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      Post #67657, posted on 07-09-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Need a good match for Delta blue round engine days . THanks

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      Post #67661, posted on 07-09-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Based on what I have consistently seen in color photos of Delta's pistonliners I would, without hesitation, go with Model Master Blue Angel Blue (#1772) as-is. Seems Delta blue of their 1950s livery was, if anything, a darker shade of blue than that of the subsequent widget livery and beyond...for which MM Blue Angel Blue is, IMHO, an uncontestable virtual spot-on match.

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      Post #67662, posted on 07-09-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      If you're talking about 1950s Delta blue, I'd go with US Insignia Blue (FS 15044). Blue Angel Blue is FS 15050 (approximately) and IMHO is far too bright and vibrant for 1950s DL blue.

      The blue used on the classic widget scheme from the 1960s to the 1990s is a *very* dark blue, much darker than the 1950s color. My decals used Pantone 282, and nobody ever said they thought it was the wrong color.

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      Post #67670, posted on 07-12-2017 GMT-5 hours    
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      If you're talking about 1950s Delta blue, I'd go with US Insignia Blue (FS 15044). Blue Angel Blue is FS 15050 (approximately) and IMHO is far too bright and vibrant for 1950s DL blue...



      Hmmm... Check out the photos (2) of my Delta A319 in the photo data base. The blue you see is thinned MM Blue Angel Blue straight from the bottle applied by airbrush and is representative of how it looks in natural light...which is about one shade lighter than USAirways Midnight Blue (which is essentially a bluish shade of off-black) of their 1997 to pre-HP merger livery. OTOH, US Insignia Blue FS 15044 may well be 'the ticket' for 1950s Delta as well (having never used it).

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      Post #67671, posted on 07-12-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      What does an A319 have to do with this discussion? We're talking about the 1950s round engine types and the late 1950s-1990s widget scheme, neither of which ever appeared on an A319. If it's a "retrojet" I wouldn't use that as a color reference for the colors applied historically.

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      Post #67672, posted on 07-12-2017 GMT-5 hours    
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      What does an A319 have to do with this discussion?



      Nothing, aside from being the subject of a photo reference to show what as-is MM Blue Angel Blue looks like when thinned and airbrushed...which seems to be a reasonably near match for the Delta blue I have seen in color photos and Mike Machat profiles of Delta DC-6s and -7s and CV-440s. How is a color photo showing the appearance of MM Blue Angel Blue therefore not relevant to this topic -- the aircraft type is 'neither here nor there'...it's the paint color...that just happened to appear on an A319 I built...

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