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RCAF Neptunes
Jessie_C
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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 08:12 PM UTC
In RCAF service, the Lockheed Neptune wore 3 different colour schemes. Released together in one decal set for the first time, here is Canuck Model Products' latest offering.

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Joel_W
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Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 04:53 AM UTC
I checked out all three versions of the Neptune that you posted links of. I really like the Neptune 102 best of all. Having those marking available has once again peaked my interest in building a P2V-7 Neptune.
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Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 05:07 AM UTC
If you go for that colour scheme you'll need a pot of 501-109 paint.
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Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 05:57 AM UTC
Jessica,
I would certainly think so. I wonder just how close that color is to Gull Gray. Of course finding a pristine Hasegawa 1/72 P2V-7 Neptune, will be a challenge.
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Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 06:30 AM UTC
It's not close at all. Gull grey is brownish whereas 501-109 is greenish. It's close to Air Defence Command grey, but that's more blueish.

Here are all the boxes the kit could be found in. Regardless what it says on the box, the plastic is always the same.
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Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 09:16 PM UTC
I snatched up the RoG flavor for about 1/2 the Hasegawa price. I'm totally blown away that that kit released at 9000 yen, before yen were worth a penny.