Correct blue for GNER hst

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Correct blue for GNER hst

Postby dan8400 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:48 pm

Hi everyone

I have a mix of Hornby and Lima hst coaches that I have been collecting from eBay. The only problem being; there are two different shades of blue.

Which is the correct one? One is very dark and the other is very light. The power cars are the darker shade. I don't mind stripping these all down and painting them, but I want to get it right first time.

Also, where do you recommend getting the paint from? Phoenix, Fox Transfers, Railmatch etc etc (for airbrush use)

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Re: Correct blue for GNER hst

Postby hairyhandedfool » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:14 pm

If memory serves, the Lima coaches are a bit too dark and the Hornby ones a lot too light. Lima were also far more consistent with their colour. Hornby almost varied within the same batch.
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