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PostPosted: Sat 26 Oct 2013 14:08 pm 
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Hi all,
I am putting together models of the above as serving in the UK or BAOR....circa 1960.....

The issue I am coming up against - is that Airfix recommend mixing paints to get the desired green.

Is there an alternative supplier who can supply small spray tins of Drab Olive and NATO Greens ?.
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They are to form part of the genesis of a military museum, set piece on a disused RAF base, near a rail connection.

I am fairly proficient with sprays - but rubbish at mixing, (from memory)....


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PostPosted: Sat 26 Oct 2013 18:59 pm 
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Have a look through Revell's paint range.


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PostPosted: Sun 27 Oct 2013 19:57 pm 
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Will do.. :thumb:


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PostPosted: Sun 27 Oct 2013 21:01 pm 
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Pretty sure xtracolour do both an olive drab and a NATO green

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PostPosted: Mon 28 Oct 2013 19:07 pm 
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Tamiya certainly do, XF-62 & XF-67 respectively.....If you've not used Tamiya paints before, beware, they do not brush well. However mixed with X-20A thinner & sprayed through an airbrush they are superb. Tamiya also make spray cans (the AS range IIRC), but I don't use them so no idea if they do the colours you want or what the codes would be if they do. :idea:

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PostPosted: Mon 28 Oct 2013 23:10 pm 
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Circa 1960 they would have been in gloss deep bronze green- try xtracolor or xtracrylic middle bronze green then a coat of semi gloss varnish


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PostPosted: Mon 28 Oct 2013 23:30 pm 
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Colourwise, that sounds a lot more likely to me too.....Not used those paints though. :idea:

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PostPosted: Tue 29 Oct 2013 00:04 am 
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Xtracolor is enamel, xtracrylic is acrylic. I am slowly going over to acrylic, but I have used both in this colour with very pleasing results, The enamel can take several days to dry , but the acrylic is ready for recoat in 1 hour max/ For a 1/76th model deep bronze green is too dark, using middle bronze green gives the scale effect ,


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PostPosted: Tue 29 Oct 2013 00:52 am 
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Cheers Ted.....Might have to give the acrylics a try, for airbrushing do you thin with IPA or water (will my beloved X-20A work)? :think:

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PostPosted: Tue 29 Oct 2013 11:15 am 
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I did 2 of BWs AEC Militants in bronze green and brushed them with the Xtracrylic straight from the bottle - 2 coats then semi gloss varnish I think they look great - I sent pictures to BW he was impressed as my field is normally RAF or fire related vehicles. . If I was to airbrush I would try water first onto some scrap material. After a hundred years of modelling ( the newly released Airfix Mossie in a plakky bag from Woolworth was my first model I was about 8) and becoming pretty good with all aspects of enamel I am on a big learning curve- lots of pitfalls; Xratcrylic and Humbrol & Vallejo are water based but Tamiya has alchohol I have found Tamiya are not totally friendly to the other brands; Mind yesterday I airbrushed a Mossie 1/48th using Vallego straight from the bottle with a dirt cheap gravity fed airbrush from ebay- I cleaned the airbrush in seconds using water : I have found my trusty 35 year old De Vilbis Sprite Major is too aggressive for acrylic. So in answer to your question I would use water.
How spooky - I haven't built a plane for 25 years and its the same kite as my first model in 1958 !
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ted angus wrote:
I have found my trusty 35 year old De Vilbis Sprite Major is too aggressive for acrylic.

Try turning the air pressure down to a puff - I find low pressure much more controllable :wink:

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PostPosted: Tue 29 Oct 2013 23:58 pm 
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Thanks Ratch I will give that a try
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PostPosted: Thu 31 Oct 2013 11:54 am 
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Saladins were also Light Stone B.S. 361 for use in the M.E. This colour is what Humbrol sold as 8th Army desert yellow which it wasn't either. Some I saw had Deep Bronze Green 224 disruptive bands on as well. We had a local T.A depot here that painted them in their workshop.


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PostPosted: Thu 31 Oct 2013 13:58 pm 
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Hi Mike, if the lads google Aden some great colour shots on various forums & groups of Lt Stone and DBG Alvis family plus RLs & Ferrets.

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