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shado mobile - correct colour?

hi to everyone. can anyone please tell me the correct halfords car paint to use on a studio scale shado mobile kit that i have just won on ebay. i won it from paul gray,bless him,and i would like to finish it off in the correct shade of paint. i have read somewhere that it could be ford artic blue, or is there a better shade? very grateful for any help with this. also has anyone ever built or even heard of an 16"" resin moonbase interceptor kit by a company called mystery models. i also won this on ebay recently and wanted to know if the kit is acurate or are there problems in store for the unwary. do jbot decals do a decal sheet for large scale interceptor kits or any one else. thanks for any help.::thumbup:
 

Mark42

Chief Eagle Pilot
Sorry but there isn't a 'correct' colour readily available - and we would probably argue over any mixed paint as well! As there is no known original model in existence then it's just guess work.
Like most things its a case of picking one that you are comfortable with.
 
shado mobile -correct colour?

many thanks to mark 42 for his help. if he doesn`t know the exact colour then what chance have the rest of us!:cry: i`ll go for navy blue and take a chance:lol: steve
 
If you we're to restore a Dinky Shado Mobile in it's Dinky colours whats the best green to go for or what combo would make a good green?
Cheers
 

badsimmonds

Alphans
Shado Mobile colour?

Hi there

Have you tried Halfords FORD GLACIER BLUE
It's a silvery blue and was recommended to me by someone who builds quite a few of them.
 

rockwellcm

Alphans
Big rab has some info on his build site /thread

Mark mentions how he got his match up on his excellent site too
 

SteveDix

Alphans
Sorry but there isn't a 'correct' colour readily available - and we would probably argue over any mixed paint as well! As there is no known original model in existence then it's just guess work.
Like most things its a case of picking one that you are comfortable with.

There's no original Mobiles in existence?! (Lip begins to tremble)
 

Big Rab

Forum Supporter
Big rab has some info on his build site /thread

Mark mentions how he got his match up on his excellent site too

"They" say that the correct colour was Ford Arctic Blue but I found this information in a paint shop (when I was looking for something else).

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The photo was taken on my phone but these two colours are very close in real life.

However, I had already painted mine Nissan Metalic Blue or was it Toyota metalic blue? cant remember at this point, I will have to dig out the can

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Well they don't make the paint any more Ford Arctic Blue so had to judge another colour from the rack went for Fiat Blue Lagoon.
 
 

badsimmonds

Alphans
When I built mine I used Halfords Ford Glacier Blue as recommended by a well known modeller but I thought afterwards it looked a bit too blue so I gave it a very very light spray of Ford Moondust silver to tone it down but still having a tinge of blue.
My aim was to make it look like it did on my telly. I've been happy with the finished result but as other posts have said its up to the individual what colour they use.
There are always questions asked about the paints on all the original models so its a difficult thing to decide.
Good luck with whatever you choose.
 
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Well it's only the Japanese Imai kit, which isn't the best. I got the SPV to do as well so I'll use the same colour on that :)
 

Mark42

Chief Eagle Pilot
Mike Trim, who designed many of the original craft including the Mobile, stated very clearly at the last Fanderson convention that they NEVER used any car paints. The main colour paints were all hand mixed unique colours applied using a spray gun, and that he wanted to bury forever the myth that they used car colours. The most you can expect from a readily available spray can is that it may be like the colour you want.
 

badsimmonds

Alphans
Very few builders would mix paints these days so we have to rely on using car paints and with the wide range available its possible to get a close match to most colours.
From a personal point of view its always regarded for example that the mobile was a sort of blue colour but when I watch it on tv it always comes over more as as grayish silver so when I built mine i did spray it the blue colour but thought it was too blue so I toned it down to look more like it does on tv. This may be wrong but I'm quite happy with it.
 
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