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Re: Gloss but want matt !
« on: October 24, 2012, 10:58:14 PM »

Hi All
Iím nearly ready to start painting my tug, the colour I want is a matt green but I can only get it in a gloss (Humbrol 208) what are my options please?
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Re: Gloss but want matt !
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2012, 11:10:00 PM »

Humbrol 30 Dark Green
Humbrol 80 Grass Green

HUMBROL

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Re: Gloss but want matt !
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2012, 11:18:24 PM »

One possibility is to spray your model with the chosen gloss colour, and then finish with a light matt or satin varnish. If you check some of the plastic modellers websites, you will see that they often paint military models (or area of the model) with a gloss finish prior to applying decals. I believe that it helps the decals to adhere and also 'loses' transluscent edge. Then the gloss paint and decals are overcoated with a matt or satin overcoat to get the appropriate military scheme.

Another alternative is to take your Humbrol to a paint shop, so thay can match the desired shade, but mix it as a matt or satin version for you.

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Re: Gloss but want matt !
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2012, 11:31:13 PM »

Hi Bob
humbrol 30 is pretty close , looks like i could do with a new colour chart number 80 looks grey on mine..
Hi Andy
i was hoping to paint it all matt ( only because i get a better finish) and then spray with a satin varnish,
thanks
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Re: Gloss but want matt !
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2012, 09:36:36 AM »

You do realise that Humbrol 208 is a flourescent colour?
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Re: Gloss but want matt !
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2012, 10:52:56 AM »


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i was hoping to paint it all matt ( only because i get a better finish) and then spray with a satin varnish   

Yes.  Matt paint does seem to brush on and cover better and look smoother.  I never thought of Satin varnish afterwards.    :-))

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Re: Gloss but want matt !
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2012, 11:33:16 AM »

Nowadays, getting the exact colour from Humbrol has become a matter of trial and error - doing my USN minesweeper last year caused a few trips to the shop before the finished results matched whet the colour charts led me to expect.  The colour on the tin lid didn't help that much, either.  It is nice to know that in the Peoples Republic, colour blind people are sure of a job...... :((
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Re: Gloss but want matt !
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2012, 11:36:51 AM »

I have 2 tins of emerald green Humbrol that were bought at the same time but are noticably different colours.

After I have finished the kits I have started using enamels I'll be moving over to Tamiya Acrylics as the colours seem to be more consitent
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Re: Gloss but want matt !
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2012, 11:40:18 AM »

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Re: Gloss but want matt !
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2012, 02:07:23 PM »

Try looking here

http://scalemodeldb.com/paint

Blimey, that works. Have cross checked it with known colours, very helpful :-))
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Re: Gloss but want matt !
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2012, 02:47:29 PM »

Blimey, that works. Have cross checked it with known colours, very helpful :-))

Just found it and as you say it seems to work well. 
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Re: Gloss but want matt !
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2012, 02:10:54 PM »

Having visited my local Model Zone shop (they only sell Revell paints) I was given a Humbrol paint chart which is very useful, but even more useful on the back of the chart was another set of charts showing Humbrol equivalents from other manufacturers, ie European, Games Workshop, Gunze Sangyo, Xtra Colour, Lifecolor, Vallejo, Revell, RLM, Federal Standard, Tamiya, Testor  and US Federal Standard.
Mind you having checked one equivalent with Humbrol/Revell there was quite a difference from the tin lid colours between the two.
But the chart is useful and free!
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