Day-glow

Looking at some of the aircraft I wish to modle in the future or have actualy started to a lesser or greater degree I find that I need to use Day-glow paint.

I hapen to have a tin of Humbrol 209 (Fire Orange) which is no longer produced and am looking for suitable alternatives to anable the production of a Day-glow Red or a mixed Red and Orange.

Can anyone advise on a posible sorce within the UK as posting paints from outside dosent happen as far as I know.

Thanks

Gondor

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Gondor
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I've seen Day-Glo paint sold in small glass jars in art supply shops but what the actual liquid type is, I don't know ?

I'll ask my mate tonight, the fount of knowledge and who wastes his time in Modelzone, Croydon.

Richard.

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Richard Brooks

Testors has a set of acrylic fluorescents in the little square glass bottles here in the colonies, aren't they available there too?

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Disco58

and the day glo orange is the real thing.

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e

Testors paint is very hard to find in the UK. Poly Scale isn't exactly common either. Presumably most retailers have such a wide selection of European ranges to choose from that they can't be bothered with the hassle of importing from outwith the EU. I would imagine there would be tariff issues as well, which would bump the cost up.

John

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John Walker

The Airfix/Humbrol website still lists 209 as current. If it's hard to find I'm sure Revell or Games Workshop will do something close.

John

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John Walker

While to get the real fluorescent color you NEED the fluorescent dye or pigment, if you CANNOT find it you can do a weathered model. Those dayglo colors weathered VERY rapidly, and lost their fluorescent nature. You can then mix up a combination of red and orange to match the tint. The dayglo red weathered to a rather common medium red, like a chinese red.

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Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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