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PostPosted: Mon 03 Jul 2006 20:39 pm 
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I'm not much of a Luftwaffe modeller, at least not after the Battle of Britain period. However I'm building a mid-War Bf109 and I'm wondering what the best matches for the mid-war greys are from Humbrol, with a minimum of mixing? Gloss, satin or matt will do.

Close enough is good enough, but if there's nothing particualy close on the Humbrol range to Revell or Tamiya do anything suitable?

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If you look at Freddie's charts, he quotes the complicated Humbrol mixes from the Colour system. Using Mk I eyeball unscientific spectral analysis (comparing Humbrol's own chips) then I have come up with:
74 Hu27
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76 Hu87

Hu87 really ought to be a bit lighter and bluer I suspect. Others might disagree, but that is my choie.

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Seems reasonable, thanks. I was thinking about Humbrol 23 for 76 but a lightened 87 would be good.

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 Post subject: Humbrol RLM acrylics.
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Hi all,i've recently bought some Humbrol RLM acrylics 240,241,242 and 247,i haven't tried the 247 yet but i'm finding that when airbrushed the others dry to a very grainy texture,the only way i can get over this is to over thin the paint.I have airbrushed Humbrol acrylics for about 4 years now without issue,anyone else having any trouble with RLM's.
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Airbrushed fine for me :P

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I had never airbrushed Humbrol acrylics before, I added just a drop of Humbrol Acrylic Thinners, stirred well, and it shot through the brush perfectly. I cannot say what proportion of thinner I used as a ratio to the paint; I do all my mixing by eye – when it looks right I try it and if it’s not right I either add a drop more paint or thinner.

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PostPosted: Sun 22 Dec 2013 22:48 pm 
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I also don't know what ratio i thinned it to :scratch: Like yourself i mix by eye,but i used tap water,always have,this is probably where i'm going wrong :Chair: I'll have another go with proper thinners :nod: Sharp looking 110 btw.
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Sean ....Ive always thinned Huimbrol acrylics with tap water , distilled though , and had no problems.
Not had chance to get any of the RLM paints but they are on my shopping list :wink:

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DH764 wrote:
with tap water , distilled though

Tap water isn't the same as distilled water Andy :idea:
Distilled water is water that has many of its impurities removed through distillation. Distillation involves boiling the water and then condensing the steam into a clean container.

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I've heard good things about screenwash as a thinning agent but have not tried it :idea:

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Not that long ago I read that Humbrol would be bringing out a box of eight acrylic paint pots (some brand new, some not) with colours for Luftwaffe aircraft. This is not listed on the website, either as 'coming soon' or as currently available. Anybody know if this is still planned, or even seen it on the shelves of their local model shop?

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As you can see from this existing thread Gordon, yes the paints do exist :idea:

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The individual pots exist but the 'boxed' sets Gordon is asking about have quietly been forgotten.

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I'd guess that the Retailers weren't keen on the boxed sets then :Whistling:

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The individual pots exist but the 'boxed' sets Gordon is asking about have quietly been forgotten.

Thanks, Fred.

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Yes, just looking in the website, they have been taken off. Not sure why, as surely they would have been a bit of a money spinner, along with the proposed RAF version. I would have had one!


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Curses - foiled again! The boxed Lufty set was reasonable value for money and on my list for my next order. :roll:

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Somewhat belated reply but yes I did have major problems airbrushing with Hum 247 RLM 76. Although I thinned it to the consistency of milk and it was dripping freely off the paint stirrer, it was so bad that I thought there was something wrong with my airbrush and was getting only air through most of the time as the nozzle was repeatedly clogging. As a result the underside of my focke wulf dora looks like it has been pebble dashed! :(

Haven't tried any of the others yet but if I do I will be thinning them to the consistency of water!


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Dammit.....I wanted almost all of the sets they announced. :(

I use roughly 50/50 Tamiya X-22a Thinners/Distilled Water for airbrushing Humbrols. :idea:

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Coming back to this thread, having just started using these. I find them horrible for airbrushing. I'm getting a very uneven powdery finish using 50% paint and the rest thinners/water and a few drops of flow enhancer. Paint is spattering all over the surface and clogging airbrush after a few sprays. Absolutely horrible.


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Powdery finish is usually associated with spraying too far away from the surface and/or using too high a pressure. The latter is also associated with tip clogging, although acrylic media is always more susceptible, regardless.

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