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 Post subject: Brick Red?
PostPosted: Wed 28 Jan 2009 16:44 pm 
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For those who use Humbrol Enamels which would you use as Brick Red? Would 160 German Camo Red Brown the alternative?


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PostPosted: Wed 28 Jan 2009 16:56 pm 
:?:  Why not Hu 70 'Brick Red'?

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Probably because I haven't got one but do have a 160  :wink:


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160 is quite a bit darker than 70. Depends what you want it for.

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I wouldn't use Hu160 for brick red. It would be easier to get a pot of Hu70 rather than trying to get a correct mix

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What about Engineer's Blue Brick  :geek:

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sure you got the spellin right ratch?. :sofa:

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What about Engineer's Blue Brick  :geek:


I'd recommend extra dark sea grey for these... :wink:

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If it's for the old Airfix 'standard' of exhaust painting (now changed to a mix including Hu153 IIRC) I think you could probably get away with it. Anything larger get yourself a tin of Hu70.

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Yeap tis for exhaust painting.

But blue sounds good too Ratch  :lol:


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hi Steve - there was a thread recently about painting exhausts with useful tip from peebeep

you might be interested if you missed it

but can't find it- doh!


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I haven't seen it walrus, but I'll certainly have a look for it.

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hi Steve - there was a thread recently about painting exhausts with useful tip from peebeep


Me useful? That would intrigue the missus!

I can't find the thread either so I will iterate. Start with a metallic base colour, I favour polished steel 27003 or gunmetal 53. Dry brush with rust 113 to get the desired effect of burnt looking metal. This is also a good ploy for collector rings which I have never observed in real life to be either 'copper' or 'bronze', although you might mix a little of one of these with the base colour to warm it up a bit.

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This is also a good ploy for collector rings which I have never observed in real life to be either 'copper' or 'bronze'


Indeed - this one is as spruce as collector rings ever get, and it's a lot more subdued than the results you get from applying Hu55.

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Thanks for that peebeep, might have to give it ago.

Beaufighter - after coming back to this hobby after years away it's only since looking around this board that I've seen Hu55 used on the collector rings, and as pleasing as it looks I can't remember seeing anything with quite that appearance.

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This is interesting, I start with silver then add a spot of brown to some varnish and apply that and I finish with a spot of black added to the brown varnish, this blends from silver to black, sometimes I add a bit of red before the black to give a hint of rust. It takes a bit of pither but it comes out alright. By varying the amount of tint it can be aged more or less. Some, like the more modern ones need a touch of blue as well, and even a bit of yellow. Take a good look at a motorcycle exhaust down pipe but reverse the run of colours, because for some reason aircraft exhausts seem to get more affected at the end away from the engine (maybe late burning fuel ? ).  Enjoy. :lol:

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pretty much what i do Loll, but if i get to black will mix
brown and blue so i can vary the tint.


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pretty much what i do Loll, but if i get to black will mix
brown and blue so i can vary the tint.

It gives a nice natural look I think.

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I will have to give that a try

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peebeep wrote:
walrus wrote:
hi Steve - there was a thread recently about painting exhausts with useful tip from peebeep


Me useful? That would intrigue the missus!

I can't find the thread either so I will iterate. Start with a metallic base colour, I favour polished steel 27003 or gunmetal 53. Dry brush with rust 113 to get the desired effect of burnt looking metal. This is also a good ploy for collector rings which I have never observed in real life to be either 'copper' or 'bronze', although you might mix a little of one of these with the base colour to warm it up a bit.

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This thread  :idea:

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