HELP WITH UK PAINT COLOURS

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    HELP WITH UK PAINT COLOURS

    Hi there

    Im about to start painting an ESB helmet and have been scouring these forums for hints/tip/advice and feel that with the wealth of info here, its time to have a go myself.

    Are there any UK guys here that have painted using spray paints and if so what colours did you use. Any help would be great, it seems that there is a wider range of paints available for out brothers in the USA and that were slightly limited in whats available in the UK.

    Thanks
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    Re: HELP WITH UK PAINT COLOURS (ESB)

    ESB HUMBROL COLOUR LIST
    -Silver: 11
    -Base grey all over helmet: 79
    -Light grey in dent?: 106
    -Upper cheeks: Black 33
    -Dome and cheeks: Green 78
    -Red on mandibles and trim: 73
    -Purple on mand. and trim: 73+104
    -Back of helmet: Cream/Green: 28+103 / 76+96
    -L/H ear: Red/ Grey/ Green: 60/ 28/ 78+159
    -Kill stripes: Yellow 154, fade to Orange 82 on
    back.(very slight fade)
    -Black marks by kill stripes:62+33 mixed whilst
    painting on with 00 brush.
    -R/H ear: Sand 94 (or 93 for a duller colour)
    -Light blue/Grey all over helmet: 147
    -Weathering: Splatters/misting, very thin mix applied
    with airbrush with low pressure and flicked from
    cotton bud: Black 33/Grey 79/Beige 103/ Brown 62.
    -Glue blobs(applied in layers) and general
    discolouration all over helmet using brush and cotton
    bud depending on required effect: Windsor and Newton
    ink: Sunshine Yellow.
    -Scuffs: Black 33/ white 34: use 00 dry brush on.
    -Putty crack repair: 28 + 94 mixed while painting on
    -L/H cheek grey area near L/H ear slightly green:
    79+(76+96: back of helmet colour)
    -sand coloured grime on top of brow and in arrows:
    94 thinned with spirit applied with small ****** brush, dabbed with rag

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    Re: HELP WITH UK PAINT COLOURS (ESB)

    Yeah basically what TF said Are you using an airbrush? If you are shoot me a PM as I have quite a few ESB colours left over from when I painted my helmet, if you want them they are yours

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    Re: HELP WITH UK PAINT COLOURS (ESB)

    Sorry to high-jack a little, but do anyone know the equivalents for the Vallejo line of paints as those are the only ones I have access to here?

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    Re: HELP WITH UK PAINT COLOURS (ESB)

    NoHumorMan said: View Post
    Sorry to high-jack a little, but do anyone know the equivalents for the Vallejo line of paints as those are the only ones I have access to here?
    Those would be my mediums of choice. If anyone knows, I'd appreciate it as well.

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    Re: HELP WITH UK PAINT COLOURS (ESB)

    NoHumorMan said: View Post
    Sorry to high-jack a little, but do anyone know the equivalents for the Vallejo line of paints as those are the only ones I have access to here?
    Not sure about the majority but both Panzer Olive Green and German Field Green are available under the same name, I used the POG on my paint up of my old FPH

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    Re: HELP WITH UK PAINT COLOURS (ESB)

    HeadlessHunter said: View Post
    Not sure about the majority but both Panzer Olive Green and German Field Green are available under the same name, I used the POG on my paint up of my old FPH
    Yes, those two I could find pretty easy... though... with any company it is uncertain whether the color actually matches the Humbrol equivalents.

    But thanks!

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    Re: HELP WITH UK PAINT COLOURS (ESB)

    I have been looking at paints that are available in the UK. I think im wanting to use spray paints to do the larger areas of my lid. Im have 2 lids that im wanting to paint 1 in esb colours and the other in rtoj colours. Im starting with the rtoj first as its less complicated and i want a bit of practice plus im a total newbie to this.

    Im finding it hard to colour match but im thinking about the tamiya range that come in tins. Im looking for a bit of input as to what colour to use for the rtoj first. If anyone has a min have a look at the couple of links and i would apprecite some guidance.

    http://www.modelsforsale.com/catalog...ath=8_89999101

    http://www.modelsforsale.com/catalog...aintcharts.php

    Thanks muchly
    Last edited by markyt1; Nov 22, 2008 at 10:42 AM.

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    Re: HELP WITH UK PAINT COLOURS

    Bear in mind that the tamiya sprays are mostly gloss colours, I found some colours that I am going to send your way if you are still interested, sending a PM now (they are ESB colours BTW)

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