Thanks Jim !
I spent hours this weekend searching for color references. The Italeri instructions call for FS36170 for the main color, and FS36375 for the stealth zig-zag panels. But 36375 is not possible as according to the Mil Spec it's the color of the markings and letterings, which are obviously way lighter.
I have the Furball decal set (and i'm going to use it !) and they call for FS36170 as the main color and FS36270 for the zig-zag. I have both colors from Mr Paint (MRP). The 36170 looks pretty good with a nice brownish hue, though i dont think it really matches what i see on the full scale pictures, but i think i'm going to use it (the color is very changing regarding the color of the sky, the light, and so on). However for the lighter grey (zigzag), the FS36270 doesn't seem to be a good match. In fact on many photographs, the main color looks rather FS36270 (more bluish-violetish) than FS36170. But i think it's because of the blue sky reflection as i also have a picture of a F-35 in a hangar and it definitely looks more brownish. That's why i think i will go for the MRP 36170.
And for the lighter grey, i will use a mix of FS36170 and 36375 to get it lighter but keep about the same tint.
For the metallic sheen, i have the Mr Paint "have glass" varnish, which is a mat varnish with metallic particles. I tried it yesterday and it looks pretty good.
I made a few tries, i can post the result if you want.
Those who say that grey is boring are wrong ! Grey is the most difficult color to catch with accuracy !
Edited by Zero77, 09 October 2017 - 10:03 AM.