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 Post subject: Cheetah D Colours
PostPosted: 28 Jun 2022, 16:24 
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Hi all,

So I got my hands on the Kinetic Cheetah D model, and I want to paint it in the scheme they gave for Pietersburg based aircraft, which according to the instructions is FS26231 all over. This is apparently Dark Gull Grey. Does anyone have a mix for Tamiya paints to match this?

I also have the following, if anyone can advise if one could be close enough?

XF19 Sky Grey
XF53 Neutral Grey
XF54 Dark Sea Grey
XF66 Light Grey
Ammo Medium Gunship Grey
Ammo Dark Compass Ghost Grey
Ammo Medium Grey
AK Medium Grey
AK Dark Ghost Grey


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 Post subject: Re: Cheetah D Colours
PostPosted: 28 Jun 2022, 16:55 
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Per Vernon Vice:
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The mix for the Cheetah 'Grey' I used as follows (as caveat please experiment before using), play with ratios till you get the desired look for specific model.

Tamiya Acrylics: XF-18 Medium Blue (10 drops - increase as required to meet specific tone / fade you'd like); XF-2 Flat White (6 drops, also increase depending on fade you'd like) and XF-24 Dark Grey (40 drops). This amount was good for one light coat of the kit.

I think using the above, but increasing the XF-18 to 15 drops, rest remain same should give a more subtle blue tone as well. If I do a Cheetah again, most likely do something like this.

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