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 Post subject: Re: Paint conversions...
PostPosted: Mon 30 Dec 2013 10:09 am 
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I use a variety of paints from many makers. Which I choose depends on the colour mostly.
Buy the ones which you can get most easily. No point trying to get a certain colour from a certain brand if it needs a three day trek just to get to the LMS that stocks it, if a closer LMS has the equivalent colour in another make.


Didn't think about that. Good advice.

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 Post subject: Re: Paint conversions...
PostPosted: Mon 30 Dec 2013 10:38 am 
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Another way to go about it is to use a chart of RAL colours which the German military used & match from that, such as this one http://scaleworld.webs.com/Colour%20Charts/RAL-Hum%20chart.png which comes from here http://scaleworld.webs.com/colour-charts a website run by our own Phildafish which I find very useful, it has many charts giving equivalent to other ranges.
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 Post subject: Re: Paint conversions...
PostPosted: Mon 30 Dec 2013 22:33 pm 
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Hi Guys,
Does anyone out there remember Compucolour and Precision Paints Ltd (from Cheltenham)and if you do, any chance you might have a list of their colours. They were all enamel to the best of my knowledge.
Precision seem to have used the FS standard but it is really Compucolour (UK) they were a relatively short-run before Hannants went into that line.
Appreciate any help.
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 Post subject: Re: Paint conversions...
PostPosted: Mon 30 Dec 2013 23:50 pm 
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Hey, Phil

Most useful site, I've been after a colour match for Humbrol/Citadel.

One question/suggestion; Is it possible to get the chart split into bits? The reason I ask is that when I copy it into a Word Doc to print, the bottom of the chart drops off the page and I can't insert a Page Break to split it in two, in order to print the whole thing.
I can adjust the size of the copied picture, but that makes it unreadable.

Cheers & keep up the good work.

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 Post subject: Re: Paint conversions...
PostPosted: Tue 31 Dec 2013 00:38 am 
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Hi Rick, try copying the chart into MS Paint (Start, All Programs, Accessories) and you'll be able to control the print size by using the Page Setup options (in Print Preview). I've just tried it and had it over multiple pages so let me know if you get stuck.


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 Post subject: Re: Paint conversions...
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Does anyone have a match for Revell 68 Dark Green - I can't find it on any chart :help:

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 Post subject: Re: Paint conversions...
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I don't think there's an exact match, closest is Humbrol163 in one of my approximate charts (which also matches that to R65 and R365 :roll:). H66 might not be a million miles away.

Did a bit more rummaging, in order of preference - Humbrol91, H116, possibly 86 and 117 although I think they're too light. Let me know if you find a close one, I'll add it to my chart.


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Cheers Alex, I think the darker shades sound better :juggle:

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ratch
Using the iModelkit app it shows
RAL 6003
MMEnamel 2091
MMAcryl 4778
Pollyscale 505071
as matches, but they look a tad off bar the MMEnamel2091

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 Post subject: Re: Paint conversions...
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Thanks David, I don't have MM or Pollyscale but RAL6003 is useful :cheers:

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PostPosted: Tue 07 Jan 2014 03:16 am 
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adesalis wrote:
Hi Rick, try copying the chart into MS Paint (Start, All Programs, Accessories) and you'll be able to control the print size by using the Page Setup options (in Print Preview). I've just tried it and had it over multiple pages so let me know if you get stuck.


Cheers, I'll give it a go and see.

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Well, it's been 8 months since the last time I've released an update to Scale Model Helper, which is a lot longer than what I've been planning. I was having problems creating what I wanted with the application, and work was busy, so I didn't had much free time left. I did however managed to solve the technical problems, and I have more free time, so hopefully the next updates won't take as long.

Since it's been so long, here's a quick reminder of what is Scale Model Helper. Scale Model Helper is intended to help the scale model builders and miniature painters in their every needs, from color selection and matching, to scale model building to-do and shopping lists, whether you’re building armor, aircraft, ships, cars or trains. There is an online version at online version and an Android version.

Here are the changes in this version:
- Added P3 colors
- I've added support for marking colors in your inventory. It's very basic right now (you can see an example of how it works here, but will serve as a base for other online and shared content features that I'm planning. I'm using facebook as the identification mechanism as I didn't want to deal with usernames and passwords for now. An important feature is that this inventory is shared across both the online and the Android version if you login to facebook on each application.
- I've started a UserVoice site for Scale Model Helper. UserVoice is a site that lets me get feedback from people with bug reports and more importantly, ideas and features that they're interested in seeing in the next version, so I can have a better idea of what to work on next. The main portal for it is here, give it a look, browse around, and vote / post about ideas and features you'd like to see next.


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WOW !!! I didn't know anything about this ! I'm so very glad to see this offered. I haven't been able to find a new Humbrol paint chart and since they only use numbers that is useless to me unless I have thatnnumber. My twenty year old paint chart has been out of date for years and forced me to stop using Humbrol paints. I just wish you didn't use Facebook as I hate it and can't even delete my account. I will be checking this out after I logout.

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Hope you'll like the application! :)

Yeah, I knew that some people wouldn't like using Facebook, but I didn't want to deal with usernames and passwords and everything else that it requires. What other login method would you have prefered ? You can also create a request for a feature for it on the UserVoice site I've linked above.


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Father Ennis wrote:
I haven't been able to find a new Humbrol paint chart and since they only use numbers

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 Post subject: Re: Paint conversions...
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ERM, whats a sticky , ????

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 Post subject: Re: Paint conversions...
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ROMFORDBAZ wrote:
whats a sticky

This thread is a sticky :idea:
Its stuck to the top of this page of topics and has a :!: in a blob-shape to the right that identifies it as a sticky :wink:

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