Editorial: New Feature
Now that our color reference system has been revised, we're still 'training' it with new information as new colors and new references become available. One of the intents of our new system was to provide you with a relevant cross-reference resource, not only for replicating the many color profile color schemes in our aircraft reference sections, but also for kits as well. As we've noted in many of our kit first-look articles, some of the model companies provide color/paint information using only one brand, or perhaps a few, but none of them are helpful for the brands of paint you use. For many of the recent new-kit first looks, we've added a paint table at the end that reflects all of the color callouts from the instructions along with their equivalents from the ten paint companies in our tables. We're also going back to older kits and retrofitting them with these tables, take for example Tamiya's 1/48 F-16C/N Aggressor kit here. In this example, the paint table in the instructions are all (naturally) Tamiya paints and we provide the equivalents alongside those Tamiya recommendations, giving you options to use paints you might have on-hand or available at your local hobby store. We'll continue to add more paint tables to other kit first-looks, and if there is one that you need done sooner, drop an email with that information, assuming we have that kit on the site.
Have a Merry Christmas and thank you for your support. Oh yes - and go build something!
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