Customs: Concept 08 BB color question

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  1. edbomber

    edbomber Well-Known Member

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    I have the Target exclusive BB and I'm trying to remove all the battle damage. I've managed to strip off the extra black smuges off the roof and the hood but I can't get rid of the battle damage off the side door without stripping some of the paint off as well. Does anyone happen to if there's a paint out now that matches up with this existing color? I was hoping to avoid mixing paint to get the desired color. Any help would be appreciated.
     
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    Tamiya make a lemon yellow that you could try that is a match right out of the bottle. Make sure you get the bottle with xf on it for the glossy kind.
     
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    Which one in the set? Tamiya yellow matches the 74' and yellow with a little orange mixed in matches the concept.

    TT
     
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    hmm... yellow with a lil orange huh?? how much is a little TT?
     
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    I dip the handle of the paint brush into the orange and let it drip into yellow, stir (with a clean brush), repeat. Paint a spare piece of plastic and see if it matches. it's very easy to go darker and very hard to go lighter so be careful. Pouring a good amount of yellow into an empty paint jar will save you the rest of the colour.

    TT.

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    I did find that tamiya's spray Camel yellow is a damn near a direct match, BUT I cant find it in a brush on. so its a pain in the ass to brush. If you could find that in a brush on it works quite well.
     
  7. edbomber

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    Thanks everyone for the help!

    Omega: Do you know what kind of spray the Camel Yellow is? Enamel or Acrylic?
     
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    Testor's enamel - chrome yellow is very darn close. I'd even use it straight out of the bottle.
     
  9. OMEGAPRIME1983

    OMEGAPRIME1983 Well-Known Member

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    hey, its a laquere.. laqure... laq... yea, its that stuff.
     
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    Most of Tamiya sprays don't come in the brush on bottles. What you can do though is take the top of an empty spray can and spray about 3 inches away into the top of the can and then you can brush that on. Word of caution, wash the brush you are using immediately after you are done painting with it. Even one minute of sitting around will cause the spraypaint to stick to the brush and it will not come off.
     
  11. RyakinX

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    Has anybody tried the take the top of the can off and spray it into the top idea with Krylon fusion. What I mean is spray it into a glass bottle, and then run it through a metal airbrush, cause it would probably bond with my plastic Aztec. I'm intrigued by Fusion never used it before, and the molecular bonding with plastic, sounds kinda kool, I just HATE spray cans for anything other than primer.
     
  12. OMEGAPRIME1983

    OMEGAPRIME1983 Well-Known Member

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    actually if you use the tamiya sprays, they go on awsome. very smoot. I just repaint the movie ironhide with a gloss black (I didnt like the different tones between the doors and the fenders) but it looks great, maybe one I get home I can post some pics of it for ya so you can see how smooth it is.
     
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    cool I'd like to see that
     
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    I do this constantly with Krylons, you'll be amazed how well that stuff coats with a brush. It dries quickly also, which you acrylic users will love. ;) 
     

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