Just picked up the Revell CH-54 and I was wondering what color the Army
version should be painted in. The instructions call for a mix of Revell
colors and I have no idea what the result would look like.
Testors Model Master has Army Helo Drab, I can't remember
the exact FS number for it. Honestly you could use damned
near any dark olive green to medium olive green! The Pima
Air Museum has one of the CH-54's over their gate and the
damned thing is so sum faded that you'd SWEAR it was meant
to be desert brown! It isn't, in the non-faded areas it really is
the dark olive drab ofthe late schemes.
The early paint schemes (I think the kit includes the decals for
this) were a very bright gloss medium green (which also did
the fading trick a lot!) and had white and color insignias over
them. If the kit has the white ARMY markings then use the
gloss medium green.
Hope this helps!
Straight up Olive Drab .Helo drab is a later paint. These things were flat
OD, lots of fading . Not the cleanest birds, either. Red dust is a nice