I'm looking for information on colours applied to pre-WW2 US aircraft and would be grateful for any help that anyone could offer.
I want to start work on a series of 1/72 scale kits including the Boeing P-12e and P-26, Curtiss P-6e, Boeing F4B-4 and Curtiss F11C-2. The main stumbling block is finding details of the colours used. The Olive Drab used on Army aircraft fuselages often looks like a brown hue in colour artwork and I've read that early 1920's aircraft used an Olive Drab that matched British PC10 dope which certainly had a brown cast. Does anyone know of a suitable model paint or paint mix for the 1930's OD?
Similarly, does anyone have any suggestions for the bright blue that replaced OD on the fuselages of Army aircraft? Finally, I gather that US Navy aircraft of the period had grey fuselages. Again, any suggestions?