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Martin13

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What Colour Shade of Paint !!
« on: July 04, 2008, 11:48:26 PM »

Hi All,

I'm currently building HMS Brave Borderer hopefully to scale. On photo's of some excellent models and the original boat, the bottom of the hull appears to be black with upper hull and superstructure grey. Also I have noticed that on some models the deck has been painted green.

I will be using Acrylic paint and I wish to airbrush my model. What I would like to know is "what shade of colour to use" and is the finish in Matt or Satin as there are many within the range.

Now seeing that I live in Oz, I cannot go to Halfords or similar places. Should anybody have an idea of what shade to use, for example Humbrol Number ### will do for deck etc.

I have a local Automotive paint supplier that suggested, if I can supply a sample - they will match it for me as this will be the easiest way to get the paint I require.

Thanks

Martin doon under
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Re: What Colour Shade of Paint !!
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2008, 08:26:14 AM »

Martin PM cdsc123 bet he can give you the answer as he is our resident expert on MTBs etc. O0
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Martin13

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Re: What Colour Shade of Paint !!
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2008, 01:46:36 PM »

Martin PM cdsc123 bet he can give you the answer as he is our resident expert on MTBs etc. O0

Thanks Dicky - will do as advised O0

Martin
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Re: What Colour Shade of Paint !!
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2008, 07:57:04 PM »

Hi Martin
Some colour snaps for you, I hope they answer your questions.
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