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    Feb 24, 2010, 3:49 PM - Helmet painting: Humbrol 147, offwhite? Mine is grey... #1

    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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    Feb 24, 2010, 4:20 PM - Re: Helmet painting: Humbrol 147, offwhite? Mine is grey... #2

    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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    Feb 24, 2010, 4:23 PM - Re: Helmet painting: Humbrol 147, offwhite? Mine is grey... #3

    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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    Feb 24, 2010, 4:31 PM - Re: Helmet painting: Humbrol 147, offwhite? Mine is grey... #4

    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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    Feb 24, 2010, 4:44 PM - Re: Helmet painting: Humbrol 147, offwhite? Mine is grey... #5

    well that link has a pretty good list of paints and humbrol isnt on it is it the concrete areas?
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    Feb 24, 2010, 5:44 PM - Re: Helmet painting: Humbrol 147, offwhite? Mine is grey... #6

    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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    Feb 25, 2010, 3:34 AM - Re: Helmet painting: Humbrol 147, offwhite? Mine is grey... #7

    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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    Feb 25, 2010, 12:43 PM - Re: Helmet painting: Humbrol 147, offwhite? Mine is grey... #8

    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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    Feb 25, 2010, 1:21 PM - Re: Helmet painting: Humbrol 147, offwhite? Mine is grey... #9

    its correct, Humbrol 147 is a light grey bro!
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    Mar 15, 2010, 6:15 AM - Re: Helmet painting: Humbrol 147, offwhite? Mine is grey... #10

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

    Thanks a lot!

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