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PostPosted: Thu 24 Nov 2016 18:32 pm 
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Odysseus wrote:
I have no trouble with (what I surmise is) the newer packaging on the left, but on several occasions have found the paint in the (dark blue bottomed) tin on the right to be almost unworkably congealed when newly opened. Different suppliers? Older supply? Or just a coincidence and I have been unlucky?

Just been and checked mine - the blue-bottomed (older) ones don't say where they're manufactured :mad:
My red-bottomed ones say Made in China :shock:
I don't appear to have any made in the UK :dummy:

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PostPosted: Thu 24 Nov 2016 19:37 pm 
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I understand that the paints were being made in China but they brought production back to the UK to improve quality :think:
So are the "Blue bottom" tins Chinese? Sorry - missed having to turn the page.
So would they be quite old stock?

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PostPosted: Thu 24 Nov 2016 20:04 pm 
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No they're not Chinese (at least I don't think so) but they pre-date the red-bottomed ones :wink:

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Ok, so here's a thing...I wanted some Hu159 in acrylic, but checking the colour chart (and the rack at my nearest HobyCraft), Hu159 isn't available in acrylic. Fair enough, but then, when looking at a Cromwell Tank starter kit in Aldi, one of the little pots supplied with the kit is...Hu159!
So, what gives...?
I can see three alternatives, 1, Hu159 IS available, but that every chart and paint rack I've looked at is out of date. (unlikely), 2 the 'Hu159' in the starter kit isn't really Hu159, and they're hoping that 'little Johnny' won't notice(again unlikely), or 3, for some reason they make Hu159 in acrylic, but don't sell it separately, which is odd to say the least...

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Humbrol Acrylic 159 has never been in the range (in any catalogue) so you must have a rarity :orc:

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Does this "Hu159" in the Cromwell starter have an associated colour name?

Getting Hu159 - "Khaki Drab" normally was trivial, but that doesn't seem right for WW2 British armour in Europe. It seems more likely as a uniform or webbing colour.

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The mystery thickens...
I have three of the Cromwell Starter Kits, and they contain a potlet of Hu159, and the instructions call for Hu159, as do the instructions in the 'normal' Cromwell kit, which I also have. Here the the Hu159 potlet, clearly marked as such.

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And here it is with a tinlet of Hu159 enamel...

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I opened both, stirred them thoroughly,, and brushed them out.

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As can be seen, they are not the same colour. So, is #2 in my previous post correct, and this is not Hu159? Or is the acrylic paint pigment somehow different? I certainly don't know...

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@Paws4thot. Hu159 is listed on the Colour Chart as 'Khaki Drab', but I think that's just Humbrol's name for it, rather than anything official...

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Its not the first time Humbrol has
a/ made 3ml pots before the 14ml acrylic came out
b/ has made an acrylic which hasn't matched the enamel version

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@Fred. Thanks for that. I'm not really au fait with Humbrol paints any more, when they changed to being a wash instead of a paint, I switched to Vallejo...

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robunos wrote:
I switched to Vallejo...

I have made the switch too, I use AK, MiG AMMO and Vallejo. Although, I did go to use one of my Humbrol acrylics the other day only to find it had dried up, so checked all off my Humbrol paints and found there were 27 that were U/S :(

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@robunos - Lots of Humbrol colours have a name that's based on the relevant service "usually known as". From your post with the colour swatches, I'd use either of those for British army uniform in period, but not for armour (unless I wanted a brightening wash).

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I often hear folks cry that their paint won't adhere to the plastic, that the paint is expelled by the plastic. I decided to use Humbrol Acrylic 160 German Camouflage Red Brown for the floorboards of an old Airfix Brake Van and had this happen, but DON'T PANIC :fear:
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Disregard the white and maroon, they'll do for what I want. With quick drying acrylic paints it takes not long and just a few coats to cover

a second coat.
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Not quite right yet, but an improvement

so a third coat
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Much better coverage, adequate for my job.

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This took less than an hour 8-)

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Hopefully im in the right section.Iv been getting a few "starter kits" for xmas that come with colored paints in Pots.Is there enough rad in the pot to cover the 1/72 gnat or the hawk.What can be mixed with these pots to go a bit further as theres not enough in these pots????Is it thinners /water ???I got some with the vulcan kit earlier in the year and just through them away but i dont want to get a load of paint just for one model.


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They can be thinned using tap water, and should (subject to batching) be a match for the same Humbrol paint number acrylic (and for the matts enamel too).

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Thank god a straight answer.iv just read 10 pages as recomended looking for a definitive answer with no insight whatsoever into weather it does or doesnt .Thanks very much. :clap: :clapping:


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