I'm new to modeling and have some questions about some colours. I starting with the Tamiya 1:48 F4D-1 Skyray kit.
The instructions say to use Tamiya AS16 (USAF light grey) for the upper surfaces and AS20 (USN insignia white) for the lower surfaces.
I have read that the upper surfaces should actually be FS16440 Gloss grey, which seems correct to me.
The lower white colour, however, seems wrong. Using AS20 spray pack, the colour seems far too grey. Trying to ascertain the correct colour I see that there appear to be two insignia whites: FS17875 and FS37875.
I'm planning to use Mr Hobby paints with an airbrush and am confused as to what colour is correct. FS37875 seems correct and Mr Hobby describes it as gloss white (316). FS17875 appears to be too grey but equates to insignia white and I think the equivalent Mr Hobby paint would be flat white (11).
Any advice would be appreciated.