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UK 503 ers

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:43 am
by nick peters
Hello Everyone
Have any of you had /obtained/ know where. Correct shade of Blue Drab paint is available here. Getting Paint shipped in from US or across the channel can be a costly nightmare :roll:
regards Nick

Re: UK 503 ers

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:56 am
by Scrumps

Re: UK 503 ers

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:35 am
by nick peters
Scrumps
Thanks for that mate Ideal !!!! Have you used it? Wonder how close it is?
regards Nick

Re: UK 503 ers

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:01 pm
by nick peters
Paint sorted.
regards Nick

Re: UK 503 ers

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:36 pm
by Scrumps
Hi Nick,

Not used it personally but seems OK from a quick net search.

I just used a very light grey to do my “field” markings using Axholme stencils - I didn’t bother with the blue drab markings. I was advised “white” is too bright so my local motor factors mixed me a satin aerosol of the colour I chose.

Scrumps

Re: UK 503 ers

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:12 pm
by nick peters
Scrumps
Using the blue on a late war Gemco trailer. They would appear to have used this colour thru to end of production.
regards Nick

Re: UK 503 ers

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:11 am
by David
I believe the 'correct' shade is RAL 5014.

Re: UK 503 ers

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:42 am
by nick peters
Hey David
Thanks for that mate :)
regards Nick

Re: UK 503 ers

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:45 pm
by Mark Jesic
Nick , RAL is good paint, i use it on my jeep, it is produced by FOSCO. Hope this helps. :D

Re: UK 503 ers

Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:12 am
by nick peters
Thanks for that Mark.
regards Nick

Re: UK 503 ers

Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:37 am
by Greendot319
Nick,
All you need is pot of Humbrol 144, job sorted

Re: UK 503 ers

Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:44 am
by David
Greendot319 wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:37 am
Nick,
All you need is pot of Humbrol 144, job sorted
Indeed, 144 is the Humbrol code for Ral 5014. It comes in standard and matt, I have a small tin of each but didn't open them yet.

Re: UK 503 ers

Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:15 am
by jonny from birstall
I have used matt144 on my jeep and it looks perfect.

Re: UK 503 ers

Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:26 am
by nick peters
Thanks everyone.
Blue Drab numbers on my Gemco trailer now :) .
regards Nick