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      Post #70245, posted on 06-24-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      So I am working up to build the 1/144 Revell 747-8F in Cathay Pacific livery and I was wondering if anyone else has figured out what color is a match for the new livery? Xtra-Color used to have the old livery if I could get it in the U.S. ( It boggles the mind that we ship billions of barrels of oil around the oceans but I can't get a tin of paint from England!)

      So....any help would be....helpful.

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      Post #70248, posted on 06-24-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      We don't ship oil by air. 99.9% of mail goes by air.

      I bought Humbrol enamel from Amazon recently, BTW.

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      Post #70286, posted on 06-29-2018 GMT-5 hours    
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      We don't ship oil by air. 99.9% of mail goes by air.

      I bought Humbrol enamel from Amazon recently, BTW.



      Yep, I am all too aware of that! Too bad there is not an option to send it on a ship when I try to order paint from Europe on various sites. There was an English equivalent to Valspar Gloss Smoke Infusion Spray Paint(Valspar discontinued that color) that was a great match for Boeing/Airbus Gray out a can for the rattle can spray crowd. Can't get it shipped!

      I have not tried amazon so that is a good news story! Looking at their site, aircraft blue 65 seems like a starting point for the Cathay Pacific light blue green fuselage stripe and engines for the 747-8F. Still haven't found any good ideas for matching those colors.

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      Post #70291, posted on 06-29-2018 GMT-5 hours    
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      mark m :Still haven't found any good ideas for matching those colors.



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      Post #70293, posted on 06-29-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      I have an A350 that was originally planned to be a Cathay aircraft. I thought I had the
      stripe cplour correct....until I pulled the masking tape after it dried. It sat for 2
      years. I didn't feel like remasking it. Just finished it in a Malaysian scheme.

      Also interested in a paint suggestion for CX.

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      Post #70294, posted on 06-29-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Hope this helps.



      Extracted from the CX brand guideline

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      Post #70298, posted on 06-30-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Not sure those refer to the aircraft colours, Jon. Have you
      got a link to the brand guide?

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      Post #70299, posted on 06-30-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Those colors are meant to be used in print and online, but if their branding people are any good, they'll be a dead ringer for the colors on the aircraft.

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      Post #70300, posted on 07-01-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      In which case, would you go with the upper grey for the cheatline and engines, or the lower?

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      Post #70301, posted on 07-02-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      I don't know what the dark grey is supposed to be used for, but I don't see any evidence of it on the aircraft.

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      Post #70303, posted on 07-02-2018 GMT-5 hours    
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      I don't know what the dark grey is supposed to be used for, but I don't see any evidence of it on the aircraft.



      I was wondering that as well. The stripe down the fuselage is a light gray-greenish color. The light gray does appear to be the belly of the aircraft color.

      The question still stands and the quest continues......

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      Post #70304, posted on 07-02-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      If your question is "what is an exact out of the bottle match" for those colors, I'm afraid the answer is that you're out of luck. If you're not willing to mix your own, I'd find another project to do.

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      Post #70305, posted on 07-02-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      No. The question was, which of the 2 grey swatches depicted on the CX palate
      would you choose for the fuselage/engine colour? One of them? Or neither?

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      Post #70306, posted on 07-02-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Which one looks like the photographs? I think you’re **way** over-thinking it.

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      Post #70307, posted on 07-03-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Actually, I was hoping someone had already done one and could provide a little direction. In the absence of that, I will start with a light gray and add a bit of green and see where it goes. There is a chance that the Vallejo line of acrylics might have a close match, I haven't checked yet. Some of the acrylic fantasy figure paints are surprising good matches for some airline liveries. You end up buying a lot of different colors in the process though. It can be pretty hard to match an online color sample to a paint.

      So if I find a match, I will let you know.


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      Post #70309, posted on 07-03-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Unless you come up with an actual CX paint sample, the very best you can do is look at as many photos as you can find, take an average of the well exposed ones, and mix your own paint from that. That's assuming you can't get access to a ramp where you can take your paints with you and stand next to the real thing in good light and mix your paint to match it in real life.

      Remember: perfect is the enemy of good.

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      Post #70312, posted on 07-03-2018 GMT-5 hours    
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      radioguy :
      I have an A350 that was originally planned to be a Cathay aircraft. I thought I had the
      stripe cplour correct....until I pulled the masking tape after it dried. It sat for 2
      years. I didn't feel like remasking it. Just finished it in a Malaysian scheme.

      Also interested in a paint suggestion for CX.




      Same scenario, changed plans and built it DLH kit decals.