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Matt Stevens 113/03/2019 23:28:04
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Hi All,

So getting near the point of considering painting....question is, what colour? I am kindof set of the box bed being black, but everything else is flexible.

My thought right now is to do the boxbed Stuart black, the cylinder Stuart Green and the flywheel red and everything else polished. Will three colours look odd? What colour red would i use - i have heard somewhere of people using a specific red and mixing a tiny amount of black in? I welcome any other suggestions....

I know this seems trivial in the grand scheme of things, but having spent so long making the thing, i want to make sure i get the colours looking good.



mechman4814/03/2019 17:00:46
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I used 'PlastiKote' insignia red for my Stuart flywheels. Looks a nice muted red, not a screaming scarlet or pillar box red, usual disclaimer ...

s10v base.jpg

037 s50 pre-trial assembly (3).jpg


3404614/03/2019 17:22:45
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My Victoria is Stuart supplied green for the bed.

Cylinder is lagged wood strips with two brass bands, cylinder end plates polished.

Flywheel is Plastikote Insignia Red.

Needless to say , I have a tin of unopened black.

Can send you a picture if you message me with your e-mail address.


Edited By Bill Chugg on 14/03/2019 17:23:12

Matt Stevens 115/03/2019 15:45:46
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Thanks for the ideas.... They look nice models...

Any other opinions....perhaps post images of your models/colour scheme to give me some inspiration! laugh

Ron Laden15/03/2019 16:25:49
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I know it wouldnt be Stuart but would you consider another colour and ring the changes. What about Ruston Maroon, I think that against polished parts would look really eye catching. I know Craftmaster Paints do it as I was looking at it a while back.

Just a thought

mechman4815/03/2019 18:22:48
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Here is a couple of pics of my Vertical single cross engine during its painting process... All colours 'PlastiKote fast dry' enamel... bought from 'Hobbycraft & Halfords' .. usual disclaimer

FDE Aero Sky blue...

61 vscross painting cont (3).jpg

1240 FDE Aero harbour blue... rim... FDE Aero Crème de la Crème...

63.vscross .jpg flywheel polishing (4).jpg

All paint sealed with clear lacquer...

64.vscross .jpg  latest assembly (1).jpg

My colour stock consists of rattle cans ...

Stuart green
Stuart Black
T045 Garden green
FDE Aero sky blue
FDE Aero crème de la crème
FDE 1240 Aero Harbour blue
1065 Insignia red
E508 Chrome effect.


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