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      Post #67444, posted on 06-08-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Is it essentially the same Mica Silver/Pearl Clear used by Northwest, Virgin Atlantic and Skyteam liveries, or is it similar but different? (AA seems to be noticeably more gray/less silver...or is it the lighting, etc, in which I have seen it in pictures)


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      Post #67445, posted on 06-08-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      From a scale model perspective, probably so. The real thing has nothing to do with the NW color though. The AA is a multi-layer finish.

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      Post #67446, posted on 06-08-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Mica finishes are not the easiest to duplicate. Xtracolor called for the same base grey for Virgin and Northwest. But the mica clearcoat was different for each, NW being somewhat darker in tone. So for your AA project, it might be an idea to play a bit by mixing the 2 micas (if you have them) till you hit an acceptable result. Just a thought.

      I've used the Virgin mica on Air Canada ice blue, and Etihad n/c (using a Fiat automotive paint as a base), and a Skyteam scheme. Not bad...but that Etihad is still not right to my eye.

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