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Skinning Info, The Raptor Case

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I need help in regards to colours. The F-22A Raptor is known to be painted in a standard air superiority grey camouflage. However, a number of EMD prototypes of the Raptor sported a different colouring, which is kind of blue-ish. Here below some references I gathered from the internet:

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This last photo is a nice comparison; the grey-ish Raptor is still an EMD prototype, but it's closer to what the production Raptor would look like.

I know I could simply use the colour picker tool and extract the colours from the photos, but they differ due to lighting conditions, and above all I'd like to know if they are standard USAF colours. Both the body and camo are blue-ish, it seems to me they are the same colours of the Mod Eagle scheme of early F-15s, but I am not totally sure. I had used the same colours of TW's F-15A, but the result is not close to the photos. I'd appreciate some help and opinions.

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2 hours ago, ravenclaw_007 said:

could it be that they used the same color as on the F-15 ? looks similar

That's what I thought as well. If so, which are the right Federal Standard color codes for the Mod Eagle scheme? I'd like to be as accurate as possible. Unfortunately, same FS colours are different depending on the site or paint maker.

@ravenclaw_007 Speaking of the Raptor, the upcoming addon makes use of AIM missiles from your Weapons Pack 2. I have to ask you something about weapons, if you have time. I'll send you a PM.

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Paint colours do indeed vary from manufacture to manufacture, a good case in point is the WWII German RLM colours, also, could the colour variances in different pictures not actually be colour differences, but in fact different lighting on the same subject , it can have a huge effect on what the camera picks up and records .

 

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3 hours ago, russouk2004 said:

Yeah same paint was used on F16`s and F15`s   Air superiority blue.....did have codes for it somewheres.....

If you find those, it would be of help indeed. I have other references as well. In the end I can mix all of the info and obtain the perfect formula, so to speak.

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1 hour ago, russouk2004 said:
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Thanks, I'll make good use of this info.

 

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