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>> Home > Forum > Building Related > What Colour?
What Colour?
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(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 218
8th Dec 2016 10:30  
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I have recently finished an Aeronaut Pilot Boat using a Halfords aerosol spray - VW Brilliant Orange, the colour recommended by a fellow modeller. It gave excellent results for a very modest price.
I am now building a 49" Perkasa and am looking to use the same type of paint.
Can anyone help with the corresponding shade of sea grey used on this type of boat please?

(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 218
8th Dec 2016 15:08  
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I thought I had better be the first to reply to my own post before you all realised what little research I had done beforehand! I have answered my own question.
Searching the Halfords website I find that they do in fact make an aerosol "Sea Grey" which on further investigation has already been used on a Perkasa. They also supply a touch up bottle for detail on the deckhouse.
As an old schoolfriend continually likes to remind me - "If all else fails, read the instructions!"
How I rose to the dizzy heights of Commander I will never know.

(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 550
8th Dec 2016 16:18  
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Hi Steve, also a possibility is grey primer, if you want a matt finish


Etherow Model Boat Club
(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 218
8th Dec 2016 20:41  
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That's a thought, thanks Mark. I could strengthen it with a matt varnish perhaps?