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Color Reference Charts

Posted by Paul On May - 18 - 2009

Quote from the IPMS Stockholm website:

Urban Fredriksson’s Color Reference Charts were first published on the web as early as 1991 – on rec.models.scale newsgroup. The material was then published on the web as part of the newsgroup’s FAQ. In 1998, Urban gave us his kind permission to revise and update the charts. Since then they have been hosted at the IPMS Stockholm’s site. The charts have been excessively updated since, with new contents, more user-friendly format and on-screen colour samples, these charts are an one-of-a-kind, indispensable piece of colour reference for modellers.

Urban Fredriksson’s Color Reference Chart #1: HERE

Urban Fredriksson’s Color Reference Chart #2: HERE

I’ve just tried Microscales Micro Mask to mask some windows on Accurate Miniatures B-25B. We’ll see how well this works. Here is a pic and description of this product:
















“Micro Mask is like masking tape in a bottle. Just apply it with a brush, let it dry, and cut it to any shape you want with a sharp-pointed knife. Peel out the part where you want to paint, leaving an outer stencil mask, and pant with the method of your choice. Just don’t use a water-based paint over it because Micro Mask is a water soluble, so use solvent-based paints. You can paint the finest detail you can cut with a knife. Unlike masking tape that can allow paint to go under it, even the most difficult designs come out sharp and clean with Micro Mask”


Following is an excel file referencing USA paint schemes from pre-WWII through the Vietnam war – if you click on it you will download the file:


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