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  1. Spitfire addict

    Color help

    Hello friends havent posted in quite a while but need some advice. Now that Testors has for the most part eliminated their MM line of enamels I find myself in the land of acrylics, where my problem has been the fast drying time for an old man who paints slow and deliberate. Anyway, my question is what Tamiya color is closest to MM dark glossy blue, or 15042 if I remember the FS number correctly. I want to do a nice dark glossy sea blue on a circa 1945 Hellcat. If I have to start using acrylics then a basic spray job is in order. Are acrylics ever glossy, or is a gloss coat necessary? I know that the vast majority of you guys have been using acrylics for years but this old dog needs to learn a few new tricks out of pure necessity. Well, any help would be much appreciated. Cheers SA
  2. I know that buying empty containers for paint etc can be rather absurdly expensive, but if you know anyone who uses an e-cigarette ask them if you can have their empty e-liquid bottles. Many of them are basically the same dropper style that Vallejo uses, making them great for paints that you airbrush with, they just need to be cleaned out well. The fancier ones are a little bottle with an eye dropper built into them, which I find are less useful but I use one of them for enamel thinner. I'm personally a vape... ist? And I have found many different uses for these things, so if you know anyone who does it could provide you with a gold mine of useful containers.
  3. Hi guys. I have been asked by a friend to make a model of his Mini Cooper. As a base I will be using the Revell kit as it has the correct wheels, I would not know how to scratch those. I know that the interior will need a bit of work and his car has a sun roof, but I think I can manage that. However, my first hurdle is the colour. The vin plate shows the colour as 862/5 Indy Blue. Looking in my local car shop, and also online at Halfords, i can find no colour match in a spray. Generally I use acrylic paints. Has anyone got an idea for the best colour match? much appreciated.
  4. 224 Peter

    Tamiya Polycarbonate Paints

    I've been given a load of Tamiya paints, obviously quite old as a few show Richard Kohnstam Ltd as the supplier... Some of them are coded PC "for polycarbonate". Tamiya's website says that these paints should never be used on plastic, that they are designed only for use on the inside of polycarbonate body shells. Does anyone know for sure if this is really the case and what happens if sprayed on normal plastic? Is there some sort of reaction. If they are useless on polystyrene then I'll move them on to whoever wants them.
  5. lasermonkey

    Gloy Paints range

    As previously hinted at in the Compucolor/DBI thread, here's my list of the Gloy standard and authentic ranges. I'm not sure if they're complete. I suspect that the railway range isn't, judging by the gaps in the numbers, but I think that the standard and aircraft ranges are. If that's the case, I'm surprised that there weren't any post-war colours. Maybe you know something I don't! My first Gloy Authentics were bought from Ren Models in Cambridge. This would have been in the early eighties, from their Mill Road shop. I think they may have been in Burleigh Street before that, but I would have been quite young (i.e. pre-teen) and maybe only went there once or twice. Anyway, I remember that they had a large, white, wire mesh basket near the entrance that was full of heavily-discounted Gloy paints and I bought as many as I could afford. I suspect that this was the stock being offloaded once the paints had been discontinued. I'm not sure why they stopped making them, but it seems that they were made for Gloy by Henkel, so maybe it was something to do with the latter. Over they following years I managed to acquire quite a few more, to the point where I have over 400 of them! I got lucky a few years ago when somebody nearby was selling a whole load of paints, mostly Gloy, and I got 298 tins and bottles for £16! Some colours have remained elusive, whilst others I have multiples of. If anyone else has some missing colours maybe we could do swapsies? Just a thought.... I thought it quite interesting that Compucolor used at least some of the Gloy standard range colours. I wonder if there was some kind of connection between the two. This is the sort of thing that keeps me awake at night! This is what I have so far. Again, if anyone can fill in the blanks, it would be much appreciated. I think it would be useful to have a reference for those who are interested in these long-gone paints. Standard range ST/G/1 Ivory ST/G/2 Pale Grey ST/G/3 Grey ST/G/4 Dark Grey ST/G/5 Bright Poppy Red ST/G/6 Scarlet ST/G/7 Crimson ST/G/8 Maroon ST/G/9 Orange ST/G/10 Yellow ST/G/11 Mustard ST/G/12 Biscuit ST/G/13 Stone ST/G/14 Buff ST/G/15 Purple ST/G/16 Cerise ST/G/17 Lime Green ST/G/18 Foliage Green ST/G/19 Dark Green ST/G/20 Tan ST/G/21 Service Brown ST/G/22 Light Blue ST/G/23 Mid Blue ST/G/24 French Blue ST/G/25 Dark Blue ST/G/26 Silver ST/G/27 Gun Metal ST/G/28 Gold ST/G/29 Brass ST/G/30 Copper ST/G/31 Bronze ST/G/32 Metallic Green ST/G/33 Metallic Red ST/G/34 Metallic Blue ST/G/35 Gloss Polyurethane ST/G/36 Matt Polyurethane ST/G/37 Gloss Black ST/G/38 Gloss White ST/M/39 Matt Black ST/M/40 Matt White ST/M/41 Light Grey ST/M/42 Slate ST/M/43 Field Grey ST/M/44 Dark Grey ST/M/45 Olive Drab ST/M/46 Scarlet ST/M/47 Apricot ST/M/48 Sand ST/M/49 Brick Red ST/M/50 Khaki ST/M/51 Ochre ST/M/52 Dark Green ST/M/53 Blue Green ST/M/54 Grass Green ST/M/55 Blue Grey ST/M/56 Cerulean Blue ST/M/57 Dark Blue Grey ST/M/58 Cobalt Blue ST/M/59 Midnight Blue ST/M/60 Ultramarine ST/M/61 Aluminium ST/M/62 Dark Earth ST/M/63 Matt Yellow Military Aircraft range A301 RAF Dark Green A302 RAF Dark Earth A303 RAF Sky A304 RAF Medium Sea Grey A305 RAF Dark Slate Grey A306 RAF Extra Dark Sea Grey A307 RAF Sky Grey A308 RAF Yellow A309 Photographic PRU Blue A310 Ocean Grey A311 RAF Azure Blue A312 RAF Middle Stone A313 RAF Ident Red (dull) A314 RAF Ident Blue (dull) A315 RAF Ident Red (bright) A316 RAF Ident Blue (bright) A317 RAF Grey Green (internal) A318 RAF NIVO A319 USAF Dark Olive Drab No. 41 A320 USAF Olive Drab ANA613 A321 USAF Medium Green ANA612 A322 USAF Neutral Gray No. 43 A323 USAF Light Gray A324 USAF Chromate Yellow (internal) A325 USN Light Gray (pre-war) ANA620 A326 USN Blue Gray ANA603 A327 USN Intermediate Blue ANA608 A328 USN Non Specular Sea Blue ANA607 A329 USN Semi Gloss Sea Blue ANA606 A330 USN Glossy Sea Blue ANA623 A331 USN Light Gull Gray ANA620 A332 USN Dark Gull Gray ANA621 A333 USAF Sand ANA616 A334 USAF Desert Drab ANA628 A335 USAF Azure Blue ANA609 A336 USAF Interior Green ANA611 A337 USAF Insignia Yellow ANA614 A338 USAF Insignia Red ANA619 A339 USAF Insignia Blue ANA605 A340 Luftwaffe RLM 70 Schwartzgrun A341 Luftwaffe RLM 71 Dunkelgrun A342 Luftwaffe RLM 65 Hellblau A343 Luftwaffe RLM 02 Grau A344 Luftwaffe RLM 72 Grun A345 Luftwaffe RLM 73 Grun A346 Luftwaffe RLM 74 Dunkelgrau A347 Luftwaffe RLM 75 Mittelgrau A348 Luftwaffe RLM 76 Hellgrau A349 Luftwaffe RLM 79a Sandbraun A350 Luftwaffe RLM 79 Sandgelb A351 Luftwaffe RLM 78 Himmelblau A352 Luftwaffe RLM 80 Olivgrun A353 Luftwaffe RLM 28 Weinrot A354 Luftwaffe RLM 04 Gelb A355 Luftwaffe RLM 62 Grun A356 Luftwaffe RLM 61 Dunkelbraun A357 Luftwaffe RLM 63 Hellgrau A358 Luftwaffe RLM 23 Rot A359 Luftwaffe RLM 25 Hellgrun A360 Luftwaffe RLM 24 Dunkelblau A361 Airframe White A362 Airframe Black A363 Duralumin Railway range R201 L.M.S. Crimson Lake R203 G.W.R. Coach Stock Windsor Brown R212 L.M.S. Loco Black R214 L.N.E.R. Doncaster Loco Green R215 L.N.E.R. Coach Teak R216 L.N.E.R. Freight Stock Grey R217 L.N.E.R. Loco Garter Blue R220 S.R. Light Olive Green R222 S.R. Freight Stock Brown R223 S.R. Freight Stock Stone R225 L.N.W.R Chocolate Lake R226 L.N.W.R. Coach White R227 C.R. Deep Lake R229 L.N.W.R. Loco Black R239 Buffer Beam Vermilion R246 White R248 Lining Yellow R257 Sleeper Brown R262 Pullman Cream R263 Pullman Umber R264 Grey Etch Primer Cheers, Mark.
  6. Hi. I am brush painting humbrol satin paints and despite mixing them endlessly they always seem very grainy needing lots of coats. Is this normal or am I doing something wrong?
  7. Corsairfoxfouruncle

    German aircraft paint primer ?

    Hello a quick question anyone know if the Luftwaffe had their aircraft painted with a primer before the camouflage colors ? More Specifically Junkers aicraft ? Dennis
  8. LiamCollins

    Blue Angels paint

    Hello I dont know if this is the right place but, For the Kinetic Model Kits 1/48 F/A-18A/B/C/D Blue Angels 2017 Hornet, Where can I get FS 15050 Blue Angels Blue and FS 13655 Blue Angels yellow paint? And if not what is the most equal paint to those colours that deliver to Guernsey? Thanks Liam
  9. PANTHER-G Colors For Interior & Exterior AMMO of Mig Jiménez AMMO continue issuing new paint sets at a rate of knots, and are garnering some fans with the quality of the paint. Here AMMO have teamed up with Rye Field Models to produce a paint set for their new Panther-G which brings you all the colours you need for the Interior and exterior of the kit, including the metallics for the ammo, and washable white camo if you wish to use it. Of course these can be used on any Panther kit, and other WWII German vehicles. All paints come in the standard Ammo bottle, the yellow cap signifying there is a paint mixing ball in the bottle. The colours in the box are as follows: A.MIG-002 OLIVGRÜN OPT.2 RAL 6003, A.MIG-003 RESEDAGRÜN RAL 6011, A.MIG-011 DUNKELGELB AUS´44 DGI- RAL 7028, A.MIG-012 DUNKELGELB AUS´44 DG III-RAL 7028, A.MIG-014 ROTBRAUN RAL 8012, A.MIG-015 SCHOKOBRAUN RAL 8017, A.MIG-017 CREMEWEISS RAL 9001, A.MIG-197 BRASS A.MIG-024 WASHABLE WHITE CAMO, A.MIG-062 BLUE GREY, A.MIG-218 RLM 66 SCHWARTZGRAU, A.MIG-910 GREY HIGH LIGHT This set should be a welcome addition for the Panther AFV modeller, and an addition to anyone's range of colours. Highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  10. Modern U.S. ARMY (1950/2016) Acrylic paint set. AMMO of Mig Jiménez AMMO continue issuing new paint sets at a rate of knots, and are garnering some fans with the quality of the paint. The set arrives in the standard long cardboard box with a header to facilitate hanging on one of those merry-go-round display stands in shops. Inside is a clear tray that holds six dropper style paint pots neatly in the box, avoiding all the paints spilling out at once in a Donkey-Kong style. The bottles contain 17ml of paint, plus a stainless steel ball bearing for easy mixing of the paint by shaking. The yellow caps are indicative of the new BB equipped sets, which seem to be the norm these days from AMMO. The colours in the box are as follows: A.MIG-046 Matt Black, A.MIG-085 NATO Brown, A.MIG-025 FS33446 (modern desert colour), A.MIG-081 US Olive Drab, A.MIG-082 Interior Light Green, A.MIG-084 NATO Green. These sets should be a welcome addition for the Modern AFV modeller, and an addition to anyone's range of colours. Highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  11. Hey all. Bit of a dilemma. A while back I got the JGSDF LAV kit from Tamiya, which prompts you to paint the windows in clear blue. For some reason the Tamiya clear blue, when sprayed, would come out opaque on the clear parts, so after rubbing it off immediately I brush painted it, but I've never been happy with how blue it is, looking less like a tinting. It's been some time since I painted them (still haven't fully assembled the kit), but I'm wondering if there's anything I could do to remove the paint without sacrificing the clarity of the part, and if anyone knows why the clear blue went on opaque when sprayed (but not when brushed). I have access to Tamiya acrylic thinner and Ultimate Airbrush Thinner, if they could be used for removal. Thanks in advance. Gaz
  12. Hewy

    Bluebird k7, 1967

    Hi, I'm looking for ral 5009 azure blue, do you have it in your range, i only know of lifecolour's alternative, thanks
  13. British Engineering Standard Association (B.E.S.A.) 2D. 103, March 1922 “Air Ministry Nitro Dope Coverings and Identification Colours” In principle all the major paint formulations (PC 10 etc.) should be in there as well as the pigmentation. If possible do you have a copy of this standard or do you know where I could get a copy for research purposes? A scan would be great - send to mechinf(at)netactive.co.za
  14. 224 Peter

    RAF Dark Green 1942

    What is the true colour of Dark Green as applied to UK manufactured aircraft during WWII? For many years I've used Humbrol 30 and it is very close to US FS 595A Ref 34096. I got a copy of the Federal Standard paint chips back in the 1970s and it is kept in the dark. RAF Dark Green is a bluish green with no hint of brown. Recent tins of 30 are, when dry, almost exactly the same as 30 painted on to models back in the 1970s. Exploring airbrushing and acrylics purchased a number of Vallejo paints, covering WWII RAF colours. I was given a basic set of LifeColour paints. This week I tried both Life Colour 538 and Vallejo 71.016. Both claim to be RAF Dark Green, but once painted and dry are VERY different. The Vallejo seems to be more like 34096, a dark olive green colour with no blue hue at all and the Lifecolour is worse, a light earthy colour, more like 34027. What is the general experience of the colour accuracy of acrylic paints form the various makers? At the moment, based on one trial I'm very suspicious of all these acrylic paints..based on these two the temptation is to bin the lot!
  15. Hey, so I have this problem with Revell colors. I've bought Revell enamel matt 37 for the surface to look, well, matt. But that isn't the case as you can see in the pictures. The red color appears glossy. Now, I've put a matt 69 besides it for comparison, so you can clearly see the difference. I don't know what is going on. Could this be a mistake by Revell or did I do something wrong? Model looks kinda ruined for me now, because everything should have matt finish (it's a Boba Fett Slave I by Revell by the way). Is there any way to safe it? I have some varnish... Also, the paint has been drying for more than 24h, that is important for you to know. So, what to do?
  16. GazB

    AK Interactive Paints

    What's the general consensus on AK Interactive paints? Not the Real Color line but the dropper bottle ones. Do they behave exactly the same as the Mig Ammo, or are they slightly different? Reason I ask is I'm eyeing their woodland camouflage figure set, but don't want to spend that amount if they're going to be a bit dodgy. I've heard stories about the paints being lumpy or clogging, but this was from a few years ago. I once picked up a few Vallejo paints and they were horrendous. With the Mig Ammo paints I tend to put a few drops of Ultimate Thinners in the cup to improve the flow, and I would reason the same goes for AKI. I watched an official AK video showing their paints in action, but while they worked flawlessly, you do wondered how true it is given that its the company channel. Any clarity on the matter would be appreciated Cheers, Gaz
  17. Mark4700

    Paint storage rack

    I’ve built this over the last couple of days. It has storage for 150 Vallejo paints as well as some other odds and ends. The shelves are angled back so help the paints remain in place. I’m thinking of making a few of them to sell, so have a look and give me your feedback. And this is what it looks like with my paints in place. Manynthanks for looking. Mark
  18. Olli

    Help me prevent a murder...

    I have a small problem which the other half might kill me for. I was working on a model and knocked pretty much all of a pot of humbrol black enamel paint on the cream living room carpet, resulting in a 3 inch stain... I got the most if it up with WD40 and some stain remover but she's still going to notice. Anyone got any good tricks?? Pretty please!
  19. Ben

    Hataka Red Line Paints - Avoid

    I've just received my first set of Hataka red line paints. These paints are advertised as "optimised for airbrush" and the side of the bottle says "airbrush tested" The paints I received were a million miles away from being airbrush ready, they were thin-ish brush paints. After a short conversation with the UK stockist and with Hataka's facebook page, they have confirmed that none of their paints are airbrush-ready, they all need to be diluted. As far as I'm concerned this is, at best, misleading and at worst blatant and deliberate mis-selling. I'm very disappointed and I would advise Members to avoid the product.
  20. Ingo Degenhardt

    Jet Provost Colours

    Hi, I am about to start painting on my Airfix Jet Provost - scheme is White, Red, LAG. Airfix suggests H174 for the Red, indicating it to be BS537 in the instructions. I also have here Xtracolor X014 Red Arrows Red, also labeled BS537. Comparing the two, Xtracolor looks a little lighter and a bit more one the 'orange' side than H174. I am not sure which paint to use. Does anyone know which one is the better match? TIA Ingo
  21. little-cars

    Mig Ammo restock.....

    Hi, We've just received a restock from Mig.Ammo. There are a number of new products in with the general restocks. 20 new oil brusher colours, plus seven oilbrusher sets. Mig.ammo oilbrushers  - Sets & individual colours. Will hopefully have the 2 new RAF, muds and waters on the site tomorrow. Paul
  22. HunterClash

    Paint problems

    Hello, I am new here. So I was assembling the revell 777-300er(zvezda repackaging), and I got the KLM decals from draw decals. My problem is, how do I paint the blue top of the plane, when I don't have spray paint, only paint brush, and I'd love if you guys helped me out. Thanks in adance!
  23. RidgeRunner

    Humbrol tins

    Hi all! Does everyone struggle like me to keep these tins sealed and the paint lasting until the very end without drying up? I am thinking about decanting in to "Wilkin" small jam jars. Has anyone out there tried this? If so, what is your experience? Thanks, Martin
  24. William Marshall

    BSC 1930's colours

    There were 57 colours in BS 381 published in 1930 and exactly the same in BS 381C in October 1931. I am now trying to pin down exactly when the next eight colours (listed below) were added. Do you by any chance have any information about the dates of the amendments for each of these? I think they were all added before 1939 except 68 Traffic Yellow but the clues about that colour are not clear. 33 RAF Blue Grey 67 Traffic Green 68 Traffic Yellow 69 Traffic Blue 70 Traffic Red 71 Middle Graphite 72 Dark Graphite 73 Gulf Red Thank you in anticipation. William Marshall mechinf(at)netactive.co.za
  25. little-cars

    Molotow Liquid Chrome Pens

    Recently taken delivery of these pens. Due to production problems, we only have the 2mm pen available at the moment, others (1mm, 4mm, refills) will be stocked as they become available. Molotow 2mm liquid Chrome Pen Introductory price, until June is £5.50 each Thanks, Paul
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