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PostPosted: Fri 18 May 2012 22:11 pm 
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Need to borrow your eyes readers, could you please tell me what colour this bomb is. What would you use to replicate this colour with, what colour in Humbrol number would you say it is please?
I got a Sunderland's bombs, or are they depth charges, to paint but sadly nothing in the way of instructions given to paint them.
All i got is a downloaded ebook that says RAF 250 pound anti sub bombs were a dark green.
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http://www.google.com/imgres?q=RAF+250+ ... s:15,i:109
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Depth charges are blunt ended not like the illustrated weapon.  My father-in-law's armourers notes says these were dark blue or black with HE marking bands.


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Ratch:441020 wrote:
Hu: 116 Matt US Dark Green


Thanks Ratch. Will log that for future.
Could i ask please how would Hu 163 compare if you leave the finish out?
Is Hu116 a better choice over 163, could a matt varnish play a part here, over 163 or just get the Hu116?
Thought i had some but cannot find the tin just now.
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Mikestarmer:441060 wrote:
Depth charges are blunt ended not like the illustrated weapon.  My father-in-law's armourers notes says these were dark blue or black with HE marking bands.


Thanks for the info Mike, i do believe the depth charges are black, a few sources have mentioned that.
The question now is - Is Airfix giving 250lb anti sub bombs or some depth charge with a funny (maybe top secret  :D ) nose (fuse).
I know depth charges had to be painted to protect from rust/coastal brine corrosion).
The Airfix 'bombs' actually do look like the 250lbers listed from here on page 54 on this ebook.
http://api.viglink.com/api/click?format ... 4298429361
What do you, and others, think, your views and thoughts please.
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Hi Dave

I think you will find the Airfix Sunderland Load out, will be 250lber Anti-Submarine bombs as opposed to Depth Charges. Click on this link and you can see a Vickers Wellington  ready to be bombed up with 250lber Anti Submarine Bombs - note shape & colour
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Many thanks again Alan, the yellow colour answers a lot of questions i had.
The ebooklet i got from you about page 55 (think it was via yourself Alan) has a dark green colour listed for anti sub bombs but your pics tell a different story.
Been looking and searching for what could be a "buff" colour for these bombs.
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Telegraphist:441483 wrote:
Been looking and searching for what could be a "buff" colour for these bombs.
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The colour  was BS.58 Light Buff.  It looks very yellow on photographs.  The same colour is BS 358 in the 1988 edition of BS.381, I don't have a current edition.  A fair representation of Light Buff is Revell 16 with a touch of red or Humbrol 94 or Humbrol 94  and 50% white.  This is a colour I haven't yet got around to trying  to match.


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Very interesting Mike, i was thinking of along the lines of a modified 'Sky' colour like Hu90 but see (OK i don't actually see but know what you mean) now this is incorrect. Glad i found this out now before wasting more time on wild chases.
Is there any company out there that does do match for BS.358 light buff without having to mix paints? Not keen on mixing, it always goes wrong for me, it is the last road i like to take to paint anything.
Thanks for yet another informative post Mike, you have helped to give colours to grey images yet again.
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Telegraphist:441666 wrote:
Is there any company out there that does do match for BS.358 light buff without having to mix paints?

I'm sure Mike would've preferred to give a single proprietry colour and not have to advise of a mix for an accurate match  :idea:

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