Need paint help please -- Revell Big Boy Model

jtudor Feb 15, 2009

  1. jtudor

    jtudor TrainBoard Member

    It's model related, but it will be a stationary model.

    My wife got me the Revell Plastic model for the 4-8-8-4 Big boy for Christmas. I haven't started building it yet because I am having a problem finding the paint. Revell does not say what manufacturers baint names or numbers are used in the instructions, and I cannot find the color names anywhwere so far. Revell does not even give paint chips and I wowuld really like to have the colors as close to right as possible.

    Here is what I have from the instruction sheet:
    The color numbers are from the German colors:
    Aluminum, metallic 99
    Black, matt 8
    Stone grey, matt 75
    Olive brown, matt 86
    Steel, metallic 91
    Anthracite gray, matt 9
    Fiery red, silky-matt 330
    Brass, metallic 92
    Any help would be appreciated, I really want to get this model built and to make it a nice looking one too.
  2. river_eagle

    river_eagle TrainBoard Member

    You should be able to get those from Floquil in their polyscale acrylic paint line.
    finished product.
  3. Caddy58

    Caddy58 TrainBoard Member


    here in Germany Revell sells thier own line of paint. The numbers appear to be referring to these paints (I checked Black 8 and Anthracite 9).
    I would suggest that you do not worry about these numbers but buy your favourite brand of paint based on the "name" of the paint alone.

  4. Mr. SP

    Mr. SP Passed away August 5, 2016 In Memoriam

    Beware of using Floquil's solvent based paint. It's a lacquer based paint and might attack the plastic the model is molded from. I suggest using Scalecoat2 or one of the acrylic paints or Testors Model Master paints thinned a bit.
  5. river_eagle

    river_eagle TrainBoard Member

    That's why I specificly recommended
  6. jtudor

    jtudor TrainBoard Member

    I finally found out that there is a Revell corss reference to Humbrol paint that seems pretty accurate, so I have now ordered some Humbrol from Red Frog Hobbies in NY and should have it in about a week.

    Aluminum, metallic: Revell 99 Humbrol 56
    Black, matt: Revell 8 Humbrol 33
    Stone grey, matt: Revell 75 Humbrol 64
    Olive brown, matt: Revell 86 Humbrol 26
    Steel, metallic: Revell 91 Humbrol 27003
    Anthracite gray, matt: Revell 9 Humbrol 85
    Fiery red, silky-matt: Revell 330 Humbrol 132
    Brass, metallic: Revell 92 Humbrol 54

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