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Title: Humbrol 177 Hull Red Discontinued
Post by: david48 on March 16, 2013, 03:21:41 PM
Humbrol 177 Hull Red is now discontinued , has any one come up with a colour that is like it .I have nothing to compare it with. Please can any one help .
Thank you David
Title: Re: Humbrol 177 Hull Red Discontinued
Post by: Mad_Mike on March 16, 2013, 07:42:13 PM
sounds like its been discontinued for the last 4 years:
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=16871.0 (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=16871.0)
Title: Re: Humbrol 177 Hull Red Discontinued
Post by: Bob K on March 17, 2013, 01:46:03 PM
Humbrol 177 has been discontinued for a lot longer than that.
 
However, can anyone give advice on matching this authentic colour scheme for HMS Belfast, as shown on BBC News today
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-21809504 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-21809504)
Title: Re: Humbrol 177 Hull Red Discontinued
Post by: RMH on March 17, 2013, 01:57:24 PM
I've pointed out in previous threads White Ensign do a good range of apparently authentic colours, take a look at their catalogue

https://www.whiteensignmodels.com/p/WWII+RN+Antifouling+Red+RN+19/6140/#.UUXLHFdvAkI (https://www.whiteensignmodels.com/p/WWII+RN+Antifouling+Red+RN+19/6140/#.UUXLHFdvAkI)
Title: Re: Humbrol 177 Hull Red Discontinued
Post by: david48 on March 17, 2013, 02:18:21 PM
As it appears everybody but me new this. Why it came up again is ,I am building Fairmount Alpine and this is not that old a model and it is specified in the plans to use Billings Paint which I can not find in the UK, through a cross ref chart supplied by Billings the Hull Red came up in the cross ref.Thanks for the link back to the  paint mix recipe.
David
Title: Re: Humbrol 177 Hull Red Discontinued
Post by: Steve J on March 17, 2013, 03:41:17 PM
A couple of hull reds -

Vallejo 985 (http://www.emodels.co.uk/plastic-kits/vallejo-17ml-hull-acrylic-modelling-paint-p-1146.html)
Tamiya XF-9 (http://www.emodels.co.uk/plastic-kits/tamiya-10ml-hull-acrylic-paint-p-633.html)

However, can anyone give advice on matching this authentic colour scheme for HMS Belfast

I came across this matching of RN colours to Vallejo paints on another forum -

http://www.partworkmodels.co.uk/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=100&t=1735 (http://www.partworkmodels.co.uk/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=100&t=1735)

HTH

Steve
Title: Re: Humbrol 177 Hull Red Discontinued
Post by: John R Haynes on April 16, 2013, 05:08:34 PM
Mix 19 with 70 and you will get hull red