Stripping & Painting

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Re: Stripping & Painting

Postby cityfan247 » 27 Feb 2016, 11:23

Nice painting style - look very authentic.

One thing though, shouldn't the OPS have the white socks and the WBA the yellow ones?
Possibly mate, but I like them like this ;-)
I think the point was not to neccessarily to do a replica of a ref number ie exact match, colour shades etc. But to simply revive some old figures in a realistic way. I think mission accomplished very well. I like 'em.

I agree with Steve i like the painting style- as i said before i first glance i thought the stripes on the 126 were original so good job Tel.

Would love to see the 293 as well mate.

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Re: Stripping & Painting

Postby up the boro » 27 Feb 2016, 14:30

The below tones of green are the only ones available from Airfix in the 1960's/70's, I wonder if oxidisation is to blame?
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Re: Stripping & Painting

Postby spudski » 27 Feb 2016, 15:24

I wonder if they mixed a green or used a different manufacturer Tel?

Green seems to be one of those colours, that depending on how thick the paint is applied, looks different...stripes look lighter...but it is the same green as a GK shirt.

Do the Greens offered by Airfix also colour match that of a ref 62?

My gut feeling is that they used a different manufacturer for Green. M18 looks the only one that could be close enough for normal SSG green...and knowing how hard it is to mix and get right, i'd say SSG used a different manufacturer...just my guess.

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Re: Stripping & Painting

Postby up the boro » 27 Feb 2016, 16:07

I wonder if they mixed a green or used a different manufacturer Tel?

Green seems to be one of those colours, that depending on how thick the paint is applied, looks different...stripes look lighter...but it is the same green as a GK shirt.

Do the Greens offered by Airfix also colour match that of a ref 62?

My gut feeling is that they used a different manufacturer for Green. M18 looks the only one that could be close enough for normal SSG green...and knowing how hard it is to mix and get right, i'd say SSG used a different manufacturer...just my guess.
Maybe Ian, M18 is the one I have used with these guys, there were quite a few enamel paint suppliers in the 70's, but only Airfix who solely dealt in plastic, there was an outfit called gloy who did enamels but there avenue was bike frames and fishing floats, the green seems to be the only one that doesn't come close, oh and flesh tone too
It all seems very easy, this revolution game
But when you start to really play things won't be quite the same
Your intellectual theories on how it's going to be
Don't seem to take into account the true reality

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Re: Stripping & Painting

Postby Wrightenberg » 27 Feb 2016, 18:10

Love the Norrkoping. The light blue looks great

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Re: Stripping & Painting

Postby spudski » 27 Feb 2016, 19:14

I wonder if they mixed a green or used a different manufacturer Tel?

Green seems to be one of those colours, that depending on how thick the paint is applied, looks different...stripes look lighter...but it is the same green as a GK shirt.

Do the Greens offered by Airfix also colour match that of a ref 62?

My gut feeling is that they used a different manufacturer for Green. M18 looks the only one that could be close enough for normal SSG green...and knowing how hard it is to mix and get right, i'd say SSG used a different manufacturer...just my guess.
Maybe Ian, M18 is the one I have used with these guys, there were quite a few enamel paint suppliers in the 70's, but only Airfix who solely dealt in plastic, there was an outfit called gloy who did enamels but there avenue was bike frames and fishing floats, the green seems to be the only one that doesn't come close, oh and flesh tone too
Strange one isn't it...shame we lose such information over time.
Saw some Pathe news footage today of how they produced Matchbox cars...shame it was never done for SSG.

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Re: Stripping & Painting

Postby up the boro » 27 Feb 2016, 19:56

Seen that, thought it was a good documentary.....
It all seems very easy, this revolution game
But when you start to really play things won't be quite the same
Your intellectual theories on how it's going to be
Don't seem to take into account the true reality

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Re: Stripping & Painting

Postby spudski » 27 Feb 2016, 21:44

...indeed fella :-)

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Re: Stripping & Painting

Postby Focus On » 28 Feb 2016, 09:46

Someone surely must know what bloody green they used, used enough of it on keepers
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Re: Stripping & Painting

Postby up the boro » 28 Feb 2016, 09:56

Someone surely must know what bloody green they used, used enough of it on keepers
Mr MA??
Its a strange one Mark lad, all the other base colours are spot on apart from the flesh & the green, you know my theories on the flesh tone so I am sticking with that one, the green is a odd one, cant see SSG being unhappy with what Airfix had, just make and do, green is green, before the enamel paints SSG used lead based paints on the OHW's, they might have continued to use that tone, maybe because most of the keepers were green and to change tone may have been too radical....second guessing here like...
It all seems very easy, this revolution game
But when you start to really play things won't be quite the same
Your intellectual theories on how it's going to be
Don't seem to take into account the true reality

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Re: Stripping & Painting

Postby up the boro » 28 Feb 2016, 10:26

Here is a picture of the earliest enamels produced by Airfix, the green doesn't look right as well....interesting....
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But when you start to really play things won't be quite the same
Your intellectual theories on how it's going to be
Don't seem to take into account the true reality

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Re: Stripping & Painting

Postby Focus On » 28 Feb 2016, 11:00

you can make the green and the skin with two each of todays range but its an arse pain

same goes for the purple but for lilac you need three ffs, and its hit and miss to get it just so

not fun if your in a hurry for an order
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