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Humbrol 196 and the Buccaneer
« on: June 24, 2020, 02:37:17 am »
Apparently this is a light grey and it looks - on screen at least - close to Halfords primer in colour.  Is this indeed the case?

However, and more importantly, did RAF Buccaneers have the same colour in their wheel well bays?  In general and more specifically the 1980s?  The instructions in ye olde 1989 Brick say Humbrol 40, which looks like another grey.
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Re: Humbrol 196 and the Buccaneer
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2020, 05:34:11 am »
Having checked this morning with the relevant tinlets at Uncle Franks, the grey looks close enough to Halfords Primer for me to get away with. 

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Re: Humbrol 196 and the Buccaneer
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2020, 07:48:06 am »
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Re: Humbrol 196 and the Buccaneer
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2020, 01:34:41 pm »
Just seen this, so apologies for the late reply.
the Buccaneers u/c bay and legs were a very very light grey with a blueish tinge.
Itís probably 1983 or so since the last time I had anything to do with Buccaneers,
But Iím fairly sure thatís correct. If pressed Iíd go with BSC381-697 Light admiralty grey.
And if I recall right the cockpits main colour was Dark Admiralty grey.

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Re: Humbrol 196 and the Buccaneer
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2020, 01:45:12 pm »
Just seen this, so apologies for the late reply.
the Buccaneers u/c bay and legs were a very very light grey with a blueish tinge.
Itís probably 1983 or so since the last time I had anything to do with Buccaneers,
But Iím fairly sure thatís correct. If pressed Iíd go with BSC381-697 Light admiralty grey.
And if I recall right the cockpits main colour was Dark Admiralty grey.

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Dark Admiralty Grey is done by Colourcoats as M16 in their range with M23 being the Light Admiralty Grey if that's any help.

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Re: Humbrol 196 and the Buccaneer
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2020, 01:58:27 pm »
Having checked out colourcoats light admiralty grey Iíd say yes but no, I remember it being much lighter
In colour although definitely with that blueish tinge. Still colour chips, your/my computer/tablet screen and.....

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Re: Humbrol 196 and the Buccaneer
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2020, 03:42:47 pm »
Does this ring a bell Keith ?

This is the Buccaneer wheel bay found at Yeovilton RN museum. I took the photo because I couldn't figure out how the wheel & leg retracted into it from the kits I have.

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Re: Humbrol 196 and the Buccaneer
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2020, 09:30:01 am »
Yes thatís what it used to look like in there, :thumbsup: only the paint was a bit more shiny
Of course thatís a fair few years ago :rolleyes:
Still looks like Light Admiralty Grey to me, unless anyone has a BSC chart and Handy Buccaneer to check against  ;)

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