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Ask 6 different AC modelers and get a dozen different answers
The wingnuts and tread heads are much more anal about color than ship modelers. The color standard was ANA but for the most part they were only suggestions. Different paint manufacturers produced colors to their own match. Factory paint on Monday differed from Wednesday. Heaven forbid you’re matching a field application. What was it thinned with; Varsol, gasoline, diesel, water?
Take your choice, go with one of the recognized paint brands; Mission, Vallejo, AK, etc. and enjoy it. Stay away from color chips printed in books. They are subject to printing variations.
Want to start a Pearl Harbor-type discussion? Go to an aircraft centric board and ask what color was on a P40 under the glass behind the cockpit.
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