J2m Raiden color question

Joined: October 26th, 2001, 5:15 pm

August 17th, 2018, 10:19 am #1

I'm building 1/32 Hasegawa & Zoukei Mura J2M2/3 & J2M6 and have done some research on the interior color. I've found data calling for aotake, IJN grey/green and RAF interior green. Anybody know which is correct?

Thanks

Don Van Hook
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: May 18th, 2005, 7:03 pm

August 17th, 2018, 2:27 pm #2

IJN Gray/Green sounds about right. Experts will be along here shortly, but I believe that Aotake wasn't typically used in crew areas and the RAF Interior Green is an approximation of the IJN color.
Don McIntyre
Clarksville, TN


"The more I deal with people, the more I like my dog."
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: May 19th, 2013, 5:02 pm

August 17th, 2018, 8:13 pm #3

I used Mitsubishi interior green on the several Raidens that I've built.  HTH, Dave
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: December 11th, 2005, 6:23 pm

Aviation of Japan information

August 18th, 2018, 9:19 am #4

Nick Millman's blog has a Colour guide for the Raiden in it it quotes a light olive green for the interior.
http://www.aviationofjapan.com/

Cheers

Dennis
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: January 13th, 2006, 6:00 pm

August 18th, 2018, 4:08 pm #5

Mr. Millman’s excellent color guide for the Raiden (a highly recommended purchase from his blog!) has the following notes:

The specified cockpit finish was the Japanese color “M3,” a rather bright green in the Munsell range 7.3 GY 6.3/6.9.

But the actual basic color in the only remaining J2M is an olive green:10 Y 4/4, or a bit yellower than FS 596 no. 34151. He notes the color is similar to “N5 Light Olive Green” in Don Thorpe’s classic book.

Some components in the cockpit are a darker glossy olive green: 5 GY 3/4, or a bit darker and greener than FS 14097.
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: January 2nd, 2007, 11:56 pm

August 19th, 2018, 6:18 am #6

I could not get close enough to try a shot into the cockpit, but I think you can see some of the color through the canopy.
This is obviously restored, but as the only remaining example, I guess it would be the "best" reference available. I took these shots in the Planes of Fame Museum (Chino) this spring. 


-

-

-
and a wheelbay shot for good measure...

-

Hope these are of some help. If so, there are a few more at:
http://447.insidetrackmagazine.com/wwii ... apan/jack/
Last edited by Rattlesden_447th on August 23rd, 2018, 6:20 am, edited 1 time in total.
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: October 26th, 2001, 5:15 pm

August 20th, 2018, 6:17 am #7

Thank you gentlemen. I'lI go with Mitsubishi Green.
Quote
Like
Share