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Hughes Airwest Yellow

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Hi, 

I'm a new member so be gentle...

And I have searched the site and didn't find my answer....

 

I'm thinking of getting the Atlantis re-release of the old Aurora 1/72 DC-9 in Hughes Airwest colors.

 

Anyone have an idea for the closest yellow available in a spray can?

 

 

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John,

 

I can't answer about which yellow, but be aware that Atlantis was fooled by the colors on the original box-top painting and has supplied the Hughes Airwest markings in a purple color rather than the correct blue.

 

C2j

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Thanks, that does complicit matters a bit.

While I'm not planning to do an UPMS show contender (though I knew a guy "back in the day" who did a great C-9A build of two kits) but I do want it to look reasonably accurate.

 

Are the TWA decals that come with it better?

I know a retired TWA pilot who started out as a DC-9 co-pilot on Midwest milk runs. He told me on some segments they'd cruise at less than 5000 ago because the towns were so close together, sounds like the DC-3 days.

 

Too bad no one makes decals for the Douglas-marked prototype like the small Revell kit had.

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I shopped around but decided to do mine with the supplied TWA decals. I’m no expert but they look good to me. I do wish there was a detail set available for this kit though. 

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Vintage Flyer Decals is the place to turn to.  All of their DC-9 decals can be printed in 1/72 to fit the Atlantis/Aurora kit.

 

http://www.vintageflyerdecals.com/dc-9.html

 

I'm sure the instruction will have a good color match suggestion for the yellow.

 

C2j

Edited by Cubs2jets

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DITTO on Vintage Flyers!!! Does GREAT work with wonderful decals and masks.

 

HIGHLY recommended, especially if your an old school livery fan like myself.  ;-)

 

Tracy

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So decals won't be an issue..thanks to those who answered...but what about the color?

No sense in paying for correct aftermath decals if I can't get the fuselage  color right. 😊

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I spent some time working on your research on Google I typed in "Hughes Airwest yellow color".  The answer seems to be "bright yellow" or "'banana yellow".

 

This is a link to the Draw Decals web page for their Hughes Airwest DC-9 decal.  Double click on the illustration and page 2 is painting instructions.

https://www.shopdrawdecal.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=72-DC9-44

 

I also found this build article on Airliners.com:

https://www.airlinercafe.com/page.php?id=55

 

C2j

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I built one with the Vintage Flyer Hughes decals, they’re great! I used rustoleum 7747830 gloss yellow. Close enough for me and the elderly ex airline mechanic who has it now hanging non his garage loves it.

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