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PostPosted: Fri 23 Dec 2016 07:38 am 
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Any ideas about the most appropriate Humbrol and/or Revell colour to use when painting Ferrari models?


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PostPosted: Fri 23 Dec 2016 08:53 am 
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Humbrol does an Italian Red. >> 220, it used to be called Ferrari Red
http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/shop/paints ... paint.html
How accurate it is I do not know, but Testarossa Red could vary a bit

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I'd have a look at Halfords spray cans :idea:

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PostPosted: Fri 23 Dec 2016 11:27 am 
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It also depends on the age and type of the Ferrari, it's a bit like asking what colour to paint a Hawker, or a Panzer. If you are using only those ranges, there isn't going to be too much choice within the primary colours, you don't get the seemingly infinite shades of red, yellow or blue that you get with matt grey in the Humbrol range which is, after all, tailored towards aircraft and military subjects.
Many car modellers are turning to Zero paints which are matched to existing vehicles where possible (to be found at Hiroboy.com; which is also useful for information on shades etc.) but these have to be used with an airbrush.
Halfords, or similar, are fine; just remember to use the right primer (plastic), also worth a look at are Tamiya's TS range of aerosols, which are also frequently matched to specific vehicles, and are more car model, and plastic, friendly


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Oddly when I took some chips of original red from my 1930 Austin 7 into Halfords to get some paint mixed the mix showed up as being red used by Peugeot, Renault and on various Ferraris.

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PostPosted: Fri 23 Dec 2016 15:47 pm 
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As "random letters" says above, the "correct" shade of red for a Ferrari can be just about anything between Humbrol crimson (1950s) and "Post Office red" (1970s/90s F1, and more or less any road car) for a straight colour, and some of the latest (post 2005 for sure) F1 cars are metallic reds, which definitely means Zero Paints.

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Humbrol 220 works for me.


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