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Title: Modern RN Gray paint
Post by: dgp1957 on April 30, 2018, 03:44:10 PM
Hi guys, need to paint a 1/96 HMS Illustrious hull, does anyone know of a supplier of a suitable gray paint, was thinking about halfords gray primer, but not sure if it is the right shade.
Title: Re: Modern RN Gray paint
Post by: big_bri on April 30, 2018, 04:57:24 PM
Far too dark mate, your looking for RAL No BS 381 676 Light weatherworks grey, try some paint stores, some will mix aerosol cans for you.
I get mine from Scotts paint in Airdrie, they'll mix anything for you, matt to your specs and pop it in a spray can for you, costs about a tenner a pop :-))
Hope this helps.
Title: Re: Modern RN Gray paint
Post by: deadbeat on April 30, 2018, 08:41:55 PM
I agree the Halford's grey primer is too dark, but have a look at a spray can they have called Racking Grey, I can't remember the RAL No, it is in satin though, it may be a bit too light but worth a look.
Title: Re: Modern RN Gray paint
Post by: John R Haynes on May 01, 2018, 10:11:01 AM
Paragon Paints can supply with this paint . Good service and not expensive. Great paint to use