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Titanic Color Set Today

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Titanic Color Set Today
Posted by Fxguy1 on Thursday, March 18, 2021 10:46 AM

So I know a lot of the colors suggested by Art Braunschweiger are no longer available. I had someone suggest the SC997- RMS Titanic Tech Set. I came across this set by Vallejo - Vallejo Naval Steam Era Paint. Has anyone used it? Looks like a great mix that I might be able to closely match Arts colors with. 

sorry for the fonts, typing on IPad is not great! 

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Friday, March 19, 2021 7:13 AM

 

 

 

MODEL COLOR NAVAL (STEAM ERA) PAINT SET INCLUDES:
Brass Off White Black Grey Pale Grey Blue
Light Orange Yellow Ochre Sand Yellow Red
Dark Blue Burnt Umber Golden Yellow Sky Blue
Deep Green Green Sky Hull Red Sky Grey

 

You probably only need half of the set but having it on hand will be better than having to go out & piecemeal other individual colors.  The off-white and black gray are 'scale effect' colors since pure white and black are too stark on scale models.  White Star Buff is a unique color and will take some experimental mixing to get to a color you approve.

 

Model Color paints are designed for hand brushing out of the bottle.   With appropriate thinning they may be airbrushed.

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    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, March 19, 2021 7:36 AM

The three most important colors you need are white, black, and a low saturation flat red.  Almost every paint brand has the white and black.  Many brands have a British Crimson or similar for lower hull.  Most brands have a light tan for the deck.  The tough one is the buff for the stacks.  I have made buff from flat yellow and flat tan.  Keep adding small amounts of tan till you get a proper buff.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Friday, March 19, 2021 9:00 AM

I would certainly factor in that for any scale 1/350 or larger you will need a lot of paint. Say half a dozen bottles of each color for the big model.

Im cheap so I would be looking at spray cans for all but the buff.

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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    February 2018
  • From: North Carolina, USA
Posted by Model Monkey on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 11:29 PM

Scalecolors offers acrylic paint colors specifically for Titanic models.

There is even a very good White Star Buff (click here).

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    March 2018
  • From: Chicago suburbs
Posted by Luvspinball on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 9:08 AM

Had to laugh at the "Titanic Tears" for $2.99.

 

Bob Frysztak

Luvspinball

Current builds:  Revell 1/96 USS Constitution with extensive scratch building

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 9:26 AM

Cute way to label thinner.

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  • From: Lacombe, LA.
Posted by Big Jake on Thursday, March 25, 2021 10:38 AM

Humbrol #7 enamel is a perfect match, although gloss you can mix 50/50 with their matt varnish to give you a perfect semi gloss.  I'm not a fan of the little tins  - but any port in a storm.

https://www.gaugemasterretail.com/magento/humbrol-axa0076.html

 

I've built over 30 titanics for customers and have been using this shade for 20 years. 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • From: Lacombe, LA.
Posted by Big Jake on Thursday, March 25, 2021 10:43 AM
I love the bottle of modelers tears......

 

 

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, March 25, 2021 11:25 AM

Hi;

    The closest match I have come to use is the BUFF that was used by the U.S. Coast Guard in the forties and fifties. It's changed now. But, it is still easy enough to make. One empty bottle( Testors MM.Size.) Four drops( Medium ) Chrome Yellow (Not Chromate). One third of a bottle of Light Tan.

     Oh! these are all flat colors. Shake well and then let sit for about half an hour and shake and stir again. Now, Here's where you'll think I am nuts. Two large drops of Dark Grey! Again Mix well.  Last Color, Leaving room at the top Add Flat White. Now really mix well. The color will be kind of blah! Add Chrome yellow till it looks right in reflected light. Then Paint to your hearts content.

      I use this so much on Commercial ships I make a lot! Usually about Six or Eight bottles a year. I also use it in Model Car and Truck interiors. In them it takes the place of what the dealers call " Buckskin". P.S. you can also use ONE drop ( Medium ) of  Insignia(Flat)RED to turn it to The " Cordoba Leather" Ricardo Mantalban touted in the Chrysler Cordoba ads.

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    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, March 25, 2021 3:46 PM

Tanker-Builder
The closest match I have come to use is the BUFF that was used by the U.S. Coast Guard in the forties and fifties.

The USCG name of the color is "Spar" and White Ensign (now I think "colourcoats") has it.

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, March 25, 2021 4:29 PM

Well; Thanks Bill!

     I knew it was out there, I just couldn't remember the names of who it was.

  • Member since
    August 2004
  • From: Lamarque,Texas
Posted by uspsjuan on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 7:13 AM
Scalecolors has a full set of all required colors to complete this model. Its for the 1/200 kit , but you did not state which kit you had. Either way the colors are the same no matter which kit you have. Happy building!
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