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    Struggling to find a colour match...

    Good morning all,

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    I am restoring a French 105mm HE shell, (pictured above with a French 90mm) both Great war period, and am struggling to find the Sand/tan/Buff colour that the 90mm has on its ogive.The idea is to paint the upper section of the 105 in an identical colour.
    Despite what I thought were good matches, they've turned out to be way off the mark.

    Interestingly, the big French 155mm I have (pictured) has its original paint and is a perfect match to what the 90mm has.
    So whoever was involved in painting the 90mm had done their homework very well.

    So I guess my question is: Does anyone here have any idea which shade/colour may have been used. I've checked BS381 and RAL colour charts, even scraped the barrel with Homebase and B&Q, to no avail and I want to get it right.
    If I can find the colour that the 90mm has, my task is over...

    Many thanks in advance!
    D

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    Try Humbrol matt 94,most model shops ,Hobby craft sell them
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    Thanks Big Dave,
    I'll give that a shot.
    Cheers!

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    Hello starshell,

    Nothing about the yellow RAL but the first shell is not 90mm but a 95mm model 1914.

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    Minenaz16,
    Your absolutely right and I even posted the shell on Bocn as a 95mm a couple of years back.
    For some reason I have 90mm stuck in my head.
    Ignore me, I'm getting old.....
    Cheers.

 

 

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