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USN & USMC, WWII Colours...

...from Lifecolor, in stock with The Airbrush Company, the UK importers
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The latest set of colours to come from Lifecolor is another good choice. For USN and USMC aircraft of WW2, it enables you to do the common 3-colour scheme of Dark Blue, Intermediate Blue and White or Light Gull Grey. I have tried them out on a 1/144 F-4 Corsair, a kit from AFV Club which I happened to have built but needing painting.

I brush painted mine, using the paint straight from the pot. Shake the pot well and I then use the paint you find inside the cap as an improvised pallet. I applied 2 coats of paint. After the first it still needed a second coat and that gave me the right result. It brushes on very nicely. The model needs some weathering now and for the transfers to be applied. The colours look right to me, so a very useful set to have on hand. They can be applied with an airbrush of course, using a little thinner, and I will try that later with a 1/72 Hellcat that I have on one side to be built.


Lifecolor USN & USMC WWII Colours

SRP £17.99


This set includes 6 satin colours:

  • UA 25 Light Gull Grey FS 36440

  • UA 40 PBY Blue FS 34058

  • UA 44 NS Sea Blue FS 35042

  • UA 45 NS Intermediate Blue FS 35164

  • UA 147 Blue Grey FS 35189

  • UA 148 Insignia White FS 37875

Water soluble acrylic colours for modelling and hobby. LifeColor is excellent for paint brushing or airbrushing on plastic, resin, metal, vinyl, wood, cloth and ceramic.

Using LifeColor:
1.Clean surfaces to be painted
2.For airbrushing, dilute the colour to a milky consistency using water or LifeColor Thinner.
3.Airbrush at very low pressures. (Iwata airbrushes give the best performance and atomisation at low pressures.)
4.Apply colour in thin coats with a brush or airbrush
5.Allow to dry completely between coats
6.Clean your airbrush with airbrush cleaner and flush through with water

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