After a long hiatus on this blog I intend to catch up a bit and record some new information.
The first topic is paint.
For a long time I've been a fan of acrylic paints, the Modelflex / Accuflex range in particular. These are now very hard to get and my stock is used up, so about six months ago I began using the Vallejo paints. The benefit of these are:
Used for military modelling - available in many hobby shops in Australia (and around the world),
brush and airbrush versions.
Using samples of SEM colours as a guide I am now using the following:
VR Blue - "Model Air"range 71.090 Blue "Blue Angels"
VR Yellow - "Model Air" range 71.078 Gold Yellow. However I usually use Alps printed Yellow decals so use "Game Color" range 72.005 "Moon Yellow" (Brush version) or 72.705 "Moon Yellow" (Airbrush version)
VLINE Orange - "Game Color" 72.008 Orange Fire (Brush version), 72.708 Orange Fire (Airbrush version)
VLINE Grey - "Model Air: 71.056 "Panzer Dk Grey"
Victorian Rolling stock red - "Model Air" 71.105 Brown RLM 26
Here are the VR colours, photographed in sunlight the Walker on the left in Vallejo. The T is a bit dusty/weathered.
Here are the VINE colours, again Vallejo on the left. I think the orange is a closer match on the left. The Vallejo grey is very close to a fresh painted colour, but that tended to quickly age. There are lots of other grey's in the Vallejo range to get the right amount of weathered look.