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Offline seadude

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Modern U.S. Navy Vallejo paint equivalents?
« on: June 20, 2020, 07:38:55 pm »
I'm going to start work soon on a TAMIYA 1/350 modern what if New Jersey battleship model.
I'm switching over to Vallejo Model Air Color paints to use since Testors is all being discontinued.
What might be Vallejo Model Air Color equivalents for the following:
1. Battleship wood decking?
2. Other non-wood deck areas?
3. Fantail helipad area?
4. Gray color for all the guns, superstructure, smokestacks, etc., etc.?
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Re: Modern U.S. Navy Vallejo paint equivalents?
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2020, 07:58:33 pm »
I have a very usefull app on my phone called Hobby Color Converter.  If you know the proper names of the colours you are after (or their name when made by another manufacturer) it should be able to help you.

For example, it lists Vallejo Model Air Sand Yellow Matt as being an indirect equivalent (ie. close but not exact match) to Tamiya Wooden Deck Tan.
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Re: Modern U.S. Navy Vallejo paint equivalents?
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2020, 04:15:50 am »
Where and how did you find that please Fred?

My phone can't see it, but then it can't see much with me driving it.....
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Re: Modern U.S. Navy Vallejo paint equivalents?
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2020, 04:37:32 am »
I found it in the Google Play store.  I have an Android phone.  It might not be available for iPhones.

It's made by 27Pulgadas Androidesign if that helps.

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Re: Modern U.S. Navy Vallejo paint equivalents?
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2020, 05:27:32 am »
Thanks for that.

Mine is an Android phone too, and I think it looked in Google Play Store for it, but I know as much about mobile phones as I do about horticulture.....
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