
UA 145 Gris Bleu Foncé
UA 143 Terre de Sienne
UA 142 Kaki
UA 141 Gris Bleu Clair
They look good.

repaint26 May 2016 8:40 p.m. PST

thanks guys, will try to play with that.

SlugB, if you have pictures to share that would be very much appreciated. I am doing also small scale (1/600).

slugbalancer27 May 2016 7:24 a.m. PST

Repaint, I've painted these for Operation torch.





repaint27 May 2016 2:08 p.m. PST

beautiful! ;)

Pajaro Muerto28 May 2016 10:27 a.m. PST

VEEERy beautiful indeed! I'd love to see more of your planes, slugbalancer, if you have 'em somewhere posted :)


slugbalancer29 May 2016 1:44 a.m. PST

Hi Rolando,

I think our aircraft appear on Dave's Museum Miniatures gallery.

Yes, you can see more on my website,
Just go to the gallery section.

Pajaro Muerto29 May 2016 10:42 a.m. PST

Wow! What an eye-candy fest, thanks!

Very useful info on the availability of minis, and quality and such, also.


Emilio01 Sep 2016 10:14 a.m. PST

Hi Rolando.

Sorry to ask here, but I am unable to send a personal message.

I recall that time ago I saw a lot of pics of your planes in a web gallery, but I am unable to find it now. Are your pics still online? Because they were very nice painted.



slugbalancer01 Sep 2016 1:50 p.m. PST

Didn't Rolando do a lot of the aircraft on the Raiden Miniatures gallery?

Emilio02 Sep 2016 2:23 a.m. PST

If I recall correctly, there were many more pics in the gallery I saw. But thanks anyway. Those are great.

slugbalancer02 Sep 2016 12:23 p.m. PST

Certainly the pic of the month photos aren't on the website anymore.

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.