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PT-117 paint

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  • Member since
    April, 2010
PT-117 paint
Posted by Bob H on Thursday, March 16, 2017 10:48 PM

I am modeling Revells PT as PT-117 as launched. Are there any paints that are easy to find and equivalent to Navy Light grey 5-L or Navy dark grey 5-d as used in early PT production.

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, March 17, 2017 1:02 AM

Colourcoats has those paints in its US Navy range.

There are 2 stockists in the US.


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  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, March 17, 2017 9:54 AM

Here's a direct link to one of the US sellers Bish referenced.

I've ordered from them and they are very quick and reliable.

Colourcoat paint is very good stuff.  Comes in little tins like Humbrol


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  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, March 17, 2017 10:30 AM
Here are some equivalents for navy colors from IPMS if you want to go Vallejo.


1/72 Hasegawa Nell
1/700 Tamiya Scharnhorst / 1/700 Z-37 destroyer
1/72 Matchbox A-4 Mk-1 Comet

In Que

Probably a 1/144 TU-16 Badger.

Completing a kit is like cutting the head off a Hydra. Two more replace it in the stash.

  • Member since
    April, 2010
Posted by Bob H on Friday, March 17, 2017 1:28 PM

Thanks for the inputs. I have all ready ordered the paint from H&B Hobbies. Just got to finish the boat to use them.


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