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budgie

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Antifouling on 1:16th Severn class
« on: April 07, 2009, 06:12:24 PM »

Hi everyone,

can someone advise me what colour of Humbrol enamel will best suit as the antifouling for a severn class lifeboat. After reading all the posts on painting ive decieded to use Humbrol enamels for the whole kit to try and avoid any conflicts with differing manufactures. I ordered some 132 red satin but it looks a little too orange? anyone used this or have i ordered the wrong one?
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Re: Antifouling on 1:16th Severn class
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2009, 06:25:30 PM »

Airfix reckon it is Humbrol 19  Bright Red  :-))

I used Halfords Volkswagon Mars Red.
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budgie

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Re: Antifouling on 1:16th Severn class
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2009, 07:34:55 PM »

Thanks DickyD, i'll get some Humbrol bright red ordered tonight then! :-))
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Stavros

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Re: Antifouling on 1:16th Severn class
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2009, 07:35:24 PM »

right then the correct shade of paint is the Halfords RED plastic primer which in your case would not be a problem PROVIDED you apply the red FIRST and NOT on top on any of the humbroll paint



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Re: Antifouling on 1:16th Severn class
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2009, 07:37:02 PM »

the only trouble with the bright red if I am not mistaken is that it is gloss and not a matt,or am I missing the point


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budgie

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Re: Antifouling on 1:16th Severn class
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2009, 07:48:32 PM »

Thanks Stavros,
i just checked that on the humbrol website and as you say it is gloss!
I'll see if i can get a hold of some Halford's then!
So just to clarify:
Halfords red plastic primer below the water line - humbrol #1 primer then humbrol #104 oxford blue above.


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Stavros

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Re: Antifouling on 1:16th Severn class
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2009, 07:57:03 PM »

Yes BUt why on earth are yuo using humbrol enamels use ahlfords acrylics all the way.Halfords will mix oxford Blue for you



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Re: Antifouling on 1:16th Severn class
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2009, 07:57:41 PM »

The problem is the real stuff goes decidedly pink after a little while... :D


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budgie

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Re: Antifouling on 1:16th Severn class
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2009, 08:26:47 PM »

The problem i have Stavros is that the nearest halfords to me is 1hour on a ferry plus 2 1/2 hours driving!
I'll give them a call tommorrow and see if they can do batch for me and post them up.
Thanks for your assisstance, its good to get help from the experts! :-))
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budgie

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Re: Antifouling on 1:16th Severn class
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2010, 09:13:38 AM »

Hi everyone,

here is a pic of my progress, should have posted a while ago but been busy!!


Do i need to put some varnish on the hull before i launch her to protect the paint?

thanks :-))
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Re: Antifouling on 1:16th Severn class
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2010, 12:41:15 PM »

Hi everyone,

here is a pic of my progress, should have posted a while ago but been busy!!


Do i need to put some varnish on the hull before i launch her to protect the paint?

thanks :-))

Looking good. :-)) O0 Almost inspired me to start my Trent again. O0

Some swear by varnish, some don't. If the paint has been applied thin enough and given more than enough time to cure and been rubbed down between every coat. Then I say it does not matter.
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Re: Antifouling on 1:16th Severn class
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2010, 09:03:53 PM »


Very nice paint job there, Budgie.   :-))

I have never varnished any of my boats. Mind you, I don't sail them much, but I figured it would be difficult to touch up the paint work once varnish has been applied.

Can you put up a picture of the rear steps, viewed along the deck please.  (I'm scratch making this model and need to know the number of treads and shapes etc)

Cheers

Ken





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CJ1

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Re: Antifouling on 1:16th Severn class
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2010, 05:08:29 PM »

Dear All,

With regards to any antifouling; on a real boat, antifouling is a thick, matt and very coarse paint which is difficult to apply smoothly. It's usually applied with a roller, and brush at the edges. It is designed to stop the growth of weed on the bottom of the hull. It will appear slightly glossy on a boat in the water just because it is wet. In contact with air, i.e. around the waterline, it becomes pale, chalky and more matt in appearance. It also loses it's colour throughout the season and can be quite pale and patchy when it is due to be replaced. (It tends to only last one year.)

Chris
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Re: Antifouling on 1:16th Severn class
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2010, 07:31:46 PM »

life boat painting , ive in the past painted many model lifeboats in and around the bristol area  the correct colours are as follows : - volkswagon bright orange  , vauxhall dark blue  and vauxhall glacier white , if its moored afloat use use red oxide primer instead of the white , but as primer is a pourus product i would advise to spray a clear laquer over the top !  the exact  ral colour inentification numbers can be obtained from the R N L I  @ poole if you request them !
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