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  1. How about this? I decided to restrict my choice to Rust-Oleum Hard-Hat colours that are made to RAL standards. These are Gloss but I hope to tone down the finish with a coat of Clear Matt if is it is too shiny? The designs are work-in-progress but this is an example of the front of the cabinet for now. Red = Hard-Hat RAL 3020 Traffic Red #CC0605 Yellow = Hard-Hat RAL 1023 Traffic Yellow #FAD201 Green = Hard-Hat RAL 6001 Emerald Green #017700
  2. Cheers, I have the RAL palette imported, now. It told me I did not have access to the page the first time I tried. That should be very useful to me in future as I can search using the RAL code or Name... or just click on everything that looks promising and find what I want that way. That is another "restored" machine you found on pinball info. There is paint in places that were never painted and the Reds are obviously hand-painted... the factory used Stencils and Spray Paint so the lines were sharp. I have yet to find another machine iun original paint-work other than the one I included i
  3. I am unable to identify the colour of items being restored so I have to make an educated guess and then choose colours that appear to be "correct" or at least look convincing. I, therefore, need a colour pallete from which to choose those colours and RAL colours fulfill that need. I have two requirements: Access to a range of Paints that can be identified by their colour, ie, RAL codes The ability to use the RAL colour in Designer, ie, its RGB equivalent, so that I can see how the painted article will look A short-cut for me would be to have the RAL colour pallette available in
  4. I would like to thank you all for contributing this post. I have already had more feedback than I have from the Pinball forums but this is an "art" subject! VectorVonDoom, you are right, RAL codes were almost certainly not used in 1958 in North America but they are the most popular Central European colour standard used today and they provide me with a standard to work with. Paint manufacturers tend to develop thier own colours and so it is impossible to set the 'Fill' in Deigner to accurately represent them, although, Hex RGB codes are sometimes available? I have seen examples of the pain
  5. Thank you, Marc. I found that to idenify the original paints used in 1958 I would need documentation from the period but I have not been able to find anyone with such a thing, if it ever existsed and I doubt the paint codes could be identified? The paintshop workers are probably dead or senile? I am aware of Williams Amusements in Ponyfract, Yorks, England. It is who I bought my machine from two years ago. I am sceptical about them as they do not return my calls for help on restoration and the "restored" machine they have for sale is inaccurate, such as colours, lack of logos and the thei
  6. This is my first attempt at using Affinity Designer so I am open to suggestions from experienced users. In the 1950's, PinBall machines were becoming very popular but machines surviving from that time either have been restored or the art-work on the cabinets has faded to different colours. I took a photo and corrected the perspective in Affinity Photo then moved to Designer to create a new design that closely matches the original. It took a huge effort in researching paint colours, RAL and Hex codes, how colours fade with time and exposure to sunlight so the result is my best educated gue
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