Getting ready to build the Revell P-26 adding the Starfighter Interior set and decals. I ordered the P-26 "Mini in Action" and I am just waiting for delivery (within the next couple of days). I am doing some preliminary research and have a question, what are the colors used for the blue and olive drab fuselage along with the yellow used on the wings. Are there any Model Master or Humbrol paints that I can use straight out of the bottle/tin or is some mixing required. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
The yellow would be something in the neighborhood of Testor's 1114 yellow (the little square bottle paint). Actually, I think several of those little square bottles match Army-Navy colors pretty well. Problem is that the blue (Testors 1110?) is a good match for True Blue, the Navy color later adopted by the Army, but that's not what went on P-26's.
The mid-Thirties blue for USAAC fuselages was Blue 23 which is very different from True Blue. To me, it is lighter, grayer and a bit greener. Closest FS 595 is 35193, and it doesn't look like there are any ready-made hobby paints. There used to be in the Floquil Military colors, but that's long gone. There's a build on Large Scale Planes athttp://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index ... opic=22894 that seems to have the right color on the model (not the color chip, that's off at least on my monitor).