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Lifeboat colour
« on: November 10, 2009, 09:27:51 PM »

I have found a different shade of orange for my Tyne superstructure, i have always used either humbrol 18 or  Volkswagon orange. On the aft cabin i have applied a coat of VW orange and on the main cabin i have used Rover Blaze, both available in Halfords, i think that the Rover Blaze is far more towards the original Tyne colour as i have two more coats to apply and then the lacquer....

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Re: Lifeboat colour
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2009, 04:25:50 PM »

I've used Humbrol 18 on one lifeboat and carplan red-40 on the other, it's actually an orange. 
The difficuly with using the car sprays comes when you just want to do a very small piece or some touching up.
 Spraying a bit in the can lid then using s brush just doesn,t seem to work as well as using the hubrol paints from the tin

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Re: Lifeboat colour
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2009, 07:12:38 PM »

I have got to go back on my original post, by the time the Rover Blaze had dried thoroughly it was way to dark, i have sprayed 5 coats of VW orange and it s come out well....

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Re: Lifeboat colour
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2009, 02:15:15 PM »

And the moral of the story is.....! %% :-))
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Re: Lifeboat colour
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2009, 02:16:08 PM »

Stick to what you know!  ;D
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Re: Lifeboat colour
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2009, 07:47:35 AM »

Stuck to VW Orange in the end, seems to look ok  :-))

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Re: Lifeboat colour
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2009, 09:06:59 AM »

Russell   nice looking Tyne. I have also built one and thought a small tip I found by my error was a mention, to use white primer
as grey alters  the VW Orange when it dries .

most may already know but thought it was worth a mention.

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Re: Lifeboat colour
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2009, 05:15:50 PM »

Looking good Russ, you on holiday this week??  ;) Good tip that about primer, never thought about that. :-))
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Re: Lifeboat colour
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2009, 07:27:29 PM »

For anyone interested, below are the standard BS RNLI lifeboat colours as provided by RNLI.

British Standard Colour Codes



Lifeboats Blue      BS 381c Oxford Blue 105

Lifeboats Yellow   BS 381c Bold Yellow 363

Lifeboats Red      BS 381c Currant Red 539

Lifeboats Orange   BS 381c Orange 557

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Re: Lifeboat colour
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2009, 07:52:47 PM »

Looking good Russ, you on holiday this week??  ;) Good tip that about primer, never thought about that. :-))

No, just dont come out of the workshop until after midnight!!  :-))

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Re: Lifeboat colour
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2009, 08:26:50 PM »

Russell   nice looking Tyne. I have also built one and thought a small tip I found by my error was a mention, to use white primer
as grey alters  the VW Orange when it dries .

most may already know but thought it was worth a mention.

Mick

Also you can under coat with cortina red. It gives a more vibrant colour to the VW orange. Obviously primed with white first.
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Re: Lifeboat colour
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2009, 12:21:57 AM »

Looking very good Russ.  :-))

Pardon my ignorance, is this a scratch build or from a kit?

Is it your goodself who also has a Speedline Tamar on the go?
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Re: Lifeboat colour
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2009, 07:39:16 AM »

Thanks,

Models by design mouldings, window frames were from Macs Mouldings for this one to keep the cost down,will run on 2x24volt motors, i am carrying on with this one whilst waiting for running gear from Speedline for the Tamar which is turning out to be a loooong time!!

Windows cut out and the frames are made up....

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Re: Lifeboat colour
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2009, 10:01:20 AM »

Going to need a bigger shed! :-))
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Re: Lifeboat colour
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2009, 10:25:20 AM »

Ha ha nice one Dave  :-))
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Re: Lifeboat colour/Tyne lifeboat build
« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2009, 09:17:08 PM »

Just a couple of shots to show progress, safety wires now in place and made a start on the lighting/wiring/electronics......

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Re: Lifeboat colour
« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2010, 09:01:11 PM »

Hello
I'm looking myself for the orange to go on my Arun. I was in the paint shop at Aston Martin today and they didn't have the tinter's to make up BS 557 paint. Now I'm thinking that maybe using Halfords rattle cans may be the best way forwards But Which is the right colour, and is it just called VW orange or is there a bit more to it's name???
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Re: Lifeboat colour
« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2010, 09:18:00 PM »

Hello, the correct orange colour for the Arun was "Samoan Sun" which was an enamel paint. I do think that they may have changed the colour by now.  Nemesis
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Re: Lifeboat colour
« Reply #18 on: October 25, 2010, 11:37:20 PM »

white ;- vauxhall glacier white , below waterline on slipway launched vessels , OR  red oxide primer & clear laquer or varnish ( primer is pourus !) blue ;- oxford blue , orange ;- volkswagon brilliant orange , decks ;- rover tempest grey . thiese are the colours that i used to use while painting the model lifeboats that were biult & operated around the bristol area a few years ago , the correct codes were obtained from the  R N L I  in poole and matched for me by one of our local paint factors , i often bought my paint in litre tins , if your haveing difficulty getting the colours from the local car accsessory shops most paint factors can supply paint in aerosol tins ready to use to your required shade ! jon
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Re: Lifeboat colour
« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2010, 09:12:50 PM »

After a look on the web i have found a place that will make up BS557 orange and put it in a aerosol can. Its going to cost 20.00 for two cans plus P&P. I take it they will also do the other paints as well.
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Re: Lifeboat colour
« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2010, 10:01:28 PM »

bill d203 , before you go and mail order your paint have you tried your LOCAL paint factor ? most good suppliers can put your mixed colour into an aerosol can for you , its easier if you have a problem with the paint ( ie shade difference ) as you can go to see them , it also means that if you want some more later its local , so you can collect it when you need it ! jon
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