Hi Scotvega, hav`nt posted in awhile so had to re-register, hence not quite a noob! Just a thought, have u tried Jon Critchlow in England, I understand he has some original paint chips from meriden (may be wrong there) but we, Redmoggy and I, have used his paint and not only does it appear the tits, it`s nice stuff to use! If you do a search, young Red has posted some step by step pics on doin his tank, pacific blue an alaskan white, v.nice job too! He did mine 2, hi fi scarlet an/over silver. His silver appeared more `solid` than a lot, which when u look close always seem 2 have black flecks in them. Anyway, just vouchin` for the guys colours, they look spot on, an it`s still celly!!!