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Palanadine
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« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2012, 09:15:38 PM »

 Having the Zvezda kit, will follow your build quite closely indeed!  Grin

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« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2012, 01:32:47 AM »

Thanks KL, I'm currently leaning in that direction.

If I may I have a further inquiry and that concerns the interior color. The instructions specify a light gray. I have no clue if this is correct but with the location of the manufacturer, perhaps they know more than I do. Anyway I was thinking of a gray similar to that used in at least some of the IL-2's. Any other comments or ideas ?

Also the instructions call out black for the flight suits of the included flight crew. Is this an accurate color. I have seen a number of color or colorized photos of Soviet airmen and while a few seem to have dark colored flight suits they seem to range all over the spectrum color wise. Any knowledgeable information here would be appreciated. I normally don't put figures in aircraft but these seem to be so well done for the scale I hate not to use them. Thanks again ! 
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« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2012, 06:36:25 PM »


For interior colours check my posts at http://sovietwarplanes.com/board/index.php?topic=895.15

following are examples of better preserved ?steel gray? A-14 paint:



SB wreck found ?somewhere in Russia?.  A-14 applied directly on duraluminum




Same SB wreck.  A-14 applied over ALG-1 primer




Another SB wreck preserved in ?one of the museums in Russia?.




Third SB wreck found ?somewhere in Russia? (I believe in 1998).  Perfectly preserved interior A-14 applied over yellow ALG-1 primer.  Flash makes all colours lighter then they normaly were.


My interpretation of paints that could be seen on Kiev DB-3 fragments:



Interior is definitely painted with A-14.  The paint is somewhat degraded (?chalking? and bleaching). Also visible is underplaying yellow ALG-1 primer.
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« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2012, 07:06:54 PM »

Old Dog, I think Konstantin's correct about the A-14 being used.  For what it's worth, I use Testors Model Master Neutral Gray flat enamel for A-14.  I used to use Light Ghost Gray, but that appears a little too light to me now.  Of course you could just use AKAN's A-14.

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« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2012, 10:37:49 PM »

Thanks guys that is most helpful, lots of grays available and it's always easy to lighten or darken.
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