Jump to content

Modern aircraft zinc FS number

Dana F

Recommended Posts

Modelers, I'm building the Tamiya F-16 and I'm trying to match the yellow chromate color used. Tamiya doesn't list the FS number, just XF-4. I have three choices:

--Tamiya XF-4 (IPMS Stockholm says it's FS 34259

--Testors (in the square bottle)#1184 Zinc Chromate (FS unknown)

--Monogram Chromate Yellow Primer (FS 33481 on the can)


Obviously Tamiya would be the obvious choice, but not knowing the Testors FS number or what the actual FS number is throws in a bit of doubt. Any help on this mystery would be much appreciated.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

If you look at the pictures included in the CJ kit and compare the engine bay to the Tamiya paint, it matches quitewell. Also, while growing up on a depot base, the Tamiya color is very close to hwat I recall seeing planes sitting on the flightlight looking like before they went to the paint shop.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Actually, the F-16's engine bay primer varies from the lighter Green Zinc Chromate to yellow Z.C.


I'm painting the the bay in a block 25 the light Green Zinc Chromate. My mix is aprox. 50-50 Testors Yellow Chromate (1/4oz bottle) and regular Green Z.C.


Use either/or, or just mix it. You really can't go wrong considering the variations I've seen.


Mike V

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Create New...