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Shades of French Buff - Please vote you're preference

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Shades of French Buff - Please vote you're preference
Posted by JoeSMG on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 7:29 AM

I've been trying to get a decent match of French buff/gold for my Charles Martel build.

I was hoping to create a poll but don't see how to do it here - please give me a hand and cast your vote the old fassion way. I do have a preference and depending how this goes it might be light gray!

Thanks in advance!


First picture is for context:

Choices are from left to right -

A:

B:

C:

D:

E:
None of the above!

- Joe the SMG

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Posted by missileman2000 on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 8:41 AM

I believe C is the closest to the buff of late 19th, early 20th century.

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 10:04 AM

I like B the most.

Colourcoats makes a color called Buff, which I used on my Imperial German Navy cruiser.

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Posted by JoeSMG on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 12:05 PM

Missileman2000 - I agreed with your choice of C: I even did a first pass using that color

But after seeing it in place, I started to feel Bill's choice: B, might be better as it is whiter/lighter. I'm still on the fence between the two. I had originaly used D: and that was way too orange, wish I had taken pictures though.

Please weigh in folks! I need a tie breaker!

- Joe the SMG

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 1:49 PM

C looks about right!

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Posted by Tcoat on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 2:02 PM

The colour of C looks good but it should probably be toned down a bit with some white to lighten it a bit in scale. 

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 3:56 PM

Hi!

   I do believe a color choice between Cand D would be perfect. The others are either too light or too bright!

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Posted by rcboater on Saturday, January 14, 2023 9:17 AM

Tcoat

The colour of C looks good but it should probably be toned down a bit with some white to lighten it a bit in scale. 

I agree.  I'd try "C", but tone it down with a bit of grey to reduce the intensity.

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Posted by missileman2000 on Saturday, January 14, 2023 9:37 AM

rcboater

 

 
Tcoat

The colour of C looks good but it should probably be toned down a bit with some white to lighten it a bit in scale. 

 

 

I agree.  I'd try "C", but tone it down with a bit of grey to reduce the intensity.

 

Good point.  Late 20th and 21 century paints seem to be more saturated than paints frm past.  To me a good buff is not real high saturation.  Do not be reluctent to mix paint- just go slow and try paint on scrap for every mix.

 

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Posted by DUSTER on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 12:20 AM

Id vote for C and then runner up B

but the idea of adding  a little bit of gray sounds like a good one just to "scale it down"

Steve

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Posted by DRUMS01 on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 5:09 PM

I'm on board with you and rcboater, try C with the gray to tone it down.

See what I did there, "on board"?

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