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AlanB

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Paint Colour for Trent Lifeboat
« on: August 04, 2006, 12:12:02 PM »

I painted my last Model Slipway Trent lifeboat by hand and yes I made a complete AR*SE of it.

So I have decided to build another Trent and I will be spraying it this time.

Can anyone recommend the colours needed for the hull and superstructure

I will be purchasing the paints at Halfords

Thanks
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Re: Paint Colour for Trent Lifeboat
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2006, 01:11:47 PM »

Try Volkswagen Brilliant Orange,  Volkswagen Mars Red and Vauxhall Regatta Blue.
 
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Re: Paint Colour for Trent Lifeboat
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2006, 01:13:51 PM »

AlanB

If you can get the colour specification from RNLI you can go to a paint specialist who will mix it and fill an aerosol for you.  I have seen this advertised some time ago but not used it myself.  Hope it is still available.

Best wishes

Julian
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Re: Paint Colour for Trent Lifeboat
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2006, 01:37:26 PM »

Hi  I'm building a Tyne Lifeboat just tested they colour out  and the Orange is a bit dark
I was told to use VW Orange and Ford Galaxy blue.

Blue looks ok  the Orange is a bit dark. just gone to Halfords for some white primer hope it will do the trick sprayed over grey primer assuming thats the problem  ??  orange was VW Brilliant Orange
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Re: Paint Colour for Trent Lifeboat
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2006, 06:22:12 PM »

Yep MCAT they are the two colours used on my Rother and Mersey
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Re: Paint Colour for Trent Lifeboat
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2006, 11:39:27 PM »

for mine I have also used regatta blue, but have used Peugeot Seville Orange.

Aston
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Re: Paint Colour for Trent Lifeboat
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2006, 08:39:52 AM »

JUST to confirm  the colors are good.   yep the Grey primer was the problem but you all knew that
so I posted it just to save some else Making the same mistake.
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Re: Paint Colour for Trent Lifeboat
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2006, 10:05:02 PM »

Hi AlanB..

If you wish to be authentic and can get the colours mixed at your local paintshop, then these are what you are looking for. I got the code direct from The Engineering section of the RNLI

Lifeboats Blue (BS381c) Oxford Blue 105
Lifeboats Yellow (BS381c) Bold Yellow 363
Lifeboats Red (BS381c) Rail Red 539
Lifeboats Orange (BS381c) Orange 557

I got the Blue and Orange mixed in a Rattle Can at my local MotorFactors who supply and mix paints.

Regards

Declan
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AlanB

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Re: Paint Colour for Trent Lifeboat
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2006, 12:04:02 PM »

Declan

Thanks for the codes, I will see if my local motor factors can mix the paint in cans.

Regards

Alan
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Re: Paint Colour for Trent Lifeboat
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2006, 03:47:53 PM »

Declan

Thanks for the codes, I will see if my local motor factors can mix the paint in cans.

Regards

Alan

No Problem..

Declan
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Re: Paint Colour for Trent Lifeboat
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2006, 05:15:10 PM »

Hi  anyone know the best colour for the deck, I'm sure I was told Tarmac grey ??
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Re: Paint Colour for Trent Lifeboat
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2006, 12:21:15 AM »

Try looking up Pheonix Paints which are all railway colours...wait a minute i know what your thinking ;) look up dirty roof grey, i think it looks fairly close, but i will let you be the judge.
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Re: Paint Colour for Trent Lifeboat
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2007, 12:19:08 PM »

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Lifeboats Blue (BS381c) Oxford Blue 105
Lifeboats Yellow (BS381c) Bold Yellow 363
Lifeboats Red (BS381c) Rail Red 539
Lifeboats Orange (BS381c) Orange 557

Declan,

Can you check your code numbers please as the chart I have shows Rail Red as 593 and not 539

But, 539 is currant red which is slightly darker.

Which is correct ? Is it Rail Red - 593 or Currant red - 539 ?

Anybody else out there in Mayhem land know ?

Terry.
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Re: Paint Colour for Trent Lifeboat
« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2007, 09:15:26 AM »

Declan,

Sorry guys but if you use any of the halfords car colours manly the orange it is wrong (in my book anyway)when I worked for addlestone models and i was building my first lifeboat which was a Arun, I asked Fred the owner of the shop what was the best paint to use for colour he told me it was humbro they made the paint as close to the real thing as they could, so I used orange 18 and for the hull midnight Blue 15, and it was all air brushed on if you want to have a look go to my web site www.philsrcmodels.co.uk
For the deck I mixed up a light grey with micro sand in it to get the deck finish, having spent hours on the Newhaven lifeboat getting detail and so on.

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Re: Paint Colour for Trent Lifeboat
« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2007, 09:55:04 AM »

And now I'm going to confuse the issue even more, RNLI boats exist in many different shades of blue and orange. They may all arrive from the builders painted the same colours, but they don't stay that way for very long. As anyone involved in the paint or plastics industry will know, different colours all have different degrees of light fastness, that is some will fade in sunlight much more than others. Dark blue is good, but reds, yellows and orange are about the worst, and EEC legislation on additives like cadmium haven't helped at all. I live in Poole the home of the RNLI, so I see an awful lot of lifeboats, and believe me, they are all slightly different colours, depending on how old the paint is and whether they are moored afloat. So if you want your model to represent a 'just delivered' appearance, Phil's advice may be true, but not for a boat that is even a few weeks old.
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