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Aston Martin green spray paint
#1

Hello guys,

Please can anyone help.
I have two Aston Martin resin body shells to paint. DP 214 and "2VEV" DB4 GT Zagato.

I am trying to find a decent colour match for spraying them both.
I usually use Halfords paint, sometimes Tamyia.

They will be for racing, not display perfect replicas, but I would like the colour to be as close as I can get it.

Thanks, 

Pip
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The story I heard was that there was no specific colour. One of the mechanics was quoted as saying we just mixed silver and green until it looked about right so unless they were painted from the same pot of paint mix no two cars were ever exactly the same colour. 

 You can either match something from Halfords or if you prefer from Tamiya sprays to a photo or you could try the paints4u website.
It rings a bell that the DP214 and DP215 were a lighter green than the DB4 Zagatos but I could be wrong. 

 Also found this which might help or might muddy the waters even more

http://paintref.com/cgi-bin/colorcodedis...gncl=Green
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#3

Hi, 
Thanks for your reply.  The "project " cars were a lighter shade  than the DB4 Zagatos, of that I am sure!
Back in the day paint was not coded as it is now. So a mix of what they had, to varying degrees, was probably about as scientific as it got. Will check out the attachment, thank you for that.

Will probably end up walking around Halfords & Hobbycraft with a book, just sort of going for the best educated guess  Idea
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I used to have a Peugeot 407 and it was a silvery green colour. Perhaps a bit too pale for the DP214 but the colour of those cars is open to much interpretation. The Peugeot colour is called White Gold which is very misleading. In fact the V5 document colour is simply 'Gold' and it was advertised as such so I was a bit surprised to find a green car. Certainly a very subtle wishy-washy colour and a couple of people asked me what it was. At 1:32 scale it might appear darker and just about right.  
With a DP214, no matter what colour you paint it, people will tell you its wrong - LOL

Leo

Honestly, its green! It doesn't photograph well!
   

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I owned a Proton Compact which was painted a light Blue/Mauve. I think the V5 described it as Mauve and when I took it for MOT one year the tester described it as Blue on the MOT. 
 I got a letter from DVLA stating that I was being fined for failing to notify them that I had changed the colour of the vehicle. I wrote back explaining that it wasn't my fault if the tester was colour blind and they made the MOT station issue a revised MOT showing the correct colour!

 I think Scudiera Turini is correct when he says that you will be told your DP214 is the wrong colour regardless of what shade you paint it. I was sure I had seen a discussion about Aston Martin Green before so I had a search around.
I understand from Tony Bartlett that both forums exist happily side by side so the following link should be very helpful.

https://www.slotforum.com/forums/index.p...799&page=2
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#6

Thanks Autoavia,

The link was very interesting, and confirmed an earlier result I had found regarding California Sage metallic green for the "project " cars.  Still haven't a clue as to where to find a spray can similar, but will trawl the net this afternoon.  I did come up with an exact match, but it was for airbrushing, which I don't do!!

Perhaps it would simply be easier not to paint it green, but to paint it red.  That way there would be no debate as to it being an incorrect shade of green.  Let's do Ferrari red, that should be simple, shouldn't it?
Only joking Rofl
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If you are using an airbrush I suggest you take a look at the Zero Paints website. The make paints colour matched for Aston Martins and just about any racing car you will need.
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(26th-Jul-20, 10:05 AM)Gpa113 Wrote:  Thanks Autoavia,

The link was very interesting, and confirmed an earlier result I had found regarding California Sage metallic green for the "project " cars.  Still haven't a clue as to where to find a spray can similar, but will trawl the net this afternoon.  I did come up with an exact match, but it was for airbrushing, which I don't do!!

Perhaps it would simply be easier not to paint it green, but to paint it red.  That way there would be no debate as to it being an incorrect shade of green.  Let's do Ferrari red, that should be simple, shouldn't it?
Only joking Rofl
 
 Paints4u  https://www.paints4u.com/  will make you up an aerosol. Phil Smith from Scale Slot Cars and other scratchbuilders use them a lot. Not as cheap as Halfords but if you want a non standard colour to have to pay a bit extra.

 you don't have to go with Green
http://mimodels.com/catalog/product_info...ts_id=2193

or the Rob Walker car
http://mimodels.com/catalog/product_info...ts_id=1089

or http://www.mimodels.com/catalog/product_...ts_id=1088

or this one https://www.racingsportscars.com/photo/1...16-019.jpg

The Rob Walker car also ran at Goodwood and there may be one or two other colour schemes if you dig really deep.
Incidentally the first of the continuation cars was painted Red for the launch.
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The Rob Walker car I did consider doing, especially as he was pretty local to where we live.
The kit I have is actually 2VEV, the ex Jim Clark, John Ogier Essex Racing stable car.  I have picked up a nice metallic green at Halfords, hope it will be a nice colour.

The DP214 car is trickier.   Almost every photo in every book I own of 1960's GT racers appears a slightly different shade/ interpretation of the colour.   Thanks for the paints4u info, didn't know about them.
Have picked up a close enough shade of green from Hobbycraft, which I will try spraying over silver metallic, and see what it looks like.  If I don't like it it will be in the thinners, and I might have to go down the route of having a can made up.

Thank you for your help today  Thumbup
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