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With my previous post I have spend on time on colours and their accuracy from production and reproduction standpoint and standardisation. This time I would like to focus a bit more on their application with combat aircraft in the field.
Accuracy of paints
So the question you all have. Is German Grey 2 from this generic paint branch the most accurate or not? The answer may ever so frustratingly be yes and no. While these paints give you an accurate tone, it is not the one and only Devine tone.
Recently I was browsing my Facebook feed, when I noticed I had scrolled by the same picture a few times. It was in fact a post about the newly released Dragon Tiger I kit combined with a Borgward IV Ausf.A shared in a group.
This post however was combined with a headline in bold letters…
‘SERIOUSLY DRAGON?! ANOTHER TIGER I AS WE DON’T HAVE ENOUGH OF THOSE YET, PROBABLY WITH CRAPPY DS TRACKS AND A 20YEAR OLD BORGWARTH KIT! I WANT THE STAR WARS KITS YOU ANNOUNCED LAST YEAR!’
Now I have seen some anger because of rereleases or new kits before, but this seemed to be on a whole other level. Needless to say it made me curious. Did I miss something? Did they post mean comments about Russian tanks? Did they cancel their Star Wars kits? Has Dragon blown up the last working Tiger I at Bovington to create this very kit? (spoiler alert, they didn’t)
Those who follow my builds and read my articles from time to time know that I don’t go hardcore on paint colours. And there are several reasons for that. But I figured should elaborate on the reasons why because as I am sure some would love to say, it isn’t because of laziness.
As a (Graphic) Designer and somewhat ‘forced-to-be’ Art student at the same time, you learn a lot of things when it comes to colours and how they used to be created, produced today, recreated on screens, seen by our eyes, what they may or may not convey, to even the actual psychological effects they trigger in your brain.
As such, below I will try elaborate in easy terms on maybe the four most important reasons why you shouldn’t go too hardcore into accuracy of paint tones and why the idea of colour accuracy is quite complex and just that a liiiiittle bit more complicated than a simple ‘this is right and that is wrong’.
Although it has been hard to keep track of all the great kits being released nowadays, there still are some big holes to fill in the market. Since we’ll be receiving a barrage of newly announced kits soon, here’s what I would really like to see announced and released in the coming months. Let’s have some wishful thinking now shall we?
As with everything, things change and evolve, and with new technologies come new possibilities. One of the most famous upcoming technologies right now are 3D printers.
Although they are not cheap to get right now ($1000 to ten times that number), prices are dropping each month. Thereby, unlike the ink cartridges for your regular printer, the material to keep them running is quite cheap.
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