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Old 04-06-2016, 07:57 AM   #12 (permalink)
QFA388
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Default Re: Federal Standard Colors

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Originally Posted by AIRWOLF View Post
However, you can't just use FS color numbers as is on model aircraft. You have to account in the scale effect. And it's unknown how much of an scale effect model paint manufacturers are putting into their paints. I suspect this is why some diecast manufacturers have trouble with the colors. Instead of testing out paints to see what color on the scale model best compares to the real aircraft, they just go with the FS number of the bottle.
Yes I fully agree, the scale effect is something often forgotten about.
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