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swordfish fairey

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Tug superstructure colour??
« on: March 12, 2010, 08:38:03 PM »


Can anyone tell me what the best paint is for the rich brown colour seen on some older tugs upperworks? I have tried a few different paints, but never got it right. The picture shows to sort of colour I'm after.... All suggestions gratefully received, clean ones at any rate..... :D :D....Smudge
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Re: Tug superstructure colour??
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2010, 08:48:08 PM »


Hiya Smudge,

Yes, I've found brown does not have a wide choice in the Humbrol range.

I mixed my own and kept it in an airtight pot. Start with a light brown and add small amounts of black until you get the shade you want. The choice is then to your liking.

Hope this helps

Ken

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Re: Tug superstructure colour??
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2010, 09:11:59 PM »

Not sure if it is still available but Humbrol No: 133 Satin Brown is the one!

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Re: Tug superstructure colour??
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2010, 09:15:59 PM »

Hy Smudge
 I use Humbrol no 9 on my tugs, it is a gloss, but when it is all dry I give it a coat of satin spray varnish.
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Re: Tug superstructure colour??
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2010, 10:17:53 PM »

Not sure if it is still available but Humbrol No: 133 Satin Brown is the one!

Colin

It is in their current paint chart - so hopefully available
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Re: Tug superstructure colour??
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2010, 10:50:35 PM »

Hi Smudge
Hereís a photo of the Ironsider that I built, I donít think the colour is that far away from the colour you are looking for. (Humbrol no9)

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Re: Tug superstructure colour??
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2010, 09:27:55 AM »

If you havr a B&Q near you go the section where they mix paint and get some   "Bulrush" made up you can get it in Matt,Satin,or gloss this is the one that I use all the time.
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Re: Tug superstructure colour??
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2010, 04:12:29 PM »



Plasti-kote Butterscotch
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Re: Tug superstructure colour??
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2010, 08:04:10 PM »


Thanks for all the suggestions guys, I have got some Humbrol #9, thats too orangy for what I'm after..Getting Humbrol #133 in a backwoods place like Yeovil is a non starter, but I will be visiting Bristol this next week, should do better there. Dicky, your Plus-cote Butterscotch still looks a bit orange to me,  I still have to try the Bullrush from B & Q...I will keep my fingers crossed......... {:-{.....Smudge
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