Mark Barrale could somebody tell me what the gunze colors are, i'm ordering the kit and already have the super metal to mix in but dont know what the 2 gray colors are, thank you in advance
20. September 2017, 23:39
Mark Barrale Thank you James for responding, it is Gunze for the Has kit, like i said i know they have to be mixed with gunz super metallic colors (iron and Stainless) and have those two but don't know what greys are required so ill check it out, as far as the AK set, I actually do have that set and like it but from what i've heard F-22 has a metallic sheen to the paint that regular paints don't have, that's why there's a mix of those super metallics involved, Thank you again for help in finding the instructions,
21. September 2017, 13:11
Michael Phillips The F-22A officially uses the "Mod Eagle" color palette, of FS36176 and FS36251. And due to the radar absorbant nature of the paint, it also has an effect known as the "Raptor Sheen", which gives it a metallic reflective look depending on the viewing angle. And to add to that, they do tend to weather noticeably.
21. September 2017, 13:33
Curtis H. Bought this one from Sprue Brothers, this version does not have the photo etch.
Steven Gilbert This is one of the better aircraft kits i have ever built. This kit is going together perfectly, and I love the photo-etch detail provided with the kit. I will have some pictures available soon!
29. March 2016, 23:22
Mehdi Nader Hi Steven , I love to see your finished F-22 kit ASAP .
Recently I have bought the same kit & I'm going to make it soon .
2. April 2016, 13:50
Steven Gilbert i will have some pictures up as soon as i get my image system working.
Bill Gilman It'll be interesting to see what you come up with for the metallic sheen. I was thinking of thinning Alclad aluminum about 95% thinner, and spraying very light coats and slowly build up a sheen. I've seen the real thing, and from some angles and in certain lighting conditions, it looks like regular old flat paint. But in just the right circumstances, there is a definite metallic effect. There is a product called "Raptor Sheen" that you can add to the paint, but it seems you're already finished with the painting. Which shades of grey did you use? According to Lockheed, "Due to the stealth properties of the coatings applied to the F/A-22, the Raptor's appearance in photographs is somewhat different that what might be expected based on the use of the standard FS paint numbers listed here. The topcoat color is a function of viewing angle; therefore, it cannot be represented by a FS color. This is due to its primary function which is not a color coat. The generic FS-595 numbers of 36173 and 36251 are provided for painting an F/A-22 model."
19. March 2012, 22:20
Nick Williamson Bill. I converted the colors to model masters using paint4models.com. I used gloss gull gray for the main fuselage and light ghost gray for the fuselage camo. However it didn't seem quite dark enough so i tried to just do a manual camo pattern covering up the primer on the vertical stabs and that worked better. For the outer trim i used duck egg blue...also from model masters. They seem pretty close to me. For the sheen i tried initially to use a very watered down mixture of testors silver mixed with the paint that i was currently applying. This came out a bit too silver and was difficult to gauge the mixture so i think Im going to wait until after i finish the decals and then mix the silver wash in with Future for the final gloss coat. Im hoping to have better success with this.
20. March 2012, 01:22
Bill Gilman Cool - can't wait to see it. I've got the Revell 1:72 Raptor in my stash along with the Big Ed set. Someday soon I'll get to it.
Just curious - which GSI Creos (Mr. Color) paints did Hasegawa recommend?
20. March 2012, 01:31
Nick Williamson I can't recall off the top of my head. Ill get a look and get back to you though.
20. March 2012, 02:08
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