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P-47 Cockpit Color using an enamel


Dick Montgomery
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Can you recommend the "proper" Model Master (or other enamel paint) green for a P-47D? I've got a "dull dark green" recommendation and have about 15 different shades of paint that roughly match such a description.

 

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This image was provided by Mark V. and its in line with info I've received from other sources....now just to find a match in Model Master and we're good to go.

Thanks!

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I think you'll find Model Master Interior Green a close match to that pic. The Euro green mentioned is to replicate Bronze Green used in some later cockpits. Straight Zinc Chromate is probably a bit too bright, though if you mix it with a little black (like the paint makers did) it'll give you the slightly darker interior green. HTH.

 

GIL :smiley16:

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I like the weathering visible in the photo and will work on that tomorrow, now that the cockpit tub (Revell kit has a one piece cockpit that includes the seat) has been painted.

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The only Thunderbolts that came from the factory with Interior Green cockpits were Curtiss-built P-47Gs, all of which were assigned to Stateside training units. The standard color for P-47 cockpits was Dull Dark Green..althought some have been incorrectly restored with Interior Green cockpits, confusing the issue. As mentioned above, Model Master "Euro 1 Dark Green" is about as close as you'll get straight from the bottle.

 

Steve Nelson

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Yep....I've heard the same good advice from some other sources. I appreciate the info.

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I'm sure this is coming a bit late but here is what I've discovered. Based upon Bert Kinzey's research in Detail & Scale's P-47 Thunderbolt (Vol. 54), the cockpit color for Republic-built P-47s was Bronze Green. Humbrol 75 is a great match. Curtiss-built T-bolts were painted Chromate Green. All of the rest of the interior surfaces were painted Chromate Yellow. I believe the inside of the cowl area was grey but at the moment I don't have the exact color reference handy. I hope this helps if it is not too late!

 

 

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