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Old 9th March 2013, 14:02   #46
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If someone in interested in the original shades Landmaster was available in, there is a reference here in the form of a letter from the Vice President, Hindustan Motors

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/post-w...andmaster.html (My Lady Love in Black (1955 Landmaster))

Please view the post # 177 (third image from top) here.
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Thanks, will try to research that lead. If you are aware of articles or websites that address this aspect of painting please do let me know as I am interested
DKG,

There are many ways to do that in modelling world with variety of materials like womens make up powders, pastle colors, real earth and rust materials. paints having color earth, rust etc. Special solutions for rusting and then color wash (pre and post paint).

Some age gracefully, some do heavy rotting and some do RIP vehicles. Here is one video showing the heavy rusting / rotting by rust solution



Second video is similar in nature but a different approch

It upon us on on what level we want to achieve. And now some pictures of weathered scale models. The first two before and after pictures. Third and fourth more of weathering.

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Dug out another period Fiat 1100 colour, this time its 'Sea Light Green'

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An original paint image attached for reference

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So far I have the following

Grampian / Granopia (?) green (light creamish green, 71 Delight)
Sardine Nimbus (dark grey, 72 Delight)
Black (assume all models)
Elkhart yellow (Deep yellow, with a tinge of green, Delight)
Natina Blue (medium blue, 73 President, maybe earlier as well)
Fawn Beige (dark beige, 78 Padmini)
Artic White (Padmini)
Tartar Red (Padmini)
Peacock Blue (Fiat Elegant)
Azzuro (?) (Light blue, Padmini of the 1980s)
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Dug out another period Fiat 1100 colour, this time its 'Sea Light Green'


An original paint image attached for reference

So far I have the following

Grampian / Granopia (?) green (light creamish green, 71 Delight)
Sardine Nimbus (dark grey, 72 Delight)
Black (assume all models)
Elkhart yellow (Deep yellow, with a tinge of green, Delight)
Natina Blue (medium blue, 73 President, maybe earlier as well)
Fawn Beige (dark beige, 78 Padmini)
Artic White (Padmini)
Tartar Red (Padmini)
Peacock Blue (Fiat Elegant)
Azzuro (?) (Light blue, Padmini of the 1980s)
Nice to see a "Sea Light Green" Delight again!
I remember hearing this name first from a neighbour/family friend in our previous colony who had an early 70s Delight in this colour (AAY 494) for more than 20 years until they sold it in 1997! Incidentally, it also evokes a special memory for me as that was the first Fiat on which I recall seeing the "Fiat 1100D" badge as a kid, and thus being able to comprehend why people called the padmini as Fiat!

Reg. Elkhart Yellow, I remember tbhpian ram saying that it was first used on the Presidents?
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So far I have the following...
Missed one - 'Moonstone' - a very light grey

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Reg. Elkhart Yellow, I remember tbhpian ram saying that it was first used on the Presidents?
I have seen 2 Delights in original paint, one even has 'E. Yellow' in the RC book (haven't checked the other).
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Dug out another period Fiat 1100 colour, this time its 'Sea Light Green'

Grampian / Granopia (?) green (light creamish green, 71 Delight)
Sardine Nimbus (dark grey, 72 Delight)
Black (assume all models)
Elkhart yellow (Deep yellow, with a tinge of green, Delight)
Natina Blue (medium blue, 73 President, maybe earlier as well)
Fawn Beige (dark beige, 78 Padmini)
Artic White (Padmini)
Tartar Red (Padmini)
Peacock Blue (Fiat Elegant)
Azzuro (?) (Light blue, Padmini of the 1980s)
I remember very clearly that PAL also offered an orange shade, a friend of mine in school had one, I would say mid 1970, maybe wrong about the year. But Orange it was.

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I have seen 2 Delights in original paint, one even has 'E. Yellow' in the RC book (haven't checked the other).
I presume you meant this colour:

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I presume you meant this colour:
Difficult to say for sure - it should be a bit lighter maybe. The car is question I refer to is the GJM registered car that attends our meets, in original paint.
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I remember very clearly that PAL also offered an orange shade, a friend of mine in school had one, I would say mid 1970, maybe wrong about the year. But Orange it was.

Cheers harit
Yes true indeed, this was a sober shade of the orange colour (not bright)- thats just when the Premier President became the Padmini.We have the Nissan Micra in metallic orange now, whereas the Padmini had this exact shade but was non-metallic. Or to be exact, the "Heera Panna" Chevrolet of Dev Anand had this Padmini shade. The Padmini was also offered in a two tone colour viz. orange with a white hood in 1977. Also in 1977, it came in a bottle green colour with a white hood (two tone). To view this two tone shade, its best seen in Shaan in the scene where the Porsche 911 is parked by the roadside. Two Padminis in original shades are also seen - one in a two tone.

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The bottle green and white Padmini

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Another Padmini in the shade which Stanher has shown

(both pictures from SHAAN)

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Missed one - 'Moonstone' - a very light grey

I have seen 2 Delights in original paint, one even has 'E. Yellow' in the RC book (haven't checked the other).
Moonstone is the shade of the Fiat 1100 D used by actor Achla Sachdev in the 1972 film "Kal Aaj Aur Kal". This shade was so common that it had almost become dated.
As regards the E Yellow, it was a cucumber coloured shade, with a wee bit towards the yellow side.Only 1100D's came in this colour and not the President or the Padmini. the dark grey shade was carried over by the 1100 D to the President. Also a smoky white shade was carried over from the 1100 D to the President.

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I presume you meant this colour:
This too was an original shade.

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Experts,

What in your opinion would be the exact shade of a blue named, ' MOON BLUE' ?

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Depends on which make of the car ? As many companies called their shades to their tonal depth with the same name Cheers
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Depends on which make of the car ? As many companies called their shades to their tonal depth with the same name Cheers
Referring to an early twenties American tourer. 1920-21.
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Referring to an early twenties American tourer. 1920-21.
Thanks but can't be of help with that from my paints book Cheers and all the best . I am sure it will be found by your connections

The only connect I have is the " MOON " blue as per attached image

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Some original paints of Ambassadors and Fiats parked in Churchgate area, Bombay

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Some original paints of Ambassadors and Fiats parked in Churchgate area, Bombay
AND a solitary Standard Gazel, in the sea of Ambys and Fiats!
We had one in the same dark blue incidentally.
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