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      Post #73813, posted on 11-14-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      I’m currently working on a Northwest Airlines 320 and would like to know if anyone has any suggestions for the red and gray colors. Thanks for your help with this

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      Post #73816, posted on 11-15-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Ages ago, Xtracolor had both Northwest red and gray colors. X340 was the code for red and X341 for gray. Honestly, have no idea were to find them and if they are still available.
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      Post #73868, posted on 11-21-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Since Xtracolor for airliners has essentially vanished, at least in the USA... I have had satisfactory results on the Northwest A319 I built in the 'bowling shoe' livery using Testors 1138 Gray and 1103 Red applied by airbrush. Since the Testors line of enamels in 0.25oz jars are on the thick side for brushing, a higher ratio of thinner is essential for airbrushing. Another readily available possibility as a virtual match for NWA red is Model Master 2718 Guards Red.

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      Post #73870, posted on 11-22-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      I have been trying to find the XtraColor paints as well but the red seems to be sold out everywhere and out of production. I believe the grey is still in stock on the airline hobby supplies website.

      Recently I did a color comparison for my Palair Fokker 100. I'll upload a picture of it when I am back home again so you can see for yourself what might be a good match.

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      Post #73873, posted on 11-22-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Here are two pictures taking with daylight.




      From left to right
      XtraColor X217
      Revell 34
      Revell 330
      Humbrol 19
      ModelMaster 2718
      ModelMaster 2719
      50/50 mix of 2718 and 2719

      I would go with one of the darker reeds for Northwest “bowling shoe” red. I hope it helps.

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      Post #73876, posted on 11-22-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      From personal experience I can say if you end up with a gray or a red that's a bit too light, that's perfectly fine. I very much remember how the reds and grays in the "bowling shoe" scheme slowly bleached out over time as it endured exposure to sunlight. It was a nice scheme when it was fresh, but didn't look so great the more it weathered. A little variation toward the lighter end is well within bounds.

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      Post #73877, posted on 11-22-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Hey HeavyUAL767
      If you are in the US send me a PM and I will mail you one each
      grey and red Northwest X-340 and X-341

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      Post #73916, posted on 11-29-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Hope this links ok! The pic looks darker than real life but this is testors red enamel. Gray is model master acrylic euro 1 gray. I had it and it looked ok to me.

      https://www.airlinercafe.com/photo_14798.details