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RobertF

Thunderbird 2 - which paint?

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Hello all,

 

I am planning to build the IMAI /350 Thunderbird 2 but I can't decide on what shade of green to use for the big lady. Trying to avoid the "correct colour" minefield, any suggestions as to the most suitable paint would be most welcome. I try to steer clear of mixing recipes for several reasons.

 

Thanks for your help!

 

Robert

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I don't think there is an exact match for this kit, but I could be mistaken.

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I have the Aoshima 'Super big' kit and intend to use Tamiya F5 Flat Green...I've got three bottles...should be enough!?

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On 29/11/2019 at 23:51, RobertF said:

Hello all,

 

I am planning to build the IMAI /350 Thunderbird 2 but I can't decide on what shade of green to use for the big lady. Trying to avoid the "correct colour" minefield, any suggestions as to the most suitable paint would be most welcome. I try to steer clear of mixing recipes for several reasons.

 

Thanks for your help!

 

Robert

 

Join the Gerry Anderson Model Kits and Scratchbuild  Facebook page. There are loads of experts on there and it is a frequently discussed topic.

 

Tommo.

 

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Sounds like a great tip Tommo, will do. Tamiya F5 also seems good Mark, especially for an egg version of TB2 that is still laying around here.

 

BTW I can't help thinking they probably used car paint for the original, seeing that they did so for TB 3 and probably also TB4

 

Robert

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Se, that's what I mean. That paint should be reproducable at a car painter's

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On 12/2/2019 at 1:16 PM, Neil Lambess said:

Original paint was apparently Ford apple jack green 1960s car paint .

Try as I did, I could find no reference to that on google t'other night. Any refs for it?

Steve.

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Humbrol 80 is a good match, I've also heard of the Ford Apple Jack colour.  Question is whether this was on the original Thunderbird 2 builds or a later rebuild, have heard that Apple Jack was not used on all the studio models.  Derek Meddings chose all the colours, Thunderbird 2 was originally Blue before he saw the light ;) 

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19 hours ago, mekon said:

Humbrol 80 is a good match, I've also heard of the Ford Apple Jack colour.  Question is whether this was on the original Thunderbird 2 builds or a later rebuild, have heard that Apple Jack was not used on all the studio models.  Derek Meddings chose all the colours, Thunderbird 2 was originally Blue before he saw the light ;) 

Yes .it's also important to assess the effect of the weathering on the base colour as TB2 got knocked around quite a bit and Meddings teams distinctive weathering style darkened the base colour a lot . For example TB 3 although having a base coat of Pueguot Saville orange car spray also has a lot of red panels close to the base shade but distinctly different that give it its very distinctive red/orange shade as the human eye blends both shades together

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