EC-121 in 1/72nd. Anyone sure of the colour?

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    EC-121 in 1/72nd. Anyone sure of the colour?

    Post  Scirocco on Wed Oct 27, 2010 2:34 pm

    This is Heller's EC-121 which is not a new kit but the only one available of a military Connie in 1/72nd. I am modifiying the intakes and exhaust of the engines as there is virtually nothing in the kit. The real problem (other than those arising evertime I touch it!) is the colour of this version. Heller's instructions suggest Hu25 which is blue, but it is more common to see it stated that these were in Engine grey and white. I did find on one book that they were in blue-grey (whatever that may be) and there is even a diecast model of the same squadron which is finished in blue, but there seems to be no good reference. If anyone has any information, I would appreciate it very much!





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    Re: EC-121 in 1/72nd. Anyone sure of the colour?

    Post  skyhigh on Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:09 am

    Found you this ..but I try for better one..


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    Post  Scirocco on Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:11 am

    Yes, I have that photo and it looks like it is blue, but you cannot rely on such old photos for colours.

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    Post  Ray on Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:40 am

    Scirocco wrote:Yes, I have that photo and it looks like it is blue, but you cannot rely on such old photos for colours.

    You don't know Marco well enough Gordon Evil or Very Mad

    He's capable of reading B/W pics in FULL COLOUR Twisted Evil

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    Post  bcauchi on Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:35 pm

    That was a reflex answer Ray i bet that your hand typed it out without you knowing!!

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    Post  skyhigh on Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:10 pm

    I thing the colours is engine gray Gordon but I try to find the Fs colour.,..


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    Re: EC-121 in 1/72nd. Anyone sure of the colour?

    Post  Scirocco on Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:32 pm

    FS no for engine grey is 16081

    http://www.jpsmodell.de/dc/draw/ec121_warn71_2.jpg

    http://www.colorserver.net/showcolor.asp?fs=16081

    But I have seen the same FS number being called Seaplane grey, if ever that existed but there are several mentions of it.

    The last photo seems to have a hint of blue in the grey, doesn't it?

    This is the Heller kit:


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    Post  skyhigh on Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:41 pm

    but it is the photo that makes the differnt contrast ta ..don't you worry I will find the correct scheme with correct colour number...


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    Re: EC-121 in 1/72nd. Anyone sure of the colour?

    Post  skyhigh on Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:01 pm

    Gordon check this site..http://www.conniesurvivors.com/index.htm#top

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    Re: EC-121 in 1/72nd. Anyone sure of the colour?

    Post  AdriaN on Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:10 am

    FS16081's name is ANA 513, Dark Gray. RGB 545853. In model masters range its called Navy Gray.

    http://www.migproductions.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=37&products_id=14587

    To dark in my opinion


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    Re: EC-121 in 1/72nd. Anyone sure of the colour?

    Post  AdriaN on Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:18 am

    THIS LOOKS MORE ACCURATE

    http://wondertrail.com/Paints-and-Supplies/Testors-Model-Master-Paints/TES2055PT-Navy-Blue-Gray-Model-Master-Enamel-Paint-5oz-Bottle-by-Testers/prod_16832.html

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    Re: EC-121 in 1/72nd. Anyone sure of the colour?

    Post  Scirocco on Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:12 am

    skyhigh wrote:Gordon check this site..http://www.conniesurvivors.com/index.htm#top

    That's a good website with some "new" photos, thanks!

    Adrian,
    As for engine grey, I have MM no 2034, which is Engine Gray and the FS no is 36076 which according to the FS color server:

    http://www.colorserver.net/showcolor.asp?fs=36076+16081

    is more bluish than X6081, meaning that Testor's might be more right in the choice of color. For now I shall be using MM2034 if nothing more convincing emerges.

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    Re: EC-121 in 1/72nd. Anyone sure of the colour?

    Post  Scirocco on Sat Nov 06, 2010 11:20 pm

    Some progress on the engines. Opening the exhaust ports and making the exhaust pipes from styrene tubing at the moment.


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