One last wafer thin ESB paint job...

Drexx Korso

Hunter
I plan on using this tutorial and am in the process of purchasing my supplies. I would like to purchase all the paints needed at one time.

Q - Which paints will I need multiple bottles of? And suggestion of amount to finish the job. (I don't want to run out of something half way through and have to wait on a purchase/shipping etc.)

Thanks
 

terminal fettler

Active Hunter
Just noticed your post above, sorry. You can get away with using two tins for the main colours... Just updated the first post with some slight colour tweaks...
 

Clawhammer

New Hunter
I know it's been said before, but this thread is freakin' awesome...I'm in Australia and it's saved me so much time and effort, that saying thanks just seems such an understatement... but here goes anyway.

THANKS GUYS!!!!
 

TehEl1te

Active Hunter
STill one of the best paintjobs I have ever seen... I regret 110% selling my bucket :'( Love your work TF

El1te
 

BGHunter

Active Hunter
TF , you said you used red 73 on the visor mandible area, i dont know if there is an other humbrol colour range , but the 73 i ve got is almost purple , ? has any one else had this isue ,
any way this is a great threed
 

Bogue

New Hunter
WOW this is a great thread. Thanks to everyone for all the great info it is very helpful. I doubt my vote counts but I vote for sticky as well.
 

Fett 4 Real

Sr Hunter
Community Staff
TF , you said you used red 73 on the visor mandible area, i dont know if there is an other humbrol colour range , but the 73 i ve got is almost purple , ? has any one else had this isue ,
any way this is a great threed
Theres deffinately purple under the maroon jinto
 

BGHunter

Active Hunter
Done, thats what made me ask in the first place ,Doesnt really mater , though im getting tips im not using the same colour list or order that TF did ( though im starting to think i should have) :)
 

terminal fettler

Active Hunter
TF , you said you used red 73 on the visor mandible area, i dont know if there is an other humbrol colour range , but the 73 i ve got is almost purple , ? has any one else had this isue ,
any way this is a great threed
Hi Jinto, 73 is the colour I use for the red on the mandibles. When you do your colour swatches, make sure they are over the underlying colours, this will ultimately effect the result. Also application and thickness can have an effect. The final buff with 0000 wire wool gives this colour the correct hue in my opinion...
G.
 

Fett 4 Real

Sr Hunter
Community Staff
Maybe he has a different mix in Australia? But deffinately everything u also said is true about the other colors effecting the hue your eye see's. But I think Jinto knows to layer it...BTW TF, Im finally getting finished on my first quality ESB paint up. It all started when I saw this thread almsot two years ago when I was a lurker. Thanks again for this awesome thread.
 

terminal fettler

Active Hunter
Done, thats what made me ask in the first place ,Doesnt really mater , though im getting tips im not using the same colour list or order that TF did ( though im starting to think i should have) :)
I bought every colour that humbrol do that remotely resembles the ESB colour scheme, although it's only how I see it, the colour list should give you the best starting point for using humbrols, when you do your test strips you just need to tweak the colours as you see fit...
 

welshwarrior123

Active Hunter
Fair play though TF, this is a great thread. It like my Bible for the ESB paintjob :D

I also found that mine was a little dark, yet different light can also affect the colour IMO. But rubbing it down with 0000 wire wool like G said also affects the final colour.
 

BGHunter

Active Hunter
Thanx TF , I did the same thing, i bought every green red purlpe bayesh gray and black ,
I ve basicly just gone by eye , but its good to have a refrence ,
With the 73 it is positively no 2 ways about it not red the colour is called wine
i think F4R(thanx for the offer ill take u up on that once i put this down thE shapers) is right they may be dIfrent from aus to the UK
the reds that are red ,not blue red , purple red ,brick red brown red, are called 60, 132, 174 these were the only real reds do any of those numbers look right to you TF
 

terminal fettler

Active Hunter
I would be interested to see how your 73 came out, any images of your test strips you can post? The other reds won't work, red 60 for example is a bright red, good for the L/H ear and as an extra layer on the mandibles before the red 73 to pick up the bright red areas...;)
 

terminal fettler

Active Hunter
Hmmm, its difficult to tell from that colour test. I always apply my test strips in the manner i intend to use the paint ie airbrushing in this case. If you airbrushed the colour in 2 -3 good layers, once dried tickle it with 0000 wire wool and then add your desired clear coat I think you'll be surprised how differently that colour turns out...(y)
 
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