I just love to mix and paint. So much so that I mixed two more different shades of zinc chromate and tried them on.
I wasn’t sure I had the right shade after looking at these pictures.
And this on the Internet.
Northrop P-61 Black Widow
Factory instructions for the P-61 stated that all exposed interior surfaces of the pilot, gunner and navigator compartments were to be finished in Northrop Cockpit Green, another factory-specific variant of Interior Green. Instrument panels were to be finished in flat black. Interior surfaces visible from the outside carried the same finish as the outside of the aircraft.
Zinc Chromate Yellow was used as general finish of all unexposed interior surfaces of the P-61. Even the wheel wells were finished in this colour. Two exceptions were the inner surfaces of engine cowlings and the firewalls which were left unpainted.
I believe there was no right shade of zinc chromate after all so I will just have to play it by eye…
Click here for more about the restoration of a P-61 with lots of pictures of the interior colors.