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      Post #66462, posted on 03-15-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Anyone have an idea of what colour red the current Air Berlin would be? This isn't the dark red/burgendy, more like a signal red. Any help welcome.

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      Post #66466, posted on 03-15-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Ah, a challenge! It's definitely a much brighter, lighter shade than the previous burgundy.
      Tamiya does a Bright Red TS-49 in the rattle can that may be close. You'd probably need to build
      it up a few coats to achieve the depth and opacity. Or, if you can find them, either Xtracolor
      X339 SAS Red, or DACO PA-33 WestPac Rodeo Red. To my eye, they're essentially the same. But you'd
      need to shade it with a more neutral/bluish red to get right. Are you into mixing paints to achieve
      the desired result? If so, take a sample of the AB red to your lhs and hit the paint racks. HTH.
      Good luck!

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      Post #66468, posted on 03-16-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      I once wrote an E-Mail to Air Berlin.
      The answer was: It is RAL3000 "Verkehrsrot", same as the german railway uses.

      I found out, that Revell 31 is close enough.
      https://www.revell.de/produkte/farben-kleber-co/email-color/id/32131.html
      They call it RAL3000 by thier own (Produktdetails).

      I used Revell 31 with my A321. And I think it is very good, perhaps a little, little, little too dark.

      So, sometimes things can be easy!
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      Post #66470, posted on 03-16-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks Uwe, I have RAL paint fandeck and just checked RAL3000 and that looks like the older darker red scheme. RAL2038 looks closer to the 737-700 photo I'm looking at and A330's I've s3n in the flesh.Might have to take a best guess and benchmark with the Tamiya referenced above and Revell 31. I'll let you know. This is for a 1/50th scale GRP B737-700 with sharklets. Would like to get it right.
      Actually, just checked again and found Verkehsrot as RAL3020 and that looks a lot like it.

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      Post #66482, posted on 03-17-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      I used either ModelMaster's Guards Red or Red and it looks like a fresh painted Air Berlin in the sun.

      Regards Herbert

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      Post #66489, posted on 03-17-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks all, I will give RAL3020 a go and let you know