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Hi Coaches,

I'm looking to paint some figures to go along with the prepainted Union Jacks Red Jersey figures that I'm ordering next week (aka next payday šŸ˜).

Does anyone know what colors Tudor usesĀ for the Dark unis, helmets, etc? And is the Union Jack on the helmet a decal or painted?

(And of course, in his honor I'm going to get a head coach figure for Doc Smeby, though I am going to modify the name to the Victoria Regimentals from Victoria, BC, Canada. RIP Coach.)

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Hey Paul:Ā 

Try Blood Red and Cyan Blue from the Tudor Paint Store. Look under the "Customize" tab.Ā 

If you're following Doc Smeby's spirit, that logo should beĀ hand painted. It was a point of personal pride with him.Ā 

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1 hour ago, NO Dave said:

Hey Paul:Ā 

Try Blood Red and Cyan Blue from the Tudor Paint Store. Look under the "Customize" tab.Ā 

If you're following Doc Smeby's spirit, that logo should beĀ hand painted. It was a point of personal pride with him.Ā 

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Perfect, thanks NO Dave! I'll order some of those color paints as well as the figures. Per my usual luck, I seem to have every other Red and Blue EXCEPT those two. šŸ˜£

Judging from the pictures, I figured it was a hand painted helmet. I just wanted to check for certain before I undertake that challenge in case there's a shortcut, but I obviously should have known better. šŸ˜

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The 'original' figures were made using basic Testors Red #1103 , Gloss White #1145 and Dark Blue #1111 enamels. I don't know if Miggle/Tudor changed from TestorsĀ enamels, but if they tried to match it correctly, regular TestorsĀ colors should work. And yes, the helmet was originally hand painted, though i think Tudor uses a stamping process for their helmets today.

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2 hours ago, Ravenna Al said:

The 'original' figures were made using basic Testors Red #1103 , Gloss White #1145 and Dark Blue #1111 enamels. I don't know if Miggle/Tudor changed from TestorsĀ enamels, but if they tried to match it correctly, regular TestorsĀ colors should work. And yes, the helmet was originally hand painted, though i think Tudor uses a stamping process for their helmets today.

Thanks Ravenna Al! I'll see if the Tudor paints that they're selling have a similar color naming scheme- I think they have paints of those names but it's been a few weeks since I last checked. I sure hope they're using what they're selling, and selling what they're using. šŸ˜

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Testors should work, depending on what it is that you are doing. I made my own numbers using a British looking font. Since you need an Alps printer to actually print white, I cheated. When you print 'white' onĀ a decal sheet, you are actually leaving a blank space. So, whatever color is under the blank is what shows through. So, I simply painted a small white square on the jerseys and placed the decals on top of that. Now, some of that white square will show outside the decal, so I just painted the edges aroundĀ the decal red so that it blended into the jersey. The result is a vivid white number on the jersey, more vivid that an actual white numbered decal is. The Testors red was a perfect match for what I did. I also touched up a few ragged stripes on the pants and jerseys this way.

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