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Testors Acrylic Painters Beware -Testors Cavite Blue
Posted by Bill Oreto on October 3, 2018, 5:53:45
I have been testing both Testors Acrylic paint 5-N and Polly Scale's Enchantment Blue (RR pigment) and Polly Scale 5-N against the S&S chip cards. My recommendation based upon visual results avoid Testor's Acrylic paint 5-N for use as 5-N. It is spot on Cavite Blue (Late 1941) in a 5-N labeled bottle in my eyes and as up against the S&S chips ( or least the bottles I have, the original flat). Stick with Enchantment Blue Polly Scale as 5-N (but brush painters thin it well) it is spot on the 5-N S&S Chip. Polly Scale original 5-N offering far to light and I will have to disagree with S&S it can not be used as 20B revised. Use B&O Royal Blue (RR pigment) by Polly Scale.
I thought something looked strange when I placed Testors 5-N on paint card and it looked very much like Polly Scale 5-O (which is good straight from the bottle) only to learn it is a good match for Cavite Blue. Now all visually verified.
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