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PostPosted: Mon 31 Jan 2011 20:45 pm 
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Thanks for that Loll.

The Arfix Tribute philosophy of "it's your model, so do what you feel is best" is the reason I hang around here so much. Whilst I apply this  to all my model making it is still nice to indulge a bit in some of the more "realism" related sides of the hobby - out of academic interest if nothing else.

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I just caught up with this posting.  The three 'Bronze Greens' were so titled because they were all yellow-greens with red in them.  None of the Revell / Humbrol shades of the names are actually 'bronze greens'.   Humbrol 66, 75 1and 91 are far too dark and grey-blue to be even near a bronze green.  The WEM colour is best if want OOT paint.  Deep Bronze Green 24 came back into use on army vehicles in 1946 although phased slowly in on new builds and repaints.  The Churchill VII would have been that colour as were post war Comets.


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Just to stick in my twopence worth. I've never really found a good match for what I think may be post war Deep Bronze Green. As a kid I made a mix and varnished it for British Army post war vehicles. In the 1960s most were that sort of colour but it did vary and there did seem to be a matt version of it too.
For my camouflaged BA vehicles I had to make a mix up for the base light olive green colour and as mentioned above this does vary with age on the vehicle. So I experimented and eventually used Tamiya Medium Grey and Nato Green. As this depletes I just chuck in a bit more of each. Much more grey than green. Varnish and weathering darkens it a bit.
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 Post subject: Bedford's colour
PostPosted: Sat 10 Nov 2012 22:39 pm 
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i am trying to match this colour to a humbrol enamel DEEP BRONZE GREEN its as used on the green goddess in the 1960,s can anyone help please


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Hi Tim,
        H75 is matt Bronze Green or Revell 65 is also a matt Bronze Green both are avaliable in enamel. Hope this helps you :wink:

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Remember  Deep Bronze Green in post WW2 use by UK forces and the green goddesses etc was either gloss or high gloss .  So if you use Hu75  then a coat of gloss cote will give a fairly good finish.  I use deep bronze green a lot and have never found it in gloss from any manufacturers,


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Not sure if the post-war Deep Bronze Green is the same as the pre-war version, but Mike Starmer and Mike Cooper give the following mix for the pre-war version: Mix: Humbrol 2 + 33 + Revell 84 in ration 6:1:4. or Revell 65 + black in ratio 10:1 approx. Pre-and Post versions were gloss as mentioned above, so you will need to coat with a gloss varnish.

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 Post subject: Green goddess green
PostPosted: Mon 12 Nov 2012 16:49 pm 
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I was told when i got some kits( whitemetal) of the green goddesses to use a grey undercoat.


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I spent 39 years in the RAF  and was  deeply involved with both national strikes  and know the Goddess intimately !  I also  own an ex AFS Austin Gipsy  the colour is DEEP BRONZE GREEN  ( in Gloss or hi gloss ) Brunswick green is a different green all together  and is totally wrong believe me.    Yes plastic , Resin or White metal Halfords aerosol grey primer is ideal under Humbrol or any other enamel model paints.  For Deep Bronze Green I use Hu no 75 or Xtracolor  X814   then 2 coats of gloss cote.


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 Post subject: Airfix Howitzer Colour.
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Hi all,

Well, it's been a productive 48 hours. I have been building the Airfix 1/35 Howitzer and I am approaching the painting. The only colour in the instructions is for Airfix M17 which is labelled as Dark Green. The Humbrol equivalent is 75 Bronze Green, but there is no match listed for Vallejo Model Air.

I have neither Airfix M17 or Humbrol 75. With out getting too hung up on swatches and BS numbers and stuff, would anyone know what would be a decent equivalent in Vallejo Model Air?

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Hi Mark,
According to the link below, VMA 013 Yellow Olive is a match for H75.

http://www.creativemodels.co.uk/paint_c ... 00924f2b01

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PostPosted: Thu 22 Sep 2016 08:59 am 
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Thanks Chris, I'll have a look and probably give it a go.

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