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F.S. colors for the F-22 ???


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The F-22 has a unique paint scheme. AFAIK, there aren't direct FS numbers for the paint. This is a nice article on achieving the unique F-22 finish.

 

http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/tnt1...ting/tnt151.htm

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The F-22 has a unique paint scheme. AFAIK, there aren't direct FS numbers for the paint. This is a nice article on achieving the unique F-22 finish.

 

http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/tnt1...ting/tnt151.htm

 

 

One of the local guys (who builds the things here in Marietta) added Testor square colors to Alclad II #101 and got amazing results! The problem, as he says, is that the paint formula is a state secret but appears to have a different shade depending on how the light is hitting it. He settled for a color that was 'close enough' to what they look like on the ramp on a dry & sunny day. Wet & dark are totally different colors.

 

I don't know how well the Testor Metalizers would work, as they are notoriously bad for masking. The Alclad method is basically the same, but it can be masked in 30 minutes... not 'several days' as Mark S suggested. His results are nice too, but I'd want to see the two models side-by-side to judge which is a better effect.

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