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TBF colors for Trumpeter 1/32 kit

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I own the Trumpeter 1/32 TBF Avenger kit. It is lacking detailed color call-outs for interior and other detail items. The model includes a sheet which gives details for painting the exterior colors and there are numbers included in the instructions which seem to indicate specific colors for various bits and pieces but there is no list of colors in the instructions. If anyone has the proper color call-outs for this kit, I would be profoundly grateful to hear from you. Perhaps if your kit has a sheet with the right colors, you could scan it and send it along? That would be very nice and much appreciated. I am eager to get at this thing but am stifled by the lack of a proper list of colors. Thanks very much to one and all.

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The pilots cockpit is bronze green , from the pilots bulkhead back its us interior green. Sorry i dont have any numbers.

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The IPMS Stockholm site's Urban color charts are always one of your best starts when looking for colors. They give FS numbers where known as well as hobby paint equivalents. Here is the page for US paints. As far as what specific part is what specific color, I am afraid you need to hit the reference books, or at least search the web for ref pics or other builds and see what they used. Note 'Interior green' can very from a yellow-green to a dark dull or bronze green. Interior green was created by adding black tint to zinc chromate, which is normally yellow so varied depending on how much tint was added. It seems manufacturers had their own mixes.

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Thanks for your answers....Someone at Stevens International told me the numbers for colors are for Humbrol paints, something Trumpeter failed to include in the instructions. I am going to find a conversion chart to find them in Tamiya, which I prefer. Honestly, you would expect better from a company that charges up the wazoo for a kit like this.

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