Looking for paint match for USAAC fuselage blue paint.

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Looking for paint match for USAAC fuselage blue paint.

Joined: June 11th, 2011, 9:54 pm

March 12th, 2012, 7:28 pm #1

I have a reference for the blue paint that was used with USAAC "yellow wings" aircraft of the 1930s. It is FS 15183 or 35183. Does anybody know what Model Master, Humbrol, or Xtracolor enamel paint color which would be a match for this? Adios, Larry.

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March 12th, 2012, 7:33 pm #2

Model Master has it as #2032 Bright Blue in there MM 2 Enamel range

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March 12th, 2012, 7:33 pm #3

I have a reference for the blue paint that was used with USAAC "yellow wings" aircraft of the 1930s. It is FS 15183 or 35183. Does anybody know what Model Master, Humbrol, or Xtracolor enamel paint color which would be a match for this? Adios, Larry.

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Polly scale had a Blue 23.

I believe others have suggested model rail road colors, Conrail Blue, Great Northern Blue.



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Last edited by modeldad on March 12th, 2012, 7:37 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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March 12th, 2012, 8:04 pm #4

I have a reference for the blue paint that was used with USAAC "yellow wings" aircraft of the 1930s. It is FS 15183 or 35183. Does anybody know what Model Master, Humbrol, or Xtracolor enamel paint color which would be a match for this? Adios, Larry.

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March 13th, 2012, 3:02 am #5

I have a reference for the blue paint that was used with USAAC "yellow wings" aircraft of the 1930s. It is FS 15183 or 35183. Does anybody know what Model Master, Humbrol, or Xtracolor enamel paint color which would be a match for this? Adios, Larry.

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According to the Monogram US Army Air Service & Air Corps book, the original Light Blue 23 as it appeared in the early 30s was almost a turquoise color. The chip in the book is somewhere between FS 35193 and 35275. All the bottled hobby paints I've found for the color are actually True Blue, which gradually replaced LB 23 in the latter part of the decade. This may or may not be of any use to you, depending on the actual plane you're modeling.

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March 13th, 2012, 5:30 pm #6

I have a reference for the blue paint that was used with USAAC "yellow wings" aircraft of the 1930s. It is FS 15183 or 35183. Does anybody know what Model Master, Humbrol, or Xtracolor enamel paint color which would be a match for this? Adios, Larry.

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