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RN Buccaneer radome Humbrol Paint #
« on: April 05, 2020, 12:10:04 pm »
I need the Humbrol number for the RN Buccaneer radome.  I've tried googling it with no result. 

I remember, in my youth, building the Airfix kit with a hinged radome, but that was over 15 years, one marriage, and about a dozen addresses ago ...

Anyone know what that gold/brass/bronze colour is supposed to be? 

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Re: RN Buccaneer radome Humbrol Paint #
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2020, 12:19:47 pm »
Isn't it called Radome Tan ?


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Re: RN Buccaneer radome Humbrol Paint #
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2020, 12:38:30 pm »
if it's any help, I built an anti-flash white Skyhawk with the same unpainted radome. What I did was put a coat of clear gloss over the unpainted resin (Freightdog) radome and then painted it in lengthways strokes with Hu.148 Radome Tan which streaked 'authentically' due to the gloss. The band around the back was Hu.98 Chocolate. It looks messy in the pic because of the magnification, but seen at normal distance it's fine.

From here: https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=40220.msg682698#msg682698

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Re: RN Buccaneer radome Humbrol Paint #
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2020, 05:03:06 am »
Humbrol's Hemp (168) is also a good alternative for radomes, it's more greyish and subdued than 148.

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Re: RN Buccaneer radome Humbrol Paint #
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2020, 02:17:43 pm »
Thanks, all.  I have Radome Tan paint - it's just that for some reason I thought it was a metallic colour that was used on the Buccs.  Live and learn!  :) 
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Re: RN Buccaneer radome Humbrol Paint #
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2020, 02:44:33 pm »
LOL - it's literally the colour of unpainted fibreglass....
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