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Old 09-29-2007, 08:58 AM   #1
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Color help

Hi people!

I'm after some advice with what colors to use, I want to do a nice color scheme similar to this



My question is which colours from Tamiya would be sutiable, I am also assuming they are standard german/Finnish colors? In that case what are the coresponding colors from tamiya called?

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Old 09-29-2007, 08:23 PM   #2
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Tiger Ace, what I have been doing lately is taking the colors that I want to our local paint stores and have them scan them and mix them right there. It is a lot cheaper and you have paint to last a long time. You can have it mixed flat or simigloss what ever you like.
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Old 09-29-2007, 09:06 PM   #3
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Tiger Ace, what I have been doing lately is taking the colors that I want to our local paint stores and have them scan them and mix them right there. It is a lot cheaper and you have paint to last a long time. You can have it mixed flat or simigloss what ever you like.
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Flat? Who mixes flat? Sherwin Williams can give me a good match, but only in semi-gloss.
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Old 09-29-2007, 09:23 PM   #4
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If you find a really good Automotive paint store they can do color matching in flat and you get a good quality enamel instead of a latex house paint. They'll even put it in a spray can if you don't have a gun.
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Old 09-29-2007, 09:32 PM   #5
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If you find a really good Automotive paint store they can do color matching in flat and you get a good quality enamel instead of a latex house paint. They'll even put it in a spray can if you don't have a gun.
I have a couple good automotive paint stores, but they want $40 a quart for flattener.

So, I use Tractor Supply's buff primer mixed with a little black for Dunkelgelb, and their gray primer mixed with a little black and green for Panzer gray. Those are about $8 a quart.
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Old 09-29-2007, 09:42 PM   #6
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Lowes has been doing mine. I ask for flat and when I spray it it comes out flat. Home Depot also did some for me and it is flat.
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Old 09-29-2007, 11:08 PM   #7
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The best colour I have found for Dark yellow is humbrol 94 and for the green humbrol 86 . For 1/6 scale it might be worth your while getting a litre mixed up . But for your green one or two tins of humbrol 86 would do . As you should only lightly spray on your como . I hope this helps . Dale.
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I just checked all my cans of paint and the base says Flat Enamel. They are Behr and Glidden brands.
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I just checked all my cans of paint and the base says Flat Enamel. They are Behr and Glidden brands.
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Better stock up. Home Depot told me they will be dropping all enamels in favor of latex.
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Old 09-30-2007, 02:26 AM   #10
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Cheers guys, something to think about

Also Dale, do these humbrol paints come in spray cans?

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Old 09-30-2007, 05:21 AM   #11
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Hello Chris . They only come in tins , just thin with 20% turps and use your air brush. Dale.
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