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peter havriluk

P-51C 'Thunderbird' racer colors

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Contemporary descriptions mention that this Bendix racer (1948-1949) was painted 'cobalt blue' and the yellow trim was 'gold'.  I can figure out the gold, I think, as it's probably going to match the yellow on the decals, but the blue leaves me wondering.  Any idea of which rattle-can color offers a reasonable version of 'cobalt blue?

 

Thanks very much.

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Draw Decals has the Thunderbird P-51C in 4 scales and they suggest Tamiya Mica Blue, spray number TS-50.

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Thanks!  I'm waiting on delivery of a set  of Draw decals.  I suspect that my question would have been answered if I'd had the decals in hand.  

 

Thanks very much.  Now I can paint even if I'm still waiting on the mailman.  Goody!

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All sorts of cool history with the National Air Races! I actually looked up on Google Maps where Bill Odom crashed "Beguine". The house is still recognizable all these years later. I also met someone who knew Cook Cleland before he passed. Both the Bendix and Thompson races were very interesting. It must've been a thing to see!

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