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Author Topic: Authentic ModelMaster Colours  (Read 2466 times)
John Thompson
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« on: January 10, 2012, 04:11:03 PM »

This may be of interest - "authentic" WWII Russian colours from Testors/ModelMaster. I think the authenticity may be questionable (even I can see some problems here, including the fact that MM doesn't even try to use accepted designations like AMT-7, 4BO, etc.), but for better or worse, at least one person on Scalemodels.ru seems to be recommending them. Despite the fact that the link comes from the Yak-3 decals thread, it's possible these are supposed to be modern aircraft (or even armour) colours, not VVS/GPW, although the link does say "wwii-russian":
http://www.relishmodels.co.uk/paints-and-washes/model-master-paints-1/model-master-enamel-paints-wwii-russian-.html

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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2012, 06:01:12 PM »

John, I've seen and actually used some of these colours.  The Topside Green I bought thinking it might be AMT-4.  It wasn't - too dark, and no olive in it.  However, the Russian Topside Blue is what I currently use for AMT-7 (it's not as bright as and has just a little more grey than the WEM AMT-7, which I had been using - about the only usable paint from that fiasco of "authentic Soviet WWW colours" - WEM, I mean).  I believe these are modern, or at least postwar colours.

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Jason
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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2012, 08:58:06 PM »

Hi John and Jason,
underside grey... topside blue... not ww2 colors, I would say. However, I want to test some Modelmaster paints for a comparison with Humbrol that hardens in the can too easily.
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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2012, 05:44:23 PM »

 Good afternoon

 I can only speak about the Interior Blue/Green color, number 2135, used during the Cold War in aircraft like the MiG-21/ -23/ -25. Having used it, i think it catches the shade of the original color quite well.

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 Panayotis
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