AOSW Humbrol colour list


terminal fettler

Active Hunter
Hot on the heals of Spideyfett's ESB colour list post, here's the list i came up with for AOSW Humbrol colours!
I pretty much bought all the greens available and set about layering them on top of each other on test strips, then applying different weathering techniques to achieve what i saw as a close match. The aim was to also achieve the chameleon like effect of the different hews of greens as you viewed the pieces from other angles.


-AOSW armour Humbrol colour list (layered)-

1. silver no. 11 then liquid mask silver damage.
2. yellow no. 81 then remove silver mask. Liquid mask silver and yellow damage.
3. green no. 78
4. green no. 117
5. black no. 33 misted and shaded as seen in reference pictures. When dry lightly buff in areas with 0000 wire wool. Repeat process also with splatters, don’t overdo!
6. light grey highlights grey no. 140
7. scratches and scuffs: black and white soluble pencil and chalk pastels, scratches through to silver with tip of self proprlling pencil
8. final splatter of black no. 33 with old toothbrush and low pressure airbrush
9. centre diamond green no. 117 only, weather with black splatter black no. 33
10. seal with Humbrol satin cote (thinned with white spirit)
11. chest decal dark grey no. 32, black no. 33 and yellow no. 81 seal with satin cote, apply when dry.

Shoulders/knees

1. no.11 silver then liquid mask silver damage
2. no. 103 (lighten slightly with white?) Light yellow (around silver damage) remove silver mask. Liquid mask silver and light yellow damage
3. no.154 Yellow
4. no. 82 Orange (added in small amounts to yellow 154 and over sprayed/shaded as in reference pictures)
5. no.79 grey (added in tiny amounts to the yellow/orange and over sprayed etc...)
6. scratches and scuffs, same method as above
7. seal with satin cote as abve

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itrooper

Active Hunter
Very nice work, i have a question, the 2 greens 78 and 117 did you mix them both or do you layer firt the 78 and then mist with the 117? Thanks
 

terminal fettler

Active Hunter
Very nice work, i have a question, the 2 greens 78 and 117 did you mix them both or do you layer firt the 78 and then mist with the 117? Thanks

If you look above the chest lights you will see the lighter green no. 78 this appears in a couple of areas. Green no. 78 goes on first, then the damage is liquid masked, then green no. 117 is sprayed on top. Hope this helps...
 

cbrant

Active Hunter
Terminal,

I used your colours and have been very happy with them. Last night I put on Humbrol satin 135 and it is much more glossy than I expected. Is there a reason for this? I thinned it with enamel thinner. I am contemplating putting Testors dullcote on it because I am not sure it's supposed to look wet? Any thoughts would be appreciated.
 

terminal fettler

Active Hunter
Terminal,

I used your colours and have been very happy with them. Last night I put on Humbrol satin 135 and it is much more glossy than I expected. Is there a reason for this? I thinned it with enamel thinner. I am contemplating putting Testors dullcote on it because I am not sure it's supposed to look wet? Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Hi, it's a good idea to use white spirit or mineral spirit to dilute the Humbrol clear coat instead of the thinners. As to the amount of shine, depends on the mix and application. Try the matt cote if you want a flatter finish...
 

cbrant

Active Hunter
Sorry I didn't realize you had replied. Attached a couple pictures of my one chest piece (my test dummy) in some different lights. I am terrible at lighting and actually seeing how similar colors are. Let me know what you think. The last one is outdoors and looks the best to me.


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cbrant

Active Hunter
That's good to hear. How about some pictures of your work?

Forgot to quote you. I followed your colors to a T with the exception of the clearcoat. I also used completely layered. I am currently working on my other pieces. Would anybody be interested in seeing these colors vs. AFFO$'s recommended spray paints? I have painted my armor in both now.
 
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