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Remember Humbrol's Deck Bleached Teak? - Anyone?

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    April 2014
Posted by Petegee on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 3:06 PM
Humbrol Deck Bleached Teak (HN 4r ) or Humbrol Deck Plan (HC 4) were discontinued some (a lot of) years back, I seriously doubt if any tins exist anywhere. There is hope still! According to several websites, mainly from the UK, numerous discontinued colors creeped into the regular offerings, but with different names. You might want to Google "old Humbrol colo(u)rs" or "old Humbrol numbers". In doing so myself, I found that current Humbrol 74 is cross-listed with HN 4. Satin 'Oak' or 'Pale Stone' or even 'Linen' come up as close possibilities that might make you mixing easier. Good luck. PeetGee


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    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, October 17, 2020 3:50 PM

No I don't.

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Remember Humbrol's Deck Bleached Teak? - Anyone?
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, October 17, 2020 2:09 PM

I just had to write this.

       I mentioned the above named paint for a specific reason. When it was available I used probably two tins a day. Yup, between Motoryachts, I did Sailing Ships too. The clients wanted them to look like they would have, if, they got HolyStoned everyday.

        The Color was semi-gloss. This made a great base for Dry brushing the odd colors you would see from 500 foot in the air. Not much plank seperation as much as tonal differences around the decks. The dry brushing was done with Home Made Weathering ( Oil Based Chalks.) Gently but sensibly.

        Deck Bleached Teak even found it's way into my car models. The color was such it looked, after burnishing with my fingers and a Q - tip like the auto Interior color " Doeskin" you'd see in a Cadillac or Buick Riviera!

        Great all around base for figure painting .The skin area reacted to those powders with a base of this wonderful color. I sure miss it. Like Model Master they started going Bye-Bye by cutting color selection. So specific lines were dropped!

        Their British Aircraft interior and exterior matched the specs perfectly. Also it was a great base for " Desert Pink" or Desert Camo to you Armor guys.

         I have been able to mix a color close but it takes four different bottles of Testors Square bottles. I will NOT give up either.


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