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      Post #78097, posted on 05-01-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Got her out of the paint Barn. Not liking the Canyon Blue paint from Xtracolor looks to purple for the new scheme. Back to taping up and try again. Good kit just needs some TLC and dryfitting.
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      Post #78099, posted on 05-01-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Hello, I always read "photos never lie", then you look closely at 5 HD photos and you perceive 2 or 3 slightly different tints. That being said, I think your fuselage tint is too purple, but the shine is perfect.

      Beautiful kit, very accurate and detailed. Your choice of livery is very eye catching, well done, I cannot wait to see more. Are you using a decal sheet or masking everything ?

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      Post #78100, posted on 05-01-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks got Ben over at V1 decals making some custom decals of the titles door outlines and small details for me. I masked and painted the rest
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      Hello, I always read "photos never lie", then you look closely at 5 HD photos and you perceive 2 or 3 slightly different tints. That being said, I think your fuselage tint is too purple, but the shine is perfect.

      Beautiful kit, very accurate and detailed. Your choice of livery is very eye catching, well done, I cannot wait to see more. Are you using a decal sheet or masking everything ?


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      Post #78101, posted on 05-01-2021 GMT-5 hours    
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      Hello, I always read "photos never lie", then you look closely at 5 HD photos and you perceive 2 or 3 slightly different tints. That being said, I think your fuselage tint is too purple, but the shine is perfect.




      Photos ALWAYS lie when it comes to colour, especially when taking under artificial light, different angles, auto exposure etc etc etc. So unless you see the model with your own eyes in daylight it's difficult to know how close it is to the real colour using just poorly lit photos alone. And that's assuming you have seen the real thing in sun, got accurate paint charts, mixed the paint correctly etc etc.

      The only real thing that matters is whether the person building it is happy with the colour or not and sometimes it just has to be as close because 9 out of ten people will see this under artificial light.

      Can of worms, my friend, can of worms.

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      Post #78102, posted on 05-01-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      While the color looks great to me, photos do lie. The light source is a factor. Color can be manipulated in photo software. Take the model out into the sunlight and make your judgment based upon that. Hopefully, you have an authentic SWA plane available to compare.

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      Post #78103, posted on 05-01-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Yes I have tons of pics and the more I look at it, it is the color from past schemes. I resprayed with Tamiya X-4 and it looks much better to the proper Blue color I was looking for.

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      Post #78104, posted on 05-01-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      I remember an article in Air Enthusiast many years ago talking about photos and colours. He was a big fan of the use of Elderberry Wine for pretty much any model project. He commented once about the futility of watching a guy at a modelling club meeting staring intently at a black and white photo of a German WW1 model, and debating a shade of green. Said it all for me! Seeing SW 737's at Phoenix every day, it is amazing how much the shade of the blue colour changes as the fleet ages. I have a friend who could look at a SW 737-700 and predict the registration series (N7xxSW, N4xxSW, N2xxSW, N9xxSW) based solely on the appearance of the blue paint, and he was usually right. As teh shine comes off and the paint oxidizes in the sun, it changes colour dramatically. I've always liked to build my airliners 'paint shop fresh', which sometimes makes the shades a bit easier to imitate. Then there's the much debated 'scale effect', the further away a plane is, the duller the colours look. So, to each is own. If it looks right to you, it probably is.

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      Post #78111, posted on 05-02-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Well put, Russ. I've also seen the canyon blue fade, though your friend's skill is quite remarkable. When that scheme is fresh, it's really sharp. I typically just follow the TLAR approach. In certain cases, I think deviating from the "real" paint will make it look better, especially when you've got pearl or metallic colors that look gray from a distance.

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      Post #78115, posted on 05-02-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Well painted it Tamiya X-4 and like the color alot better. Got some initial sanding of the paint to get a nice smooth finish. So
      far like it.
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      Post #78119, posted on 05-03-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      That does look much less purple, well done. I cycled past the Renton Airport today and saw a bunch of the Southwest Max 7s sitting around. From about 50 feet away the small stripes almost look gray, the mica is tough to see from a distance and in scattered light.

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      Post #78126, posted on 05-03-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Awesome kit and fantastic liverie, btw on my side the stripes around the Yellow-Red seem to be White, on real life those are Silver-Gray tone.
      Keep it up, ill follow you.

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      Post #78141, posted on 05-04-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks Jon, Yes they are white was looking at a video on youtube of the repaint and it looked at least to me that they are white as compared to the Southwest logo. Ill keep them white it took me a good while of taping to get them straight haha