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Editorial: Color References Phase One Complete!

Cybermodeler Online Editorial

Phase One of the color reference overhaul is finished! All of our aircraft, armor, and naval color references are (hopefully) in the new format. If you click on our Subject & Color Refs button, you'll see our revised tables under the Color & Paint Tables option. Here you'll see a number of color standards, some of which have color equivalents listed available for your use. The revised center column has the new color tables for BSC, RAAF, RLM, FS 595, ANA, and WWII USN. Some of these tables (like FS 595) have the more commonly used colors listed, but we'll be expanding each table to colors that have paints available for them. We'll also be adding RAL, IJA/IJN aircraft, WWII Soviet, Modern Russian, and more in the coming weeks/months during Phase Two. For more information on our overhaul, check out our latest edition of 'A Matter of Color' here.

While it has been a push to get Phase One completed as quickly as possible, we're going to slow things down for Phase Two so I can do something radical - get back to the three aircraft builds on my bench! I also have been wanting to try out Mission Models paints. I can't tell you how many folks have told me how great these are, and they've expanded their offerings to include more aircraft colors in addition to their armor/AFV colors. I've watched a variety of tutorials and demonstrations online on how to use these paints as they don't work straight out of the bottle (additives are required) but they're supposed to be far more robust than the Spanish acrylic brands. I'll let you know if I can replicate those results and how they compare to a most interesting alternative mix for these paints.

Have a great week, thank you for your support, and go build something!

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