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Re Light Blue 23

March 12 2012 at 11:02 PM

Pip Moss  (Login pnmoss)
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Response to Looking for paint match for USAAC fuselage blue paint.

According to the Monogram US Army Air Service & Air Corps book, the original Light Blue 23 as it appeared in the early 30s was almost a turquoise color. The chip in the book is somewhere between FS 35193 and 35275. All the bottled hobby paints I've found for the color are actually True Blue, which gradually replaced LB 23 in the latter part of the decade. This may or may not be of any use to you, depending on the actual plane you're modeling.

Pip Moss

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