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 Post subject: Eu-de-Nil Paint
PostPosted: Tue 21 May 2013 18:15 pm 
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Recencly newcommer to 1/76 models and doing a Military Beford KM Lorry .
The interior was done in Eu de nil ,can anyone tell me what equivelant paint is used to near Eu de Nil .


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 Post subject: Re: Eu-de-Nil Paint
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Eau - de - Nil ... water of the Nile. Hu:90

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 Post subject: Re: Eu-de-Nil Paint
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Brews wrote:
Eau - de - Nil ... water of the Nile. Hu:90


Thanks take it that Hubrol 90 ,all new to me
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 Post subject: Re: Eu-de-Nil Paint
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 Post subject: Re: Eu-de-Nil Paint
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Brews wrote:
Eau - de - Nil ... water of the Nile. Hu:90


Thanks take it that Hubrol 90 ,all new to me

Yes. No worries. I think Eau de Nil was basically a primer, but it was used on the interior of soft-skins, too.

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 Post subject: Re: Eu-de-Nil Paint
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Brews wrote:
I think Eau de Nil was basically a primer, but it was used on the interior of soft-skins, too.


Eau-de-Nil is usually seen as a finishing coat. You'll find it on the walls of just about any British military establishment you walk into to this day and as you say as the interior colour for vehicles. I've theorised that this could be at the root of speculation about Eau-de-Nil being a Sky substitute - it was readily obtainable.

Personally I think Hu 90 is OK if near enough is good enough, but if you Google BS 381c for a colour chart you will see that Eau-de-Nil is quite a bit greener and intense than Sky which is what Hu 90 is supposed to replicate. Here's an example where you can see the colours side by side.

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 Post subject: Re: Eu-de-Nil Paint
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 Post subject: Re: Eu-de-Nil Paint
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When I lived beside the Nile, many years ago, the colour of the water changed every time you looked at it, and varied from brick-red in the summer flood - this was pre-Aswan High Dam days - to slate grey in the depths of 'winter' (highs of only 60F can feel really cold when you're used to 90F+ for much of the year). One thing it never looked was anything like as green or as clean as eau de nil, and I've always thought whoever named the colour was applying a heavy degree of irony. Mind you, I haven't seen the interior of many military vehicles looking that clean either, even when just delivered or shortly out of Base repair.

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 Post subject: Re: Eu-de-Nil Paint
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Eau-de-nil is BS.216, add 10-15% Humbrol 122 to 90 for a much closer shade.


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 Post subject: Re: Eu-de-Nil Paint
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Nice idea Mike 'cept that 122 is pretty much unobtainium as far as I'm aware, I've seen it recommended as a decent match for RAF Sky Blue but not been able to find any & it doesn't showing in Humbrols latest list, even though they show it in their equivalents tables :shrug: I wonder if the new Hu44 Pastel blue will be close to it?
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 Post subject: Re: Eu-de-Nil Paint
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Thanks Guys for all the info .


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 Post subject: Re: Eu-de-Nil Paint
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Mikestarmer wrote:
Eau-de-nil is BS.216


BS216 is 'Specification for vulcanized fibre sheet for electrical purposes'.

I think you mean BS381C: 216 Eau de Nil.

122 was pretty much similar to 23 Duck Egg Blue, which is probably why it was discontinued. It may have been derived from the Authentic IAF4 (Pale Blue FS35622). I'm not convinced that adding a pale blue to 90 is going to make it more like Eau de Nil, which is greener than 90.

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 Post subject: Re: Eu-de-Nil Paint
PostPosted: Wed 29 May 2013 20:38 pm 
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Sorry finger trouble. Humbrol 120 is what I intended to write.


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 Post subject: Re: Eu-de-Nil Paint
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Now that puts a whole 'nuther "hue" on the picture. :wink: & is certainly easier to envisage now. Thanks.
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