Matt - you can't get Testors model car paints here, a shame as I like the Honduras Maroon and it would make a change of pace from all the bright red ones (I don't mind bright red - in fact I quite like it as my 1:1 hot rod is bright red!!). I was quite optimistic when I heard that Testors paints would start to be sold over here but all that is being imported are the military colours plus some of the basics. A plus is the metalisers are over here now and they're a nice product.
Marcos - ScaleFinishes can't ship paint outside of the U.S. either - I'll either have to get some chips or see if my local car paint shop can use some of the codes from the paint manufacturers, it seems getting the codes isn't too difficult.
You can email me about the colors you are looking for. I will be more than willing to send you the formula info I have, and you can see if a local paint shop will mix it for you.
I've found this thread really useful for learning about not only the kit but real '62 Corvettes - thanks guys!
I've got one of these kits now (took a while for one to appear over here) and I'd like to paint it an accurate colour - MCW do not ship out of the U.S. - has anyone got any suggestions on how I can get a realistic representation of '62 vette colours?
Any help greatly appreciated!!
If anyone needs factory codes, or any type of paint information, for the 62 Vette you can find them on my site (scalefinishes.com), or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) There is more info, and specs for the '62 at http://www.rogerscor...om/specs/62.htm
GM often used different names/paint codes for the same color, and this a classic example. Shelltone Ivory was a renamed formula that Pontiac used in 60/61. GM used the same color formula from 59 to 68 under several different paint codes and names. The most recognizable use of that color is paint code C Ermine White.
A great place to find these colors, and the colors they cross over to is paintref.com