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SBD Dauntless
Auckland, New Zealand
Joined: July 05, 2013
KitMaker: 62 posts
AeroScale: 14 posts
Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 04:28 PM UTC
Hi. I'm planning on building a ww11 Pacific Ocean SBD(1/48th scale) in the two tone scheme and would be greatful for some input on the colour of the upper surfaces. I normally use gunze sangyo or tamiya acrylic paints so mixing formulas would be of great help.
Queensland, Australia
Joined: October 14, 2012
KitMaker: 47 posts
AeroScale: 11 posts
Posted: Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 12:40 AM UTC
The following link should be enough to provide you with the information you need.

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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
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Posted: Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 02:16 AM UTC

I've seen the color matched to FS35189 which seems pretty close to me. At least one online Tamiya paint mix chart that I think has been floating around for years shows a mix of 3 parts XF-18 Medium Blue to 1 part XF-2 White, which I think is effective (if I remember correctly from the last time I did it, I may have added a little black back in). Your mileage may vary.

I don't have easy access to Gunze so not so sure about it.

Given the number of kits of early USN WWII aircraft out there, it's a shame Tamiya and Gunze don't do a dedicated color for it, but there you are.

Hope this helps!

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Auckland, New Zealand
Joined: July 05, 2013
KitMaker: 62 posts
AeroScale: 14 posts
Posted: Friday, November 23, 2018 - 08:25 AM UTC
Hi. Thanks for that but I have been there and its a quagmire. I was hoping for a modeler that had built this aircraft and had an accurate paint formula that he/she used. Even a nod that the Academy SBD-2 paint instruction colors are correct.