[WWI] French blue

Dave Calhoun davecww1 at gmail.com
Sat Apr 19 21:45:03 EDT 2014

Hi David and Gabe,
I do not have the Mr Kit French blue to compare the color of, and unfortunately the Mister Kit USA website is gone, but from what I remember the color that they had was the bluish gray which is similar to the Model Master color US Navy Intermediate blue.  This was the color that I had been using for years for French rudder stripes and cockade centers but according to Alan Toelle's latest research and the Autochrome of a Nieuport 16 in 4 color camouflage, the correct color for 1916 built Nieuports should be a darker blue.  As seen on my latest Nieuport 11 model, which means all the rest of my Nieuports are probably the wrong color...
Dave C
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Mr. Kit French Roundel Bleu.

From: WWI [mailto:wwi-bounces at wwi-models.org] On Behalf Of Gabriel Limon
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Subject: [WWI] French blue

This might have been discussed before, but I'm trying to find a match for
the blue used on the French roundels, etc. I'm working on the Nieuport 11,
and want to make one flown by Jean Navarre. The Special Hobby kit has
matching colors for a plane flown by Pierre Dufaur de Gavardie which has
matching decals, but none for Navarre. What is shown is not a dark blue,
rather a grayish blue. Thanks. Gabe

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