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PostSubject: Ab Plate Button Colours   Sat Jan 01, 2011 10:00 pm

Looking at the archive pics and more recent hi res stormtrooper ref pics the colours are not as dark as the old school guys thought. Humbrol #15 looks almost black in pictures of fan boy suits. Dont use it..

Nowadays i use Humbrol French Blue #14 which seems a much better colour choice. It looks quite bright in close up photography but in normal portrait pictures indoors and out it looks so much better. So in future lets spread the word and get everyone using #14 Smile

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Here is my TM 1-5 replica suit using #14

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PostSubject: Re: Ab Plate Button Colours   Sat Jan 01, 2011 10:01 pm

It also looks like the buttons on the main button panel may have even been black underneath..
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PostSubject: Re: Ab Plate Button Colours   Sun Jan 02, 2011 2:57 pm

My TM acrylic capped buttons up close..

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And the hi res promo trooper ab plate..

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PostSubject: Re: Ab Plate Button Colours   Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:49 am

do you think maybe the black highlight could also be trace evidance of transfer paint it has picked up over the years?

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PostSubject: Re: Ab Plate Button Colours   Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:13 am

I'm more an NCIS man myself lol Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Ab Plate Button Colours   Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:39 pm

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What colour blue whould you say these buttons are?
Humbrol Midnight Blue No;15 orrrrrrr French Blue No;14?


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PostSubject: Re: Ab Plate Button Colours   Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:28 pm

Looks like the french blue to me Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Ab Plate Button Colours   Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:27 pm

Number 15

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PostSubject: Re: Ab Plate Button Colours   Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:31 pm

i think 15 you been on that LSD again Billy Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Ab Plate Button Colours   Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:47 pm

Has anyone looked at other brands for a closer match. As paints change over time there could be a better color from Tamiya or Valejo.

Just a thought.
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PostSubject: Re: Ab Plate Button Colours   Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:06 pm

I think you will find that its Number 48 Mediterranean Blue .

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PostSubject: Re: Ab Plate Button Colours   Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:40 pm

Wellll, its No;- 15 Midnight Blue.
The reason for putting the pictures up was to show that how much lighting can affect the shade
and the way we look at it.
Those are my ab buttons when my TM was first built many moons ago and both pictures were taken
with a flash and both were lightened for better clarity in PhotoEd. I never noticed the difference until
Mark started to use the lighter No;14 and I revisted the photos again.

I honestly think that 15 is too dark, but I'm really not sure if 14 is the right answer.
One thing that I have found out is that the base colour does alter the shade, 14 looks
far better over a black base then it does applying it straight on to white.

Hopefully one day we'll find out and be able to nail that sucker and that will be one less detail
to worry about



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PostSubject: Re: Ab Plate Button Colours   Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:53 pm

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