Helmet painting: Humbrol 147, offwhite? Mine is grey...

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    Helmet painting: Humbrol 147, offwhite? Mine is grey...

    My Humbrol helmet paint list (lost the source, sorry) says "off white base coat 147". I went to buy humbrol 147 today, and it's grey! Am I supposed to mix it with something, is the list wrong or am I totally blind (because I can't see that the colour could match from the pics I have)?

    Help would be most appreciated! I'm meeting Jeremy in a month, and need to be perfect!

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    formerly old_jedi_mind_trick Bobby Fett UK's Avatar
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    Re: Helmet painting: Humbrol 147, offwhite? Mine is grey...

    Is this an ESB lid? Maybe try asking Terminal Fettler or HeadlessHunter I am sure they both use Humbrol, and the list was probably made by one of them.

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    Re: Helmet painting: Humbrol 147, offwhite? Mine is grey...

    Might try the Helmet section theres a thread on paint http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showt...ing-Techniques thats for the ESB helmet which are you doing?

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    Re: Helmet painting: Humbrol 147, offwhite? Mine is grey...

    Oups, sorry, I'm doing the ESB helmet.

    And, I think it's Therminal Fettlers list, but I'm not 100% sure.

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    Re: Helmet painting: Humbrol 147, offwhite? Mine is grey...

    well that link has a pretty good list of paints and humbrol isnt on it is it the concrete areas?

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    Re: Helmet painting: Humbrol 147, offwhite? Mine is grey...

    According to TF's ESB paintup, 147 is light grey and is used as the base coat before the silver.

    You can see his paintup and full humbrol list here ;

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showt...-ESB-paint-job

    This is the same list I will be using very soon too.

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    Re: Helmet painting: Humbrol 147, offwhite? Mine is grey...

    Thanks for that link, Mark!

    The colour of that helmet looks off-white, but if that's the light grey I will try it like it is. Mine looks way more grey, but maybe it's better when it's dry. I'll keep you posted!

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    Re: Helmet painting: Humbrol 147, offwhite? Mine is grey...

    Thing with Humbrol is the colour can change from tin to tin... all depends on the batch.

    They generally do dry a bit lighter, but only a touch.

    Good luck with your paint-up.

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    Re: Helmet painting: Humbrol 147, offwhite? Mine is grey...

    its correct, Humbrol 147 is a light grey bro!

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    Re: Helmet painting: Humbrol 147, offwhite? Mine is grey...

    I have done the paiting now, and it turns out off-white.

    Thanks a lot!

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