You know that UGLY color they paint fire trucks these
April 7 2012 at 7:59 PM
(Login curtisschad) HyperScale Forums from IP address 220.127.116.11
days? It's kinda like chromate yellow only brighter. I wish they still painted them red but they don't. The thing is I have the Hasegawa ground crew set that has the little two wheel fire extinguisher and although the instructions indicate red I've seen lots of more modern photos where this unit is the color of the modern fire trucks. I don't have a clue if this color is available or if it has to be mixed. If mixed what's the formula? Can anyone on HS help?
Reminds me of 'Coventry Fire Engine Yellow' in the 1970s
April 8 2012, 6:39 AM
Coventry Fire Brigade, here in the UK, experimented with lime yellow as a fire engine colour back in the '70s. Local street lighting was sodium-based giving off a yellow light, that made red fire engines look dirty brown. They wanted a colour that would show up better under the sodium lighting - hence lime yellow.
IIRC they also experimented with a shade of pink on some fire engines there at about the same time! (Can't imagine the guys fighting to drive those though.) The weird yellow shade didn't last long though, as Coventry Fire Brigade became amalgamated with the larger West Midlands brigade, and the vehicles were all painted red again.
I once owned a BMW 320i, I think it was a 1979, cheap, because of it's color. BMW called it "Golf". Even the local dealer, late in the 80's, couldn't decipher the German on the engine bay tag-his painter translated, somehow, into "aunt jemima's lacquer", in Germglish, I suppose. I'm sure this is no help at all.
Dennis Wemp (Login demonace) HyperScale Forums 18.104.22.168
go straight to the top
April 8 2012, 9:04 PM
go straight to the mfgr and simply ask....they'll probably send you a few ounces...did this with a fire engine for the city of Crestline...sent an empty 2 oz bottle and simply asked...the quality control dept. has all kinds of people equipped to take small samples.Actually,you'll probably find that with the initial call,They'll just offer to send it,free.
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