Making a colour fan

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Jean B.
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Making a colour fan

Post by Jean B. » Tue May 01, 2018 12:06 pm

With all my model builds, I always was annoyed to find the correct shade for finishing them. I generally work with enamel paints, usually from Humbrol and Revell, and the lids of the small jars should show the inside paint, but mostly there are bigger differences between both... Lately Humbrol only applies printed (!) stickers on the jars which definitely do not show what you really get! So I made the big step: I bought the complete range of Humbrol and Revell paints, cut out small cards from transparent printer foil and brushed one side with the original paint. The other - plastic - side shows the colour as if varnished.

On the front side the abbreviation of the paint is stated, and if possible I determined the number of the RAL colour system for compatibility with other systems, if necessary. For example, this is the "Yellow range/RAL # 1":

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"Red":

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The extensive "Grey range/RAL # 7":

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On the reverse side the original finish (gloss/matt/silk-matt) is visible:

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Stored assorted in a small card file:

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What a colourful life! :P

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Tom
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Re: Making a colour fan

Post by Tom » Tue May 01, 2018 12:55 pm

Nice idea to make a swatch book. I should really do that for my huge collection of touch-up paint.

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