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 Post subject: Colours: Humbrol 170
PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 10:59 am 
For the record folks Humbrol 170 is (or was) called 'Brown Bess'.

I see it quoted as 'Bess Brown' all the time, quite a lot recently too - but to me it reads like 'Rifle Pulse' or 'Thrower Flame'. There's no such paint as Bess Brown.

Don't believe me? Try typing Bess Brown into Google and see what happens! ;)

-Harry

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 Post subject: Re: Humbrol 170
PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 12:18 pm 
no no no !

the correct name is : Uniformbraun ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Humbrol 170
PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 2:42 pm 
...but it's pronounced "throat wobbler mangrove".


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 Post subject: Re: Humbrol 170
PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 3:34 pm 
Spelt; L u x u r y Y a c h t
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 Post subject: Re: Humbrol 170
PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 8:57 pm 
My apologies....guess my dyslexia kicked in...
Ill have my wife hit me in the back of the head, should take care of it.:P


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 Post subject: Re: Humbrol 170
PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 10:55 pm 
You know us military types Harry... Like to name everything backwards.
Now who's for some biscuits brown? :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Humbrol 170
PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 7:58 am 
Ha - in the german army it´s the same.

everything is named backwards with a "," between.
like "Kampfstiefel, schwarz" (boot, black)

But the best is our ZDV (hard to translate - it´s something like the handbook /manual for all soldiers in german army)

The best two orders are:

"if you reach the top of a tree, you have to stop climbing by yourself"

and

"if you are standing in water and it is reaches your chest, you have to start swimming by your self!

no lie...

I love it! That´s why i am an USCM in my freetime :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: Humbrol 170
PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 5:46 pm 
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Quote:Don't believe me? Try typing Bess Brown into Google and see what happens!
I am fairly pleased with the search results under Google's 'images' tab. :D
Tom
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 Post subject: Re: Humbrol 170
PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 7:26 pm 
Harry is right, as always!


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 Post subject: Re: Humbrol 170
PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 11:55 pm 
My last post was slightly tongue - in - cheek. However, the fifth image made me feel proud and was wondering if anyone else noticed it.

Of course Harry is correct. He's my hero!! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Humbrol 170
PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 2:43 pm 
That's where I was going wrong.. I was looking for Brown Bees... D'Oh!
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 Post subject: Re: Humbrol 170
PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 5:51 pm 
It is Humbrol 170 but I believe they no longer make it.

A bunch of the marine guys cornered the market in this not long before the NSC event and I'm not sure if there is any left anywhere.


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 Post subject: Re: Humbrol 170
PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 12:40 am 
I just recently found two tins from a hobby shop
in the UK.

It was their last two tins and the owner told me
he would write to me when more comes in.

I'm guessing that is an email I will never recieve.
<span style="color:gray;font-family:century gothic;font-size:small;]Anytime I see something screech across a room and latch onto someone's neck, and the guy screams and tries to get it off, I have to laugh, because what is that thing.


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 Post subject: Re: Humbrol 170
PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 12:55 pm 
Another UK Online Model shop has Brown Bess.......
www.anticsonline.co.uk/

Ja
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 Post subject: Re: Humbrol 170
PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 6:45 pm 
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Quote:Another UK Online Model shop has Brown Bess....... www.anticsonline.co.uk/


"Humbrol 14ml Enamel 186 Matt Brown Bess"

Does anyone know why it's number is 183 and not 170?


Paul.

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 Post subject: Re: Humbrol 170
PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 11:15 am 
Because its the wrong colour.
^speaking from experience^ :roll:

SAS
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 Post subject: Re: Humbrol 170
PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 1:01 pm 
So Sidewinder,

That`s not brown bess then? How much is it off from you experiance?

Seems strange having the same name on two different colours IMHO.

I`ve just ordered some along with some other colours I needed anyway.Though I don`t have a "correct" brown Bess to compare this one with,so any help would be usefull :D

Ja
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 Post subject: Re: Humbrol 170
PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 8:22 pm 
Hi all

Just found this web site with paint conversion numbers for Vallejo Model Color : www.creativemodels.net/hu...ersion.htm

going by their where to get it chart there are loads of dealers, so might be quite good if anyone with a tin of 170 could go and check against this stuff and see.

:) Don


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 Post subject: Re: Humbrol 170
PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 5:30 pm 
Its way off, #186 is totally brown man.

However I just got some Humbrol Authentic Colour MC6 Brown Bess - this is a #170 equivalent apparently. We shall see, though I don't have any 'proper' #170 to compare it with.

Also Revell # 46 is apparently a #170 equivalent...?

SAS


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 Post subject: Humbrol 170 Brown Bess RGB Color / Colour Code
PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 6:51 pm 
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Service Number: A96/TQ1.8.34962E2
Country: United Kingdom
Xhiwar wrote:
Got to the cross reference page via the humbrol wikipedia entry. Lookie here:

{ Pug50 - the original site domain is blacklisted for malware. I looked it up in a VM and checked the HTML. Safe mirror here:
pages/humbrol.htm }

says that Humbrol 170 Brown Bess is "RAL 7013". So I looked that up, found this:

http://www.easyrgb.com/reference.php

run it through the calc and made the pic below. Not too bad. Any input appreciated, since I don't really have any Brown Bess to compare it to...


So Brown Bess is most similar to RAL 7013 which is RGB 84.59 79.72 65.72 (decimal) which is approximately #555042 in HTML Hex notation.

Additionally, the colour table also confirms that Revell 046 Nato Olive Matt is a good match for Brown Bess.

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