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CIE 1940s green - best shade of spray paint

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Can anyone suggest which brand and shade of model spray paint is nearest to CIE 1940s dark green livery.

I have used Humbrol no 3 spray but it seems a tad bit darker than expected.

Have also used a shade of Tamiya and does think is quiet right looking.

  

All suggestions welcome,

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Check out the car spray paint rattle cans. The Halford ones give much better finish than the model ones and some branches will do a custom version for you.

 JHB will like as not have the best suggestions, but remember that colour pictures of new paintwork from the 1940s might not be that reliable in terms of time and things got weathered pretty quickly too, so it is about what looks right to you.

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I was searching for simular colour for f paint. Galteemores workbench thread heralds these results 

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This paint which I found a while back looks “pretty good” although I never have tried it myself the one below is *shock dark green* 8.50 at art&hobby


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an actual Snail with accurate colours for reference at the malahide meuseum 

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On 2/6/2022 at 1:12 PM, Westcorkrailway said:

I was searching for simular colour for f paint. Galteemores workbench thread heralds these results 

AFE33EF4-C6CE-4615-99A0-F720393AEAD3.jpeg.5ec7851f892a430c38bb0817c2fb366d.jpeg

147D1B81-35C0-4B34-8B69-84B0E4769483.thumb.jpeg.ff52613fd29663b914b1fb2bebe63d05.jpeg

This paint which I found a while back looks “pretty good” although I never have tried it myself the one below is *shock dark green* 8.50 at art&hobby


D8419805-93AC-4A00-9D39-7A57356DBE0D.thumb.jpeg.4d7af85751c4714328fd63e93d2b9530.jpeg

an actual Snail with accurate colours for reference at the malahide meuseum 

6A1F9737-EF7F-4A65-B655-8FF6E9A0FAC9.thumb.jpeg.2109b0dd3c81ce312ac7b0b2d9b6928f.jpeg

 

 

 

 

Thanks for the suggestion, I'm going to try your Halford combo suggestion, ordered to pick up tomorrow.

 

 

I picked up the Shock green in A&H last week but even on a base coat of Halford grey primer it is still too bright to the eye for 1940s dark green (see test spray pic) image.thumb.jpeg.5fa153f4d30da0d9296e4b0a390e587b.jpeg

 

It might suit post-1955 CIE green.

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35 minutes ago, Pete00018 said:

 

 

 

Thanks for the suggestion, I'm going to try your Halford combo suggestion, ordered to pick up tomorrow.

 

 

I picked up the Shock green in A&H last week but even on a base coat of Halford grey primer it is still too bright to the eye for 1940s dark green (see test spray pic) image.thumb.jpeg.5fa153f4d30da0d9296e4b0a390e587b.jpeg

 

It might suit post-1955 CIE green.

Aye that looks like the post 55 green, but shock green dark is a different colour and might do the job….I’ll try if if I ever make coaches of that era 

 

 But that combo of Halfords rattle cans is said to be “spot on” from what I’ve read 

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42 minutes ago, Pete00018 said:

 

 

 

Thanks for the suggestion, I'm going to try your Halford combo suggestion, ordered to pick up tomorrow.

 

 

I picked up the Shock green in A&H last week but even on a base coat of Halford grey primer it is still too bright to the eye for 1940s dark green (see test spray pic) image.thumb.jpeg.5fa153f4d30da0d9296e4b0a390e587b.jpeg

 

It might suit post-1955 CIE green.

It's too bright even for post-1955 green, to be honest..... but certainly nowhere close to the 1945-55 rail, and 1945-63 bus version.

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