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PostPosted: Sun 01 Jul 2012 20:01 pm 
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Hi. Yesterday I got a PM Spitfire Tropical. I have never painted the RAF Desert or North Africa etc. scheme before and cant seem to find out what paints are needed. Im sorry if this topic has already been covered, but i cant find it. If you have any information or assisstance, please tell me in HUMBROL COLOURS. Many thanks, Jack

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PostPosted: Sun 01 Jul 2012 20:17 pm 
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Dark Earth no 29, Middle Stone no 84 and Azure Blue no 157 - but I think that blue is way too dark and I use Sea Blue no 47.

The camo pattern is the same as the earth/green of a Spitfire.

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PostPosted: Sun 01 Jul 2012 20:18 pm 
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Thank you for the help freddo

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Hi mate,I used hu29,hu93 and hu157(lightened up with hu34) on my tomahawk.


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PostPosted: Sun 01 Jul 2012 20:35 pm 
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thanks alex

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would hu 65 work for the underside

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I am finishing the Pioneer Spitfire Vc as an Egyptian AF version.

Colours used: Humbrol
                      29 Dark Earth
                    225 Middle Stone
                      22 White (for spinner and fuselage band)
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                      2048 RAF Azure Blue

I have a tinlet of Humbrol 47 Sea Blue which looks close to Azure Blue (to me anyway) but its a gloss......

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twotterdriver: is middle stone 225 or 84 because you and fred have given the same paint name but with different numbers :help:

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ModelMasterJD:453939 wrote:
would hu 65 work for the underside


I think 65 is too pale. Have you got another, maybe darker blue? You could mix a bit of it into the 65 ?


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The blues i have are 65,14 and 79

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ModelMasterJD:453976 wrote:
twotterdriver: is middle stone 225 or 84 because you and fred have given the same paint name but with different numbers :help:


Humbrol have two 'Middle Stone' ! 84 they call 'Mid Stone' - 225 they call 'Middle Stone'. As I understand it 225 is a bit lighter than 84.


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ModelMasterJD:453978 wrote:
The blues i have are 65,14 and 79


Personally, I'd mix some 14 into some 65, to get a darker than 65 blue. It shouldn't take too much. You'll end up with a semi-gloss, just right for decals, then you can dull it with matt varnish. Or just leave it as it is. If you haven't any matt varnish, rubbing the paint down with toothpaste or 'Brasso' dulls it down.


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I used 84 Mid Stone first, didn't like it so I then covered it with 225 Middle Stone.

To me, 84 MID Stone looks like it has a green hue...

225 Middle Stone is much more 'yellow'. And it was recommended in another thread by someone on the forum for desert colours.....

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thanks for all the help guys.

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For Azure Blue, try a 5:1 mix of  Hu34 to Hu25 or 14. If you really want the violet tinge that the MAP matched chips show. Use 20 drops of 34 to 3 drops of 14 to 1 drop of 68 (purple) its as near as I've seen other than the Phoenix Precision paints Azure Blue which is spot on.
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