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Question about Stuart Honey Colours
SHAKY962
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Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 04:17 PM UTC
Hi

I need to start painting a British "Honey" from Academy. I used Tamiya paints, but I don┤t get any direct reference.
I wish to use the 3 tone camuflage in the Desert.
Can anybody help me?
TIA

JosÚ Miguel
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Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 06:43 PM UTC
Hi

Are you thinking of the Caunter scheme, if yes there are no exact match for all three colours from tamiya, xtracolor do a Caunter set and so do DOA. you will need pale stone, silver grey and slate. The blue that tamiya show on their version of the Caunter on their Matilda etc is wrong as is the scheme on the Matilda at bovington tank museum.

Hope this has been of help.

Paul
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Posted: Saturday, July 14, 2012 - 05:39 AM UTC
Here are some Tamiya mixes for Caunter colours:

BS.34 Slate
At last the final colour for Caunter. Specified as the darkest colour to be used on vehicles painted with the Caunter scheme. Came into use in 1940 and apparently retained as one of the alternative colours to be used with the 1942 patterns.
Mix: 1 pt XF24 + 1 pt XF4.
This is a fraction dark compared to the standard but a touch of white or light grey will tone it down.

BS 64 Portland Stone
Mix: 6 pts XF2 + 1 pt XF3 + 1 pt XF57.
It could stand a fraction more XF2 and perhaps a fraction less XF57 but if I tweaked it then the proportions of the other colours would be really silly.

BS.28 Silver Grey
This is the official colour used as one of the disrupters with Slate in the 'Caunter' scheme. In use on all types of AFVs and other vehicles in Egypt from mid to late 1940 till cancelled in December 1941.
Mix: 7 pts XF21 + 1 pt XF19 +1 pt XF4
Be careful with XF4 as even a little too much will throw this colour far too green. Err on the light side.


These are from Mike Starmer.

HTH

Paul
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Posted: Saturday, July 14, 2012 - 12:11 PM UTC
Thansk a lot Paul!!!!!
I will be paint my Honey in Bs61, 28 y 64. Is that Ok?

JosÚ miguel
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Posted: Sunday, July 15, 2012 - 03:46 PM UTC
Jose,

Well, it is _possible_ to paint it using BS 61 Light Stone, but that was not the normal colour. You should use Portland Stone (BS 64) instead. Light Stone was a permitted alternative, but wasn't used much. You'd need good evidence that the vehicle you were modelling was in that colour to call it accurate.

HTH

Paul
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