blakeh1 Posted January 10 Share Posted January 10 (edited) I am in the process of painting this kit. As far as I can tell the color color scheme is Dark Ghost Grey with Light Ghost Grey on the bottom I used Vallejo Model Air Dark Ghost Grey and Light Ghost grey paints The problem is the kit decals all but disappeared with the Dark Ghost Grey straight from the bottle. I am not sure if the kit decals are just way off color wise or the Vallejo paints are way too dark. I had seen some post showing a color sample of the FS color next to the Vallejo paint and they seemed close enough, and actually the Vallejo paint was even a bit lighter I tried going back over the Dark Ghost Grey with a 50/50 mix of Light Ghost Grey and it significantly lightened the color, but the decals still blend in way to much in my opinion Below is a picture of the Hasegawa 1/72 FA-18C comparing the decal contrast I was expecting the Italeri kit to appear much darker Maybe that expectation is not correct? Or maybe Dark Ghost Grey is not the right color? Here is a picture of the actual aircraft markings the kit seems to be based on This is what the Italeri kit markings look like (note, the canopy is not glued on yet so there are some gaps) Has anyone built this kit using the included decals? If so, is this how it turned out? And if the decals are indeed off color wise, is there an after market decals set for these markings? Or if Vallejo Dark Ghost Grey is too dark, is there a better color? Edited January 10 by blakeh1 Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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