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RAF Special Paint Set Battle of Britain

Postby snapdragon » Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:15 pm

As the title and Vallejo box set tells us this 8 bottle set is specific to the battle of Britain.

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The Set consists of these colours

71.323 BS Dark Earth
71.324 BS Dark Green
71.302 Sky Type S
71.009 Eau de Nil "D.E.Green"
71.404 Nº1 Sky Blue "Duck Egg Blue"
71.057 Black
71.126 IDF/IAF Green
71.305 Interior Grey Green

out of the colours in this box, 71.404 Nº1 Sky Blue "Duck Egg Blue" is the only one specific to this set and cannot be obtained as a separate.

Incidentally this set will also see you OK for Bomber command aircraft as well so you don't need really to purchase the bomber and training command set as you are doubling up on colours apart from Yellow which can be bought separately.

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Once more, sacrificing plastic spoons on the altar of the Great White Paint God (cousin to the Great White Porcelain God to whom everybody has prayed at some point) I present you with accurate chipset colours.

Posted in order of the list above

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The next Three are under surface ones. The first one, BS210 Sky was the official under surface colour.

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At that time Sky was in short supply so orders were given that the following 2 colours could be substituted and used from station stocks.

Eau-de-nil - better known as Duck Egg Green.

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It is a much brighter green than sky

Nº1 Sky Blue better known as Duck Egg Blue. BS101

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This colour was more used as a substitute.

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Black - used along with white or aluminium on undersurfaces covered the underside of one wing as an ID protocol. This was quickly done away with.

Vallejo have claimed to have uncovered two different colours of interior green and they include both in this set

The Official BS283

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and the new colour

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You do see the above colour more on restored aircraft and it still is in the current BS catalogue for military aircraft so I suppose that over time it has been reformulated. It could also be that the darker shade was for the cockpit and the lighter shade for the airframe etc.

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There you are. 8 paints for BoB and RAF Enthusiasts. Another set of paints to take up permanent residence in the paint locker!
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Re: RAF Special Paint Set Battle of Britain

Postby steve131 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:44 pm

As ever great work :clap: What's the story with the paint that's not sold on its own :?:
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Re: RAF Special Paint Set Battle of Britain

Postby snapdragon » Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:04 pm

Now there's the sales pitch.

If you want to use that specific colour on a Spitfire or Hurricane and you are producing a particular aircraft that had that underside colour then you have to purchase this set to get that colour.

However, it is a colour that you would not use much of and should last quite a long time. They are really one off colours and start 71.4 Same with the Aotake in the IJN set.

It's not a bad thing really. I purchase these sets from an online vendor in Spain and they are much cheaper than they are in England but you do have to add postage on so it makes sense to order more than one set. It takes roughly a week to arrive.

http://www.bellesartsferran.com/shop/b--model-building-b_modelism-paints_vallejo-model-air_model-air-sets-air-war-color-series.html

You can purchase every Model air paint colour from them for 1.95EUR a bottle (£1.73 at todays rate) which is not bad considering the UK RRP is £2.45 but can be found cheaper. They accept paypal
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Re: RAF Special Paint Set Battle of Britain

Postby steve131 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:13 pm

Some nice set's there, noticed they do Soviet set's, under looked subject nowadays :think:
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Re: RAF Special Paint Set Battle of Britain

Postby snapdragon » Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:20 pm

They will all find their way here at some point!

I am interested in their Early Luftwaffe and Luftwaffe MTO sets. They look interesting as most of the colours have been reformulated and updated from the original sets they had out
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