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#1 imatt88

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 12:34 AM

Hey all,

I'm sure this has been talked about before, but what interior color should I paint my Revell Mossie?

Yellow Zinc Chromate or dark green?

Cheers, Ian
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Posted 17 November 2017 - 12:50 AM

RAF interior green,  it's more of a grey green.  It's a common color that can be found in most brands of enamel or acrylic.

 

Google it that name and you'll get the options.

 

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 12:57 AM

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 03:37 AM

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They say a picture is worth a thousand words! That ought t' do it nicely!

 

Model Master RAF interior green will work nicely.

 

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 04:35 AM

Humbrol make a Cockpit Green Matt 78: It's a bit lighter  than the image below, very close to what Wolf posted above.

 

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 01:14 PM

Great photo of interior! :thumbsup:

Ian....for more information generally ... Check these Linkys...please scroll down after those nuisance adverts to read info!

Cockpit Color Guide
https://www.cybermod...r/cockpit.shtml


Scale Modeler's Paint and Color Reference Directory
https://www.cybermod...resource6.shtml



de Havilland Mosquito Modeler's Online Reference
https://www.cybermod...ossie_all.shtml





Aircraft Scale Modeler's Resource Directory
https://www.cybermod...resource1.shtml

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 02:08 PM

If using Humbrol, I would suggest a mix of Hu 78 and Hu 120. Hu 78 on it's own is a bit too dark.

 

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 02:14 PM

Humbrol make a Cockpit Green Matt 78: It's a bit lighter  than the image below, very close to what Wolf posted above.

 

Humbrol-_Enamel-78-_Cockpit-_Green-_Matt

 

 

If that's remotely close to what the actual paint looks like, it's not anything like RAF Interior Grey-Green.  That looks more like US Interior Green, which is a totally different color.


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Posted 17 November 2017 - 02:30 PM

If that's remotely close to what the actual paint looks like, it's not anything like RAF Interior Grey-Green.  That looks more like US Interior Green, which is a totally different color.

 

My Humbrol 78 looks nothing like that. This is what mine looks like:

 

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 02:48 PM

That Mosquito interior shot is about right.  I have some small sections from the cockpit of a Lancaster that crashed in 1945, the lightness of the grey-green paint on the sections surprised me when comparing it with commonly accepted ideas of what RAF Interior green should be.  Humbrol's for instance is far too dark.  MRP's acrylic IG is as good as I've seen.

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 04:48 PM

Some people, including myself, use Tamiya XF-71. It's meant for Japanese interiors but to my eye it looks quite similar to RAF interior green. I used it on my Hawker Tempest.

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 06:00 PM

Does Mr. Color make something close to this other than the CS681 set? I have yet to find an answer for this.

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 06:35 PM

Some people, including myself, use Tamiya XF-71. It's meant for Japanese interiors but to my eye it looks quite similar to RAF interior green. I used it on my Hawker Tempest.

 

That's funny because I use MM RAF interior green for Japanese interiors!! 


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Posted 18 November 2017 - 12:54 PM

As you can see from the original mossie photo, it looks different from various angles, the green is lighter than that shown for Humbrol, but , again different cameras different light and different mixes all will play their part, as will any treatment under it. spraying green over wood will give a different shade to aluminium.

as examples some of my photos..

 

MK 19 pre rebuild, same cockpit, different lighting conditions, same camera.

 Brown staining is the sealant soaking through that was used at build ( pressurised remember)

 

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Post rebuild in accurate colours, but again variances in photography.

 

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 04:40 AM

Great stuff! Thanks for all the info everyone.

My lhs started carrying a full line of vallejo acrylic paints.

I just picked some rlm 66, but haven't used it yet.

They should have interior colors for US, Luftwaffe, British, etc

Cheers, Ian

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