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      Post #73227, posted on 08-28-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Hey Guys,

      What is the best paint brand to use for the original livery of Southwest Airlines yellow ochre? I am building a 737-200 in the old colors using the Flight Designs decals.

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      Post #73231, posted on 08-28-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      I donít know that thereís any out of the bottle match, but donít forget to check model car paint lines. There are rainbows of colors, that will usually get you a lot closer to a lot of airline colors than any military or generic line. Youíre probably going to have to mix your own for that though.

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      Post #73233, posted on 08-28-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      I seem to remember an older version of those decals that had a formula for mixing that color.

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      Post #73235, posted on 08-28-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Just keep in mind that any such ďformulaĒ is simply someoneís idea of what they think it should look like. Color is a highly subjective thing. Iíve never found any model color mixes that resulted in anything I liked. Start with something close and mix until it matches what your eye sees.

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      Post #73236, posted on 08-28-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      It has been a few years, but I seem to recall using Afrika Corps Mustard Spray for my SW 737-200.

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      Post #73237, posted on 08-28-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi Ahmed,

      AHS shows that they still have some stock of Xtracolour X305 Southwest Desert Gold. I have used it before and it looks like the right shade to me.

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      Post #73270, posted on 09-05-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      If unable to acquire an exact match (ie aforementioned XtraColor) Model Master Dark Yellow (gloss) would be a good place to start; if not satisfactory as-is add brown one drop at a time and you should be able to come up with a match that will be close enough to be good enough. As I recall, Southwest's mostly ochre livery on actual aircraft could be seen in a variety of shades due to extent of fading/weathering.

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