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Martian01/02/2017 19:27:19
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Apparently warbird colours are no longer available in the UK so what do you fellow modellers do for warplane paint now ,please help 😢

Peter Miller01/02/2017 19:41:31
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I bet Humbrol stiill make them as well as Tamiya and Revell.

You might need a lot of tinlets but it is an option

Denis Watkins01/02/2017 20:53:32
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There are many branches of Military Modelling Martian, and much can be learned and obtained from them. As already mentioned, Tamiya and Revell, but Military Modellers or renovators is a place to start

Martian01/02/2017 21:05:39
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Posted by Peter Miller on 01/02/2017 19:41:31:

I bet Humbrol stiill make them as well as Tamiya and Revell.

You might need a lot of tinlets but it is an option

I figured that as an option if nothing else I think I will opt for revell but as you say it's a lot of little pots , it's for my TN mossie,

And thanks Denis

Geoff Gardiner01/02/2017 22:39:42
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Hi Martian.

I'm in the same boat as you with my mossie.

I got hold of the RAL codes for the paint colours and took them to B&Q - they have the Valspar paint mixing service.

They could only do one of the colours that I wanted from the RAL codes - sky.

They can, however, scan colours and produce matching paint. My next plan is to get humbrol tinlets for the other colours, paint a sample swatch and get them to scan it and mix tester pots (£3 for 236ml).

Ian Moody01/02/2017 23:52:12
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Kings lynn model shop has larger tins of enamel paint in warbird colours chaps

onetenor02/02/2017 06:00:05
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Can I ask are they not being made or not being stocked ?

Don Fry02/02/2017 06:18:32
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WarbirdColours are still at Fighteraces.

Kevin Fairgrieve02/02/2017 06:57:56
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Posted by Donald Fry on 02/02/2017 06:18:32:

WarbirdColours are still at Fighteraces.

Go to there page.
There is a big note saying that after 10 years they are no longer going to supply them for various reasons.

**LINK**

Kev

John F02/02/2017 08:06:59
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Posted by Martian on 01/02/2017 19:27:19:

Apparently warbird colours are no longer available in the UK so what do you fellow modellers do for warplane paint now ,please help 😢

Warbirdcolours paint is still available, it is just that they are limited stocks. They are not the only supplier of WW2 aircraft colours though.

This is in an interesting comparison spreadsheet that covers most colours in other manufacturer ranges : **LINK**

Allan Bennett02/02/2017 08:23:26
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For many years I've used water-based acrylics by Lifecolor. They seem to cover all the usual British military colours as well as some other countries'.

Frank Skilbeck02/02/2017 08:34:04
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Solarlac also do mixing chart **LINK**

maurice northcott 202/02/2017 10:25:10
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Klass Kote from Phil at Fighter Aces....totally fuelproof to 5% Nitro too...... http://www.fighteraces.co.uk/product/klasskote/

Martian02/02/2017 11:31:36
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Thanks so much fellow modellers I knew I could count on your huge font of knowledge, just got to check all your links now 😀

Martian02/02/2017 11:34:32
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Posted by Geoff Gardiner on 01/02/2017 22:39:42:

Hi Martian.

I'm in the same boat as you with my mossie.

I got hold of the RAL codes for the paint colours and took them to B&Q - they have the Valspar paint mixing service.

They could only do one of the colours that I wanted from the RAL codes - sky.

They can, however, scan colours and produce matching paint. My next plan is to get humbrol tinlets for the other colours, paint a sample swatch and get them to scan it and mix tester pots (£3 for 236ml).

That's a cost effect way to try I've got the colours to do a swatch I had them left over from my revell mossie

Broken Prop02/02/2017 12:30:20
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Just be careful if you are intending to use the Humbrol paints as a guide. The paint colours are accurate but sometimes the colours on the tin lids are not and do not match the contents.

If the colour code is for 'Dunkelgrau' or similar official colour, then the colour on the lid is irrelevant but if the colour is just a number code, problems can occur.

Don't ask me how I know.

Pete

Martian02/02/2017 12:49:27
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Thanks Pete

Scott Edwards 202/02/2017 13:25:53
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WarbirdColours is beautiful paint to use, I love the stuff, gutted the supply is drying up.

Just phoned them, and the cost of import and supply is now just too much.

They have a few colours left, but I've just relieved them of half of it hahaha

On the good news front ... They are hoping to source a UK supplier of an equivalent paint in the future.
Don Fry02/02/2017 13:37:35
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I have been using the HobbyKing acrylic paints. Advertises as airbrush paints. They work very well sprayed or brushed, with very good coverage. Ignore the claims of being fuel proof

Andy Palmer02/02/2017 14:18:32
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I read the thread title and thought Chris Foss had produced a new model...wink

Must be an age thing.

Edited By Andy Palmer on 02/02/2017 14:18:49

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