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RNZAF Paint colour 2 weeks 3 days ago #1

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I am trying to be a little pro active this coming year and thinking ahead to a couple of projects I want to tackle . So I have a question for you knowledgeable types..
What colour Grey do the RNZAF use for thier Low Viz scheme Hercs?
Also maybe Hadley might be able to help on this one...What green do they use on Apache Choppers? Sometimes it almost looks black....Or is that just exposure to the elements?
Anyways..Cheers for any help!;)

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The Hercs are FS26118 gunship grey (same as FS36118 but matt, which can be fixed with a final matt coat). The Apaches are painted US Army Helo Drab FS34031 but this colour varies a huge amount depending on weathering etc. Here's a link to various paint manufacturers etc, here . Best way to go would be find the example you want to do and mix until it looks right.
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Cheers! Appreciate that!

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RNZAF Hercules use 26118, iaw Finishing scheme drawing AF9497 Rev E. This is not matt, the 2 denotes semi gloss finish.

Apache is 34031.
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Cheers guys..The Herc is actually an AC-130 Spooky that I want to do as a "What If" . I am actually thinking I may do it "Have Glass"...well I was but it seems Mr.Paint wont ship here anymore..Or BNA...

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Nosferatu wrote: it seems Mr.Paint wont ship here anymore..Or BNA...

Boooo :(

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Nosferatu wrote: it seems Mr.Paint wont ship here anymore..Or BNA...


It's true. After being messed around by Lucky Model with my latest order for Mr. Metal paints, I asked BNA if there was any way they could send my Mr. Metal paints by surface. They replied along the lines of not being allowed to send overseas anymore due to a restriction by their forwarder.

There's always a way around it though. I might order some, have them sent to my mates in Perth and get them to send them to me. A long way to go, I know, but at least BNA have them in stock. Lucky Model state they are 2 - 6 weeks for restock, but I have waited approx 4 months.

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That may be the way to go.. I was wondering if going the youshop route might work also..Buy from a supplier in the UK or the states....but I will have to look into NZ Post's shipping restrictions. Does anyone know if anyone in NZ is trying to become Mr.Paint Stockists? I have used them and they are awesome.. somebody is missing a trick cause they are getting pretty popular!
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Get them straight out of Eastern Europe where they are made, Uschi is also selling them and shipping them around.
I do believe that an NZ distributor is coming though ;)

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Gary wrote: Get them straight out of Eastern Europe where they are made, Uschi is also selling them and shipping them around.
I do believe that an NZ distributor is coming though ;)


Cheers Gary. I did try the main site in Europe but it had no shipping option and wouldn't let you progress further..something mustve changed because I used to get them there...anyway..I will give Uschi a go>

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BNA across the ditch sell Mr Paint. They are a bit closer to Godzone than Europe.

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Viperbuilder wrote: BNA across the ditch sell Mr Paint. They are a bit closer to Godzone than Europe.


Yeah wont post to nz tho....Uschi outta stock...found some in Croatia on evil bay that says it ships international...see what happens:)

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Darn, I was thinking of getting some Mr Paint to try from BNA. Oh well, I'll wait and see how you get on in obtaining the paint.

I'm looking forward to trying out my AK Extreme metal paints over the holiday break after looking at Ian's results with the same at the Armistice show. I'll just have to find a kit to build that has an NMF.

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Hey Nos, as above, paint is olive drab for the apaches, but the condition of them can show a difference between each one
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So I have just received and paid the invoice on ebay from cro-hobby in Croatia for MRP FS36118 & Have Glass... $30 NZD shipped..very close to what BNA would have charged if they would ship. Fingers crossed it will get here ok!

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Notification of postage received this morning.. MRP is on its way!

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This online retailer was a good find. I see they stock Zero paints as well, which will be worth investigating further.

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If you havn't found it already here is the link to the actual website..
www.cro-hobby.com/en/
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Nosferatu wrote: Notification of postage received this morning.. MRP is on its way!


Out of interest... What did it cost per bottle with shipping included?

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$15 a bottle...so not cheap...but it does go a long way..and compared to BNA's prices not THAT different.and BNA wont ship here.

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