MANCHESTER, UK — When it comes to color, HMG Paints is renowned for its expertise; however, this time the company has taken its work to another galaxy. HMG Paints worked with model maker Guy Cowen to develop a new color range based on hues used in the production of the original "Star Wars" movie.

The new Archive-X range of colors is inspired by the colors available in 1977 for the original production team. The range has already attracted a large amount of interest and generated pre-orders from the studio-scale-model community as well as from film production studios.

“I’ve been searching for an exact color match for my new Millennium Falcon model for a number of years and wasn’t very optimistic about the odds of success, so I contacted HMG,” said Cowen, whose models include studio-scale X-Wings and TIE Interceptors. “The job that HMG did was fantastic, and it inspired me to develop my own range of products with the hues used from the original trilogy. The Archive-X range will make many hobbyists very happy; we’ve been searching for these colors for some time.”

The Manchester-based coatings manufacturer has a rich history of working within the model hobbyist and movie industry and has previously supplied coatings for the Alien franchise and Pirates.

“We’re delighted that we’ve been able to help Guy with this project and the color matching of such iconic colors, the details in his models is incredible, and we’re proud that HMG products will be appearing on his and other hobbyists stunning creations,” said Phil Carey, HMG Colour Technician.

The project is a culmination of a lifelong passion for Cowen, which has seen countless hours of research into the exact products and hues used in the production of the films. “I’ve loved working with the HMG team on this project, and we’re really proud of the range, being able to match the hues is only possible thanks to their unique pigments and formulations.” 

The new range is available to purchase from and will be available in 30ml sizes.