Paint match in USA

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Cutter
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Paint match in USA

Post by Cutter » Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:54 pm

What would be a good match for Marlborough Blue in the USA? Suggestions welcome.
I can't import paints from the UK but aim to model the Coronation set and don't know what would be a good match for Marlborough Blue. Garter Blue is not a problem as I can get the Humbrol acrylic.

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Re: Paint match in USA

Post by MikeTrice » Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:31 pm


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Re: Paint match in USA

Post by Cutter » Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:14 pm

Perfect, thanks. Yes, I can get those paints, and I can also get the Humbrol Garter Blue.

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Re: Paint match in USA

Post by MikeTrice » Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:57 am

Not certain how accurate the Humbrol colour is. The formula I gave in the post is matched to Precision Garter Blue.

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Re: Paint match in USA

Post by Cutter » Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:36 am

I'll see how well the Humbrol Garter Blue matches the Dapol A4s. I'm a little sceptical of "authentic" colors generally because paints fade or discolor in use and get dirty. Furthermore the colors we see vary according to the light, whether the object is wet or dry, and the viewing distance. If my Coronation coaches look harmonious with my A4 I'll be happy.

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