A colour question

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  1. BikerBabe

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    Hi guys.

    I'm sitting here, sorting through my paints in order to get ready to start working on the rest of my 109-kit tomorrow - weather forecast says rain, wind, cold, boring, and of course I have the day off with weather like that. :p
    Anyway, tomorrow's 109-painting time! :lol:

    I've been looking though the colour conversion charts that I've gotten from you guys in here, and I can't find the Humbrol equivalent for the Tamiya colour codes AS-3, AS-4 and AS-5.
    Do any of you guys know what the closest thing to these colours, the Humbrol colour numbers'll be?
    Any help'll be appreciated.
     
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  3. BikerBabe

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    Hi bobbysocks, and thanks for your help. ;)
    Unfortunately I already have the PDF file mentioned on the page that you link to, and there's no AS-numbers in the Tamiya parts of the chart.
    The second link - the Humbrol page - says: We were unable to find any paints that matched your criteria - whenever I try any of those three Tamiya colours; and the third link hasn't got any of the AS-numbers either. :(
     
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    Hi Mike, and thanks for the links, that helped! ;) :thumbleft:

    I can see that the colour codes I'm searching for is basically these:
    FED-STD-595 Federal Standard 595 Colors FS 34052, 34159, 35352
    The light blue colour - AS-5 - is approx. Humbrol #65, dunno about the other two, though...I'll figure it out eventually, thanks again! ;)

    Cheers,

    Maria.

    EDIT: Dayum, I *know* I bought those colours, the guy in the shop helped me find the Humbrol equivalent, now where the he££ did I put them??? *rummages about*
     
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    #6 rochie, Oct 18, 2010
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    Maria
    for RLM65 i use Humbrol No 65 as you've just posted
    for RLM71 i use Humbrol No116
    for RLM02 you could use Humbrol No 71
    but for RLM02 i'm useing Vallejo model colour paint No 886
     
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    Hi Rochie and thank you very much for the info on the colours, we're getting there! :thumbleft:
     
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    #9 Wurger, Oct 18, 2010
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    To be honest the RLM65 (FS35414) should be a mix of Humbrol 65 or 55 and 30% of Humbrol 23.
    RLM70 ( FS34050) can be Humbrol 91
    RLM71 (FS34079) can be Humbrol 86 or 116.


    RLM02 (36165) - Humbrol 84. However it should be a mix of Humbrol 168+75+92+10 with proportion 4: 1: 1: 1
     
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    He, he, he....
     
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    Hi again guys, and thanks for your answers. Love y'all! *thumbleft: :thumbright:
    Anyway, after pondering my model building stuff, I'll wait with the paint mixing, and start with ready-from-the-tin, non-mixed paints, since the Tamiya 109 is the first kit I've been building for years.
    I'll settle on "something that looks a wee bit like the right colour" - for now.

    Right now I'll stick with making things look nice and being able to stick together; I'll save the colour facts that you've supplied me with, for when I'll be doing a better, more detailed model than the first one I'm working on now, I might even use the colour mixes you're suggesting, for my Dolfo-109, just to get used to it. ;)

    I do appreciate your help, and as I said, I'll save the "recipes"/mixes for later use.
    I've got plans with my two JG 26 109's, more about that *much* later. ;)
     
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    Wurger, that mix ratio looks like something I'd use painting a car.:lol:
     
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    He, he ,he... but the difference is that you have to use a bucket with a paint for car painting. :lol:
     
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    A bucket? Ah, I get it - dip the car in the bucket. What a great idea !
     
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    sadly bikerbabe youve just 48 posts left lol
     
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    I just saw this the other day, and now I can't find where I saw it, anyway, Tamiya AS3, 4, and 5, are RLM 74/75/76. From the information others have posted, sounds like Tamiya got the colors all wrong.
     
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