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Offline paul swainson

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Re: HMS Curacoa
« Reply #30 on: 21 February 2017, 12:31:49 »
Thanks for that could you give me the name of the paint supplier and the paint code you used.  Would like to try it on my Hull after the last cost of primer goes on.

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Re: HMS Curacoa
« Reply #31 on: 23 February 2017, 09:04:07 »
Hi Paul .
        I am using Humbrol Satin Medium Sea Grey code no 165.
Hope this helps
David


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Re: HMS Curacoa
« Reply #32 on: 23 February 2017, 09:19:22 »
Hi Paul.
       If you want to use Acrylic try LIFECOLOR  Admiralty Medium Grey code number UA 632.

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Re: HMS Curacoa
« Reply #33 on: 26 February 2017, 13:00:22 »
Thanks guys. information very useful.

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Re: HMS Curacoa
« Reply #34 on: 02 March 2017, 14:08:59 »
Have been looking at the colours and the code 165 seems to be lighter the the lifecolor Admiralty Grey code UA 632.  Am I wrong or is it just me.

Paul 

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Re: HMS Curacoa
« Reply #35 on: 07 March 2017, 12:39:52 »
Hi Paul
      Difficult to tell it might be lighter but the Lifecolour one may be a little darker . Wartime photos are deceiving I have shots of Curacoa where colour appears very dark and others where it is very light ! I know that photos of my models taken on the water also show different colours according to the light conditions .
        The colour of Curacoa is a  darker than the modern ship greys !

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Re: HMS Curacoa
« Reply #36 on: 07 March 2017, 12:41:10 »
Paul
   Sovereign Hobbies also do the colour in their range !

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Re: HMS Curacoa
« Reply #37 on: 16 March 2017, 15:52:54 »
Have ordered a couple of 22ml of LIFECOLOUR as they are seem to be the office match for the grey I need.  Once I have them will paint a gun turret and then match the colour with a vehicle spray can to the best match. Will let you know how I get on. Paul

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Re: HMS Curacoa
« Reply #38 on: 18 March 2017, 15:48:05 »
Paint arrived today and I have painted one gun turret and believe it or not its a shad lighter the the standard grey primer I am using on the work done so far, but has a shine to it.  When dry will post a photo of one painted and one not.

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Re: HMS Curacoa
« Reply #39 on: 19 March 2017, 16:39:58 »
Ok Paul . Sounds like you might get there with your colour . My medium grey is also a litle different to the primer but not much !

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Re: HMS Curacoa
« Reply #40 on: 22 March 2017, 10:47:52 »
I have now made masters for lockers , hatches etc and made the moulds. I have cast them in resin and the photos show most of them placed on the model , I will next remove them for undercoat, painting and then final fitting.
I took the model to our lake last week for a water test and found more ballast was needed which resulted in a rather expensive visit o my local builders merchants . I now have LOTS of lead .
She is beginning to look the part now , adding the fittings really brings the model to life .
Still a lot to do !!!

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Re: HMS Curacoa
« Reply #41 on: 19 April 2017, 10:41:09 »
I have been busy making more fittings, guns etc , competing masts and mast top radars, completed some rigging .
Prior to starting fitting out I took her down to the Solent RCMBC water at Setley Pond  for ballasting and sea trials , she was very stable turned well overall very satisfactory .
I have now started fitting out with bridge detailing and pom pom in place , now making up 4.5" guns , quad Vickers guns, single pom poms and fitting them in place .
She is now really starting to look the part .

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Re: HMS Curacoa
« Reply #42 on: 25 April 2017, 15:32:22 »
More progress . Anchor cables ,anchors and paravane chains all fitted . Guns made up and fitted and some rigging started .

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Re: HMS Curacoa
« Reply #43 on: 27 April 2017, 10:17:16 »
She looks superb

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Re: HMS Curacoa
« Reply #44 on: 28 April 2017, 10:20:03 »
Thank you Troy your comment much appreciated .
David