15 years ago
eighties. Prior to that I saw PLENTY of the Vietnam type 4-color
schemes at Hill AFB. I hadn't built a model with this scheme in years,
but I just assumed that I could go to the hobby shop and get the MM
paints and they would match. I mean, if they can get RLM 83
right--what's so tough about the most publicized paint job in history??
Apparently A LOT! The colors are way off! Way too light and not red
enough. I mixed some "home brew" versions that more-or-less match what
I remember (I have a good eye for color, even if I do say so myself!).
So what's going on? Is some other type of paint a better match? Has the
US DOD changed the specs and thrown us all a curve-ball? I'm very
puzzled. I did some Google-ing and sure-enough, a lot of the Vietnam
era models I found on-line were painted in the wrong shades. Too light.
Not red enough.
Very odd. Does anybody recommend a brand that is a better match? Can
anybody explain the disparity (my vocabulary word today)?
Or is my memory shot and I'm living in Cloud Coo-Coo Land? By the say,
does anybody have a source for a profile (3-view's better) of a Cloud
Coo-Coo Land AF Hawker Hunter circa 1967?