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PostPosted: Wed 19 May 2010 13:41 pm 
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I'm hoping to restore a half-built Airfix 1:32 M.G.1100 Saloon, and would like to finish it in the colours provided on the Type 3 Header:

- Connaught Green
- Old English White

Can anybody give me an idea what I'm looking for? Any presently available paint equivalents?  (I prefer enamels above acrylics - call me oldfashioned - but will try anything).

Searching for that shade of green I've found cars on the net which range from an almost pea green to quite dark green

There's even a mixing formula on the internet, but not having a paint factory at home that doen't help me much. I do not need litres of the stuff, so ordering paint on the basis of the formula is not much of an option. I guess they would frown if I asked for just a 14ml tin ...  :wink:

Any suggestions are welcome.

Mario


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PostPosted: Sat 01 Jun 2013 20:09 pm 
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Oh dear, these are company names for specific colours. I suggest that you find a local vehicle custom paint supplier, not Halfords. who will have a set of motor company colour cards so that you can see what your colours look like at least. One firm is Valentines although they may not be in your area. You will have to ask for MG company colours. You might try the vintage car magazines for firms or search online. Sorry all I can suggest at present.


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PostPosted: Sat 01 Jun 2013 20:45 pm 
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For Connaught Green try Humbrol 120 plus gloss varnish
For Old English White try Humbrol 41 Ivory. OEW is a bit paler than Humbrol's Ivory, so to be more accurate you could add some white to 41

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PostPosted: Sat 01 Jun 2013 23:46 pm 
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H120 is too light for Connaught Green, my father owned a Morris 1100 in Connaught Green, and as far as I can remember, it was a DARK green. A quick look at the paint charts gives me achoice of the following :-
H3, H195, H239, or Humbrol Rail Colour 410. If you can hang on for a day or two, till I can get to the LMS and check the tin lids out, I should be able to narrow it down for you...

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PostPosted: Sun 02 Jun 2013 00:33 am 
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Hi Mario, I have a large number of loose spare ICI colour chips for the real car including these colours, if you pm your address I'll post these chips off to you.

David.
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