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Post by Allan Patrick on Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:04 pm

Can anyone suggest the best source of authentic colour paints for a WWII Hurricane? Beastie will be glow powered so I'll be using fuelproofer but fuel resistance would be good. I don't want to get lots & lots of small tinlets if I can help it. Thanks
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Post by Mark Barnes on Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:31 pm

Phil Clarke at fighter aces paints are supposed to be very good but have only heard that via word of mouth

http://www.fighteraces.co.uk/product/warbirdcolours-paint/

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Post by Allan Patrick on Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:43 pm

They look great. Thanks Mark
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Post by Guest on Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:50 pm

matt humbrol sprays really well but not fuel proof Very Happy

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Post by Allan Patrick on Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:15 pm

And only small tinlets it seems. These had been one possibility but I knew there was better out there somewhere
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Post by Guest on Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:22 pm

goes a long way when sprayed Very Happy

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Post by Andy Sayle on Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:53 am

Allan, have you thought about going to an automotive paint supplier, who can mix custom colours? There's one in Rhyl who I know can match colours. If you got hold of a colour sample (printout perhaps?) I bet he could get some mixed up. You would probably need some lacquer to fuel proof it though (unless you went down the route of that nasty 2k stuff)....

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Post by Allan Patrick on Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:55 am

Yes, thanks, but its too much hassle for off the shelf colours
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Post by Guest on Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:09 am

How big is the Hurricane Allan ? Very Happy

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Post by Allan Patrick on Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:49 pm

I had strongly considered Humbrol, the quality and colour are very good. I have some small quantities left over from an Airfix kit and tested these on some scrap balsa I had covered with the same covering by soaking in some high nitro fuel for a day or more. A bit severe I know! These were acrylics and were attacked by the fuel. I haven't tested enamels but seem to remember they are not fully proof. The model is 62" span so think that I'll need quite a few 14 ml tinlets

There's a bit of history here. I had a diesel earmarked for the model however now feel that its maybe a bit big and heavy for the capacity. I also had a good birthday pressie so a late change to a larger glow 4-st. Humbrol acrylics are 100% proof against diesel fuel
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