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Ace Combat: Yellow 13 SU 33 Paint choices

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Need some help identifying the right paints to do a Yellow 13 Replica. 

 

So far, I have identified some Tamiya Acrylics, namely XF3 Yellow, XF25/XF54 light/dark sea grey, and some others. But I want to make sure the dual grey camp scheme is distinct enough to make it pop. 

 

Anyone have any thoughts? 

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This paint chart should help. You can mix the light and dark sea greys for the intermediate grey but I think XF-24 Dark Grey would be a better alternative to the DSG. For the yellow, you can consider X-8 Lemon Yellow as an alternative.

 

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Mark

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5 hours ago, gb_madcat_sl said:

This paint chart should help. You can mix the light and dark sea greys for the intermediate grey but I think XF-24 Dark Grey would be a better alternative to the DSG. For the yellow, you can consider X-8 Lemon Yellow as an alternative.

 

10242450t2.jpg

 

Mark

Thanks for the tip Mark, I look forward to this build!

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I built this a couple of years ago and hand masked everything - took forever. Would love to have had that masking template. It's a striking scheme I must admit and 1 I don't ever tire of seeing. Hope you post your build on here when you've done it

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On 8/18/2017 at 2:19 AM, The Madhatter said:

I built this a couple of years ago and hand masked everything - took forever. Would love to have had that masking template. It's a striking scheme I must admit and 1 I don't ever tire of seeing. Hope you post your build on here when you've done it

 

Started a new thread for the build progress if you care to take a gander. Haven't begun painting yet, but am getting closer. 

 

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For anyone interested. I taught myself how to crudely use Adobe Illustrator to create vector die cut lines for the masking of the Yellow squadron paint scheme. 

7bckTCG.jpg 

 

I began in Photoshop and used the magnetic lasso tool to cut out the dark grey sections and what i was left with was above^. The pattern given by Hasegawa is not the correct pattern for masking light to dark color-wise. So, I took matters into my own hands, and did this, saved it as a work path in PS, copied directly into Illustrator and boom, a printable vectored stencil (for the main body). 

 

If anyone wants a cop, let me know! I am happy to share the file so you do not have to do the legwork yourself. Too big to upload here, but just shoot me a PM. 

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