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

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

Joined: May 21st, 2013, 12:50 am

September 13th, 2017, 6:43 pm #1

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.

Cheers,

Derek of Toronto.
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September 13th, 2017, 7:31 pm #2

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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September 13th, 2017, 10:43 pm #3

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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September 13th, 2017, 11:12 pm #4

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September 14th, 2017, 6:18 am #5

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

TIA Dave
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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September 14th, 2017, 11:03 am #6

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.

Cheers,

Derek of Toronto.
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?

Cheers,

Lynn
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September 14th, 2017, 10:02 pm #7

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.

Cheers,


Derek of Toronto
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