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sinjon

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The colour of wire?
« on: September 13, 2007, 08:27:32 AM »

I have a number of reels/winches to paint.
What is a realistic colour to paint the wire/cable ?

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Re: The colour of wire?
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2007, 08:32:22 AM »

I'd use Humbrol "Gunmetal" if you can get it, or something similar which gives a metallic mid to dark grey colour.
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Re: The colour of wire?
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2007, 08:34:56 AM »

Thanks Colin,
I'll dash up to my model shop and see if they have any.

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Re: The colour of wire?
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2007, 11:10:57 PM »

I have a number of reels/winches to paint.
What is a realistic colour to paint the wire/cable ?

Colin
Another idea is to twist a few lengths of 5amp fuse wire into a "rope" and use it as a false covering..then let it rust naturally and it will really look lifelike.
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Re: The colour of wire?
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2007, 08:34:42 AM »

Picture hanging wire is very effective and looks like a proper cable.

Paint it with gunmetal and then a dark wash and pull it through a rag and it looks perfect.
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Re: The colour of wire?
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2007, 06:45:11 PM »

as a lot of winches use STAINLESS or GALVANISED wire, usually galvanised its cheaper, then gunmetal painted picture hanging wire will do the job. 
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