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Tru-Color Paint would like to enlist the help of modelers of WWI and Interwar period aircraft for the correct colors we should develop for this era. In particular we need help with accurate colors for French and German WWI Bi-Planes plus the linen colors for British WWI planes. Note that we already have 2 PC-10 Olive Drab colors and a PC-12 color for British aircraft. Between the wars, we believe planes' colors were made simpler without the need for camouflage colors. Is this a correct assumption ? Regardless of the answer, what colors were planes in this era painted ? Any help modelers can give us would be appreciated. If someone has data we can use for color matching, that would be great. We pride ourselves on making an accurate product and although other manufacturers may have colors in their line that are supposedly correct for this period, there is no guarantee they are right. If we get corroboration by experts in this field that xyz company makes the correct French Dope Yellow, then that is what we will match. If anyone is willing to help us, our color lab will make 2-6 samples of colors to send them to see what is the correct match for the target color we are trying to match in their opinion. If we are close it would help to know which sample is best and a suggestion on what to add to "tweak" the color in the right direction. Anyone care to join us in this venture ? Martin Cohen, PhD Tru-Color Paint P.O. Box 74524 Phoenix, AZ 85087-4524 714-488-9779 PS - We realize little or no color standards existed in this time period, but if any colors of old match U.S. 595 (A,B or C), British, RAL, ANA or other "modern" standards, let us know that too.
We are looking for pictures for our website gallery and for advertising purposes of any models (aircraft, ships, armor, vehicles, cars, sci-fi, railroad, etc.) painted with Tru-Color Paint. If any modeler has pictures of any plastic or metal model that have assembled, painted and/or detailed with Tru-Color Paint, we want to hear from you. The era can be from WWI to modern era. Pictures can be of biplanes, military or commercial jets, WWI to modern warships, U.S. armor vehicles, figures in ANY scale. Not only will your pictures be shown on our gallery that is being established just for military, generic and automobile models on our website, they may also show up as advertising pictures in several magazines we already advertise in. If anyone has pictures they would like to share with us and the modeling community, post them here or send us an email with them attached. We will acknowledge your name (if you give us the OK) on the website and in any advertising where we use your picture(s). Thank you for your help and we look forward to hearing from many of you. Remember ALL Tru-Color Paint products are manufactured in Phoenix, AZ, USA ! Martin Cohen, PhD Tru-Color Paint P.O. Box 74524 Phoenix, AZ 85087-4524 714-488-9779 email: [email protected]
Wilhelm Hippert greets the pilot of his seventh victim - Roden Fokker D.VIIF with Mini Art Spandaus, PART photoetched parts and decals from Print Scale. The figures are a mix of 3D-printed items, Quickboost and W+D Models. Built as a gift for a friend - I'm carrying the diorama cross-country to Washington D.C. on Sunday!