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southampton tug colour
« on: June 15, 2010, 10:25:04 pm »

Hi, can anyone help with which colour to use on the Southampton (wyeforce) tugs superstructure? I want to paint a few bits without having to spray the whole lot if that makes sense, I tried Humbrol 74 and tried to mix my own paint but didnt really know where to start any ideas please.
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Re: southampton tug colour
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2010, 08:48:15 am »


I'll freely admit that I've never managed it.

Oh go on then! I'll explain....

Mixing the colour wasn't too much problem with a few Tamiya acrylics from the old paint box, matching the finish proved almost impossible. It's in that no man's land between flat and satin. I decided not to bother in the end, but if I did bother, I'd strip the superstructure back to it's components and spray it with the nearest suitable from the Tamiya range, or the indeed the Halford's range, with a matt coat on top.

-Rob
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Re: southampton tug colour
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2010, 09:26:09 pm »

Thanks Rob, I only wanted to paint a couple of life belt holders I made for the front and paint the blue line seperating the wheelhouse from the rest of the superstructure, maybe I'll just leave it as it is for now.

Les
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