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I am about to start painting my 48th FW-200 prototype, that flew to Floyd Bennet

September 13 2017 at 2:43 PM
Derek Pennington  (Login dpennington)
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in 1938. What, in your opinion, would be the best silver to represent the pre-War German colour?. I want to use Tamiya, if possible.

Thanks for any answers.


Derek of Toronto.

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Dave Sherrill
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Tamiya AS-12 decanted

September 13 2017, 3:31 PM 

I have no idea what a German pre-war silver color would be, but I think that AS-12 is one of the best silver paints I have ever used. Dries in no time, not too shiny, not too dull, and has a very smooth finish. You really can't go wrong with it. Tamiya acrylics can be added to it to alter the shade or color, but I would probably want to use an X color as opposed to an XF in order to keep its smoothness.

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John Carr
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Quesation Re: Tamiya AS-12

September 13 2017, 6:43 PM 

How well does it hold up to handling while your working on the model? Can you mask over it?

TIA Dave

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Malcolm McKay
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It's a rock solid lacquer, it'll still be there after the model has vanished, n/t

September 13 2017, 7:12 PM 

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David Sherrill
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My experience

September 14 2017, 2:18 AM 

I think that AS-12 is the best NMF paint I've ever used because it dries quickly. It's great to be able to handle the model without leaving fingerprints so soon after airbrushing. I've never had any problem with it lifting after masking. I originally painted this Tamiya 1/48 P-51B with Floquil Old Silver. I couldn't handle it after a few days because holding it for just a short time would leave fingerprints. I oversprayed it with AS-12 and was able to handle it the same day and mask the invasion stripes.

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Lynn, very intrigued
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Derek, is there a conversion out there to do this, or did you do all the work yourself?

September 14 2017, 7:03 AM 

I plan to build D-ACVH "Grenzmark" as part of a larger project but I didn't see any conversion kits for the Trumpeter 1/48 beast, so will likely use the Revell-Germany 1/72 kit; did you find one, or did you scratchbuild all the cowlings, props, and new landing gear?



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Derek Pennington
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Yes Lynn, I did all the conversion. I used Engines and Things for the P&W Hornets,

September 14 2017, 6:02 PM 

Reconfigured the cowlings from a pair of Hobbycraft Do-17 kits' cowlings, and built the u/c using a conversion article in an old English Scale Models, that did the Revell 72nd FW-200 Kurier to the airliner. Had to straighten the wings outboard of the outer engines. It has taken a while, but am now ready to put some serious work into it.


Derek of Toronto

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