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#1
Tompslattery

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Hi

I am looking for period appropriate colour paint for the Le Renard kit I'm working on. Going to try and match the colour on the full size replica.

http://www.modelship...lue/paint-sets/

Does anyone know if these are any good/appropriate? As a further challenge I'm colour blind which makes choosing paints always a challenge (not to mention clothes etc)
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KeithW

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Hi Tom, whereabouts in Australia are you located? If you are in Melbourne, I would suggest you pay a visit to Float A Boat and check out the Admiralty paint collection. These are paints which were formulated specifically for wooden ship modellers. 


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Regards, Keith

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Tompslattery

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I'm sweltering in Brisbane
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piratepete007

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Hi Tom,

 

Far less humid down in Adelaide !

 

For great advice and a vast array of colours, you cannot go past the Games Workshop stores (I see there are stores in Queen Street Brisbane and at Chermside to name just two). They will advise you on wet brushing and dry brushing. You are guaranteed of getting just what you want.

 

Pete


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S.Coleman

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A lot nicer here in Perth! :) The Citadel brand manly found in games workshop or anywhere Warhammer miniatures are sold.
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hornet

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Hi Tom

Miniature Steam - also based in Melbourne selling online - also stocks Admiralty Paints. These paints are acrylic, have excellent coverage, are historically accurate
and work very well in an airbrush. Link below.

http://www.miniature...dmiralty-paints

Cheers
Steve
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Tompslattery

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Thanks all.  The miniature steam seems the go as they deliver, hopefully at a reasonable price haven't checked that as yet.  Do these admiralty paints need thinning for brushing?


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KeithW

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No need to thin Admiralty paints. They perform really well straight out of the container. 


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gjdale

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I've recently started using Vallejo acrylic paints and they are excellent. Their main range is called Model Colour, which can be brushed as is or thinned to use in an airbrush. They also do a range called Model Air, which is designed to be used in an airbrush without thinning, though I understand that some folks do thin them anyway. The colour range is extensive; if you know the standard international designator for the colour you want (I can't remember what the dsignator system is called) you will be able to find it, or a very close match in the Vallejo range. That should help with your colour blindness. Most local hobby/toy stores seem to carry the Vallejo range.
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Brian the extraordinaire

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I went into a art supply store and purchased a high quality acrylic artists paint in a tube like Matisse artists acrylic. The colour you are after is yellow ochre.


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Roger Pellett

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Over many years I have used enamels, and laquers - Floquill, Humbrol, and even indoor alkyd trim paint mixed in "historic colors." All produced results that I considered to be satisfactory with varying levels of difficulty.

After reading articles written by Eric Ronnberg and Rob Napier in the Nautical Research Journal I decided to try acrylics artist's colors on my latest project. I have been mixing these to develop my own colors that I believe to be period correct. I mix the colors from the tubes to make the pigment. I add some matt medium, and then thin with water for a consistency that will work with my air brush. Thicker mixes can be used for brushing.

I am sold on this approach. By spraying multiple very thin coats runs are not a problem. Clean up is easy, and the paint dries quickly. The paint produces a smooth egg shell finish that works with my 1:32 modeling scale. It was surprisingly easy to mix colors by eye. The colors are available at any artist supply store.

Roger
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