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  1. For those that may know, what color were the main and tailwheel struts painted on the F4U-1 series of Corsairs? I'm mostly interested in the very early production raised cockpit corsairs (-1A's). I've read Dana Bell's 2nd book on the Corsair and it says that Chrysler had a lot of grey paint left over when the color was switched (to the best of my recollection) but what shade of grey? Contemporary photos indicate a neutral to relatively dark grey but if it's an AN number or a certain shade, I'd like to attempt to replicate it on my -1A build. I don't think non-specular white is correct but again, I just don't know. If there were different paint color options then I'd like to know that too.
  2. Anders Hjortsberg have a new profile up. Looking around for more photos i found this gem Gem, as in 'intriguing' that is. It is not often you get a look at both the top of the Wings, and underside of the tailplanes. The question here is about colors. I think aelirons and elevators are RLM 76. Probably wingtips too. This is the proscribed color for wooden and fabric covered surfaces. I figured the aelirons were delivered in rlm 76, and got the topside painted at the assembly when it was clear what the scheme was. The stabilisator is dark. Very strange. Should have been either metal finish, or rlm 76. The fin and rudder appear to be the same color, which seem NOT to be that of the fuselage. Yellow? I can't recall any late bf 109 were the fin, too, was yellow. I think it could be Rlm 76. Next there seems to be a lighter color under fuselage. On photos this area is usually very shaded making it difficult to interpret. A close look around the balkencreuz suggest the fuselage was not mono color. Thoughts!
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